Wife's first time shooting my AR

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by kusterleXD, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Here is a pic of my wife shooting my AR. This is the first time she has fired anything without my help holding the firearm. I'm so proud of her!
     

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  2. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Also, she had only previously shot a handful of rounds out of my .22 revolver and .22 bolt action rifle prior to shooting yesterday. She had a lot of fun and already wants to go to the range again!
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Awesome!! I like shooting guns, too. Why should guys have all the fun? :D

    Tell her I said she looks great in that photo.
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn New Member

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    Congratulations, now you get to by another AR or three. :D
     
  5. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Now that I am back to a computer and can do more of a range report, I will update this thread.

    Saturday my wife and I went shooting with some friends of ours. The firearms list included 2 ARs, a 300 Win Mag, a 17 HMR rifle, a ruger .22 pistol, a .38 revolver, a 6.5X55 Swedish Mauser, a .22 revolver, .22 rifle, and an XD45 compact. This list was between what I owned and what our friends owned and is certainly not exhaustive. Most of the shooting was done by myself and my friend while our wives mostly observed and conversed with each other. My wife did want to try to shoot the firearms that didn't kick. I tried showing how to shoot the .22 pistol but she didn't really want to shoot it. I then set her up with my AR with a red dot sight mounted to the carrying handle. This allowed her to keep both eyes open and consistently hit the target. She really loved it and already wants to go shooting again. My wife is very much a girly girl and so when she showed the picture to a lot of her friends (via facbook) they were very surprised to see her shooting. I am very proud of her for her willingness to learn to shoot and can't wait to take her to the range again. Overall we had a fun afternoon shooting.
     
  6. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    be warned.... you now have to buy a lot more .223 ammo. as i have just discovered. :).. its great to gain a new shooting buddy. especially one whom you love.
     
  7. kusterleXD

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    Thanks to having a surplus of ammo, I haven't had to buy any .223 ammo until Saturday prior to going shooting. I wasn't aware that it costs nearly $40 for a box of 100 rounds of ball ammo for .223! If anyone has any .223 ammo they just don't want anymore I will be happy to alleviate them of their excess surplus :)
     
  8. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Thats cool,i remmember the first time my husband shot my AR, i was so proud of him. I did have to help him hold it though.
     
  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    What is this 'surplus ammo' you speak of?
     
  10. wjnfirearms

    wjnfirearms New Member

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    Just so happened to have this one on hand of the wife and my AR..

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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Keep working with him, Readygirl. At least he's willing to go shooting with you. Pretty soon he'll get the hang of it and you just may have a new shooting partner.
     
  12. Apollo13

    Apollo13 New Member

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    Awesome!! I like shooting guns, too.
     
  13. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    I still cling to the warm fuzzy I got watching my 4 y/o shoot his first AR last fall.
     
  14. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    corrected it for you ;) my condolences on the loss of your AR :(



    :p
     
  15. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    You are right in your post. I camouflaged the AR this morning and the wife was worried I would ruin her rifle by painting it!