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readygirl 04-08-2012 08:48 AM

Ladies at the range
 
Spent some time on the indoor handgun range today, breaking in some new hardware. I noticed a lot more women there than usual, and not there with men, but on their own, and with their girlfriends.The place was xtra busy,had to wait over an hour to get a lane. During that time i seen the beginners shooter safety class let out. Consisted of 11- women, and 2-men, I think we are gaining on you guys.......

winds-of-change 04-08-2012 08:50 AM

That's good. More often than not, when I go to the range I am alone. I prefer shooting with an experienced shooter so I can have a chance to learn but I do my best shooting when I am alone. When I go to the range I can almost guarantee you I am the only single female there. There may be another woman or two with a man but I don't think I've ever seen a single female at the range other than myself.

Readygirl, what are you doing up so late at night? I work midnight shift, that's why I'm up. :)

Also curious, what were you shooting? I have a GP100, a Ruger Mark II and a Sig P238. I think my next purchase may be a rifle if I can find one that fits me well. I looked at a Henry Lever action Repeater and liked it. I've also looked at some youth model rifles.

fmj 04-08-2012 02:11 PM

IMHO this is a GREAT thing...always love to see the fairer sex at the range. Adds to the scenery!:D

vincent 04-08-2012 02:32 PM

Recently, far more women than men are obtaining CCW permits here in NC.

TacticalSenior 04-08-2012 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by readygirl (Post 764988)
think we are gaining on you guys.......

Yep I shoot at Reed's indoor in Santa Clara California regularly. Definitely women are a good percentage of the population the times I am there. I have brought my wife there and her girlfriend.

Many of the women in our group of friends are no strangers to handguns. It wasn't until I started shooting again and brought up the subject that the other women started sharing their experience with guns. One shared she used to be a gun buyer for Cabela's. She lived in Minnesota at the time and had a indoor gun range in her house. She said her dad used to "pimp" her out by sending her to shooting contests when she was young where she would win him prizes like jackets, range bags and other manly prizes. She relates this story with great respect and affection for her father but did wish some of the prizes would have been jewelry and shoes. :)

I brought my wife to the range hoping she would get excited about shooting and I could count on her to protect me when I was old, decrepit and could no longer hold a gun. :) She enjoys shooting and is very good too!

fmj 04-09-2012 12:39 AM

I posted this pic on my spacebook page after we got home from the range this particular day with the status update.... "<-----this man thinks the only thing more sexy than a woman with a gun....is a woman with a gun that KNOWS how to use the gun!"

I then posted as a description of the photo....
________(wifes name) bringing sexy back!!
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ies/gun054.jpg

She then threatened to shoot me with my own gun(s) for posting that picture against her demands. Said her hair wasnt done and she was in my "hilljack" shirt :rolleyes::D;)

BenLuby 04-09-2012 12:42 AM

Got lucky myself and have a wife that can shoot. I'd rather have a woman that can shoot than can cook. (Fortunately, mine can do both) because I can always order a pizza or take out. I can't afford an armed security guard in the house.

fmj 04-09-2012 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by BenLuby (Post 765509)
Got lucky myself and have a wife that can shoot. I'd rather have a woman that can shoot than can cook. (Fortunately, mine can do both) because I can always order a pizza or take out. I can't afford an armed security guard in the house.

LMAO!! Mine couldnt do either when we met....at least shes taken to the shooting....the cooking lesson havent took.:D

She says my cooking skills are the only reason she keeps me around.;)

Thats prolly why she hasnt shot me yet :eek:

texaswoodworker 04-09-2012 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 764990)
I looked at a Henry Lever action Repeater and liked it. I've also looked at some youth model rifles.

Henry's are good rifles. Were you looking into the .22, or one of the pistol calibers?

Also, you should look into some of the milsurps. You can't really go wrong with them. A Mosin will set you back about $100 and a Mauser will set you back about $200-$250. They both make great rifles, and kick isn't too bad.

A 30-06 is a good round to compare them too. A Mosin (7.62x54R) kicks less then a 30-06. A Mauser (8mm Mauser (AKA 7.92x57mm AKA 8x57mm) is the most common chambering) kicks pretty much the same as the 30-06.

I'd see if someone at your range has a 30-06 to try out and see if you like it.
A Ruger 10/22 is also a great rifle. Plus, it uses the same ammo as your Mark II :D

LOL, just some friendly advice. Those milsurps really are fun rifles. They have a lot of history behind them, and many of them are cheap to feed. :D

In then end, just pick what ever feels right to you, that's what's important. ;)

winds-of-change 04-09-2012 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 765737)
Henry's are good rifles. Were you looking into the .22, or one of the pistol calibers?

Also, you should look into some of the milsurps. You can't really go wrong with them. A Mosin will set you back about $100 and a Mauser will set you back about $200-$250. They both make great rifles, and kick isn't too bad.

A 30-06 is a good round to compare them too. A Mosin (7.62x54R) kicks less then a 30-06. A Mauser (8mm Mauser (AKA 7.92x57mm AKA 8x57mm) is the most common chambering) kicks pretty much the same as the 30-06.

I'd see if someone at your range has a 30-06 to try out and see if you like it.
A Ruger 10/22 is also a great rifle. Plus, it uses the same ammo as your Mark II :D

LOL, just some friendly advice. Those milsurps really are fun rifles. They have a lot of history behind them, and many of them are cheap to feed. :D

In then end, just pick what ever feels right to you, that's what's important. ;)

I'll have to read this post several times.......slowly....to try to understand it all. The range I mostly go to is an indoor range and you can only shoot handguns or rifles of handgun caliber. I think that rules out the 30-06, right? I was just looking for a .22 rifle but I'll consider anything. You're talking to me like I know something about rifles. ROFL I don't.

Mauser...mosin....AKA 7.92x57mm.........AKA 8x57mm........7.62x54R......milsuprs...........HUH ????? :confused: :confused:


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