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CarolynB 11-25-2010 05:19 PM

Any Ideas How To Get More Women Interested in Firearms?
I'm a disabled woman and got my concealed carry license a few years ago. I'm disappointed that more women aren't interested in protecting themselves. I'm curious about whether or not your wife, girlfriend, significant other shares your interest in firearms.


Poink88 11-25-2010 05:45 PM

My wife used to be against me owning a gun, what turned her into it is watching the TV series 24. After that, it was almost her begging me to buy a gun. Shortly after our first (a .40 XDm), she asked for her own :D (.22 LR Browning Buck Mark) which I gladly obliged. I am planning on buying a second .40 XDm for her as well so we can share mags, ammo, etc.

CA357 11-25-2010 05:52 PM

My wife shoots. She's not nearly as passionate about it as I am, but she could take out a zombie. ;)

She wasn't very pro gun until the rise in crime in our city.

lukeisme 11-25-2010 05:56 PM

My wife hunts and shoots with me all the time. She is in fact my best range buddy!!!! I have to say that she has more expensive tastes in firemarms then I do, but I also like to tinker and improve. She just likes to shoot and shoot a lot. Her favorite to shoot is a Interarms 44mag in a 7" barell. Not a real expensive firearm, but the ammo is expensive!!! I have to get reloading for that one for sure.Her CC is a LCP. But we are getting new sights put on her new CC which is a Kimber. I like the fact that she is stepping up to a .45acp.
Ladies the guys love to see you shoot not only is it hot but we love the fact that you are a responsible citizen willing to take control of your future, you know not the old fashioned he will do it for me attitude. Least thats my point of view!:D So kudos to you and every other citizen of the female gender and I would be happy to shoot with ya any day of the week!!!

JTJ 11-25-2010 06:07 PM

Invite another woman to go shooting with you.
The Women on Target program for the NRA helps but you need a range and they have to show enough interest to participate. The local indoor range does a CW class with a woman instructor and the ladies are more comfortable. If you have a range that does instruction, talk them into women only classes preferably taught by a woman. Check to see if there is an FNRA Commitee in your area and contact them. Their annual dinners are great events with raffles and auctions. At least 1 gun for every 10 people along with a bunch of other stuff.

Some women have a problem with the slides on semi auto pistols. Some have been intimidated by heavy recoil. You need to choose weapons that work for them. Keep the recoil down when learning. My wife learned on a 4" S&W 19 and 38 specials. Now she has a Glock 19.

One of the problems with rifle shooting is the lack of decent stocks sized for women. Most mfgs put out crappy looking kids stocks. Weatherby is an exception with the Vanguard. I had to customize a stock for my wifes 17M2 rifle. I have been bugging Savage about it and I got word they are bringing out a stock for the ladies.

dunerunner 11-25-2010 06:33 PM

My wife won't have anything to do with them. I've tried to get her interested so she could share the sport with me, but no joy!

They go bang, they're dangerous and she is frightened by them. Some people are just that way.

I refuse to be a victim!!

Bello 11-25-2010 06:55 PM

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doctherock 11-25-2010 07:00 PM

My wife was never into shooting. I bought her a pistol to shoot and she loves it. It helps when a woman wants to truly be involved in everything her husband does. She likes shooting enough to let me get more rifles and pistols.

winds-of-change 11-25-2010 07:19 PM

I think it's just like most anything else. Some people like to garden, some don't. Same with horse back riding, fishing, football, etc. It just might not be for everyone.

I love Bello's post. I would love to own a pink gun.

c3shooter 11-25-2010 11:21 PM

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Start them young, with an accurate firearm that does not hurt them. My daughters grew up shooting with me, and now my granddaughters.

If you tell her you think it is cute that a little girl comes shooting, she will smile shyly, and ask if you have heard of Ludmila Pavlichenko. She is the one I call "the Anarchist-in-training".

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