A bit of range time with one of my daughters

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  1. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Earlier this month, my Eldest twin and myself were at the range re-setting her zero. I loaded some new powder under 140 TSX pills for her up coming Deer hunt. We get her dialed in. Then she spends time working on her marksmanship skills.

    Its a fairly cold afternoon so she was bundled up in her hoodie, and at the bench you really couldn't tell she was a female shooter.

    Some young gentlemen arrive, and set up at the opposite end of the shooting line. We held off until they set up range; goes live and my daughter starts banging the 300 yard 12 inch steel diamond without a miss. This catches the interest of those fellas She hits 6 for 6.

    Line goes cold, then I tell my daughter show the boys you're a girl. She gets ups pulls the hoodie down , releases her pony tail and does one of those Clairol Commercial subtle hair tumbles from back in the day, to shake her long hair loose :D

    As soon as I walked to the 100meter to pick up our paper waste, everyone of those gentlemen were politely talking shooting with her (they were all ICE agents)
     
  2. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well done sir!!!

    My daughter is almost 12 and has almost no interest in shooting, at summer camp she got to shoot a bow and really enjoyed it. I am thinking a bow for Christmas and maybe I can get her shooting if I don't push too hard starting with the bow.
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Sounds like a good time. Also sounds like you taught her well. How old is she about?
     
  4. DP03

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    My daughter loves to shoot with me, and every time she comes home from college we go. I love doing that with her.
     
  5. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    F4 I think you're on the right thought track. The trick with girls is to be patient with them, they will soak it up like a sponge, because they have nothing to prove just to learn properly and confidently.

    Get her a bow, keep it simple, keep it easy for her to learn on, easy to draw. You need to get one also, same rules for you. You don't want to institute competition between you two until she has mastery.

    Use the time for reflection and concentration the ability to clear her head for 15 minutes....
     
  6. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Yes, yes it was a good time. She is 16, one hour older then her sister. She's also a pistol shooter. Her beauty can stop a clock.....

    She started with me at the load bench since she was 5. She Killed her first Texas Hawg when she was almost 13. 100 yards from a stand with her 22WMR one shot behind the ear DRT.

    Every time she picks up her rifle and ready's to shoot "I tell her It's time to make the boys cry......" :cool:

    She likes to fish also:D
     
  7. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Those memories will last the lifetime! Good for you.

    Good fathers raise strong ,happy ,healthy , confident , self sustaining , Warrior daughters:)
     
  8. JW357

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    I look forward to when my kids are old enough to be taught shooting and the like.
     
  9. awahlster

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    My Daughters a little older and has daughters of her own. She started out shooting when she was young and ended up Scoring Expert with both M16 and M9 While training with the Marines (she was a Navy Corpsman with time in Iraq) And at almost 5' tall and about 118 she's the toughest little pistol you never want to mess with. She even trained on a M19 Grenade launcher. And she can stitch up a gapping chest wound or a little bullet hole as well. She is a CHL holder and carries.

    My 16 year old Step Daughter has already done the Appleseed training and is a active target shooter (bit of an animal lover so no hunting)

    The little ones age 5 and 6 are active fishermen and will be introduced to shooting and hunting when they are ready.

    And Grandma used to compete in Blackpowder trail walks all the time. She made more then one group of guys wonder why they ever bought a rifle. When that pregnant gal could make them look so bad.

    Won't even go into my son the collector LOL