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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009, 08:37:45 AM »
derajer:

Thanks for your input.  I was sorry for posting this because my hubby got so villainized.  He is not a bad person; just doesn't think sometimes.  Sounds like you and your wife had a very similar experience.  I am a very capable and competitive person and my husband just didn't realize what an impact it would have on me...nor did I.  Anyway, I have been using the .22 and am comfortable with that for now.  Your wife will be fine, just go slow. 

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2009, 07:08:19 PM »
This weekend our family will be going out to the safety class at the local gun range. In preparation for it, my husband gave us all a short course this evening using an AR-15. We all learned about range safety, loading/clearing the weapon... sighting... and then we each shot one blank round off the back porch. Afterwards, cleaning the weapon class was held...

And a quote worth mentioning... I overheard this during the cleaning:  "... smell that? That is the smell of cordite, boys. You are going to learn to love that smell."

I'll get pix tomorrow at the range and may even learn how to post them...

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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2009, 07:35:54 PM »
I'm currently working on daughter #3 of 5, she's 14. Started her on 9mm, then .357. Next she fired my M1 Carbine, then my AR15. Next she went to a bolt action 20 ga. I didn't offer the Mossberg 12 ga, but she asked about it. I explained everything about it to her. I worked with her and how she should prep herself to fire it. I demo'd the kick it would give. She still wanted, to fire it. I let her.  It wasn't a setup to guffaw at her. It was a father caring for his daughter and increasing her ability to fend for herself. She fired over 20 rounds, 00 and slug. She loved it.

She's barely 5' and 100 lbs.

It's all in the love.
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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2009, 08:18:04 PM »
+1 Goatdog

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2009, 08:59:57 PM »
Good for her! How many daughters? 5? Been busy much? LOL  ;D

One thing good about daughters...they don't feel the need to prove their "macho". My instructor in USMC boot told us that they enjoyed teaching the women recruits better...they didn't pretend to know more than they did, had more respect for the weapon, and had better aim.  :D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2009, 09:20:31 PM »
Yep five!

A son age 22, then five girls ages 21, 16, 14, 6, and 2.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2009, 09:23:07 PM »
You know what causes that now, don't you? !  ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2009, 11:47:56 PM »
LOL...flagtag, you're just bad.  :D

and...YES!!!!! visited some old friends in Boise today...gave us a pellet rifle...squirrels trying to eat my strawberries...YOU ARE SO EFFING DEAD! MUAHAHAHAHA! Now I can shoot them, and landlady won't freak out...makes no more noise than a power staple gun...Brunswick stew...here we come! Bought the pointy pellets...going to sit out in the garden tomorrow...heh, heh, heh.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2009, 11:54:50 PM »
You know what causes that now, don't you? !  ;D

Unethical mailman?

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« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2009, 11:58:15 PM »
Oh, good grief, Goaty! Keep your zipper on! LOL  ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2009, 09:30:30 AM »
Unethical mailman?

Milkman?  ;D
Solar flares?  ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2009, 12:16:51 PM »
Hello.  My first post here since I just signed up this morning.  I thought I might add my 2 cents too.  And since I have just recently fallen in love with firearms and the gun culture this is as good a place as any.

After months of trying different sidearms I finally settled on my S&W 38 Special.  I was advised by those I trust that starting with a revolver is a good idea.  I really like it.  Each time I go to the range I always shoot 5-10 rounds of my +P in addition to my target practice rounds. It has helped me understand the different weights and what they do and how different they feel.  Now that I am getting more comfortable shooting I will be keeping my eyes open for a compact .45.

I'm pretty fortunate because my husband is an excellent teacher, as is my son (a Sgt. in the USMC),  but pretty soon I'll be searching out a female coach.

About that shotgun fiasco...  don't let it deter you from trying it again sometime in the future.  The first time I went rifle shooting I had a blast with the .22.  Hubs asked me if I wanted to try his 30.06 Savage bolt action.  He was pretty explicit about what to expect so I was prepared.  But one round (I caught the upper right corner of the target at 100 yards - yipeee!!!) was enough for that day.  I knew if I beat myself up with it I would never want to shoot it again.  Now I cannot WAIT to get back to the range and shoot it again.

This is pretty fun for me,  being on a forum with folks who have so much to teach me and that i feel I have a lot in common with.  Look forward to getting to know y'all better.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2009, 01:59:28 PM »
Welcome aboard!  Yeah, I believe you'll like it here - LOTS!  Great people here, and the guys don't treat us girls like "brain-dead, helpless, worthless, baggage".

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2009, 02:20:52 PM »
Welcome, it is a great forum.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2009, 04:59:58 PM »
Welcome, Littleinger  ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2009, 03:22:09 PM »
The forum is simply overwhelming,  but what I have been able to peruse tells me I am really going to like it here.  There's so much sound advice! 

It will take a while to get up to speed,  but that's my goal  ;)

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2009, 06:30:40 PM »
The forum is simply overwhelming,  but what I have been able to peruse tells me I am really going to like it here.  There's so much sound advice! 

It will take a while to get up to speed,  but that's my goal  ;)

No problem.  We're not going anywhere.  ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2009, 02:37:39 PM »
I was so blessed to meet a group of people in Orange County thru a church ;D where EVERYONE had a weapon and knew how to use it. They go out every Labor Day Weekend and have a Shooting Range set up. They camp, shoot branches and cans and study. Everyone shared knowledge about firearms and tried out each others guns. I wasn't Jewish then, but they are really great folks and I am sure they would be just as nice.

I shot SKSs (Russian and Chinese), AR-15, M-1 Gran, Uzis, shotguns and various calibers/models of handguns. When I went to buy, I called and asked questions. I settled on Russian SKSs for the three of us (shoots NATO rounds), .22  Ruger long gun for then 11yo son, AR-15 for 17 yo son and .308 S&W snub nose handguns for 17 yo and self. Had to sell them all to pay for the custody battle when I got divorced from their dad.

Now I have a .357 Taurus  short barrel revolver. I don't like that it is so much work to reload, but, since it is for Home Protection, I like that it is less likely to jam when I need to shoot it. DF has a 12 gauge Mossberg 500D shotgun. Nice because you can load 5 shells. I am not so knowledgeable about shotguns. I am going to be looking for a class soon.

Happy story:

When I first met DF, he was proud of the fact that he had never shot or even held a gun of any kind. (this was almost 12 years ago.) Last year, around February, I came home from work. He asked me to sit down and was very serious. He held my hand and begged me not to be mad at him. He needed to ask me to forgive him. (Honest!)

I was getting very nervous at this point. Usually these sorts of conversations don't bode well for a relationship.  :o But I figured to tough it out. SO, I swallowed hard and said "of course, but what's wrong?"

He said that he had bought something and he had been very wrong in telling me not to have it in the house. Then he pulled out a box of shotgun shells!

When I caught my breath, well, I was one happy girl. Obviously, he had to wait 30 days to pick up the gun - CA law. But he insisted that I go get what ever make and model my little heart desired and bring it home. That was when I bought the used Taurus semi-auto .357. I am also the procurer of "provisions." I bought the cleaning kits, ear protection and carrrying cases. He DID bring home eye protection and some ammo. 

I still need to see where there are classes for him to LEARN how to shoot. And I need to get his out and figure it out.

Don't wanna wait til the wedding night to figure everything out.... ;D

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2009, 06:43:51 PM »
Pretty cool story SLO. California gun laws suck.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2009, 07:21:06 PM »
Another option to add to the lightweight loads.  Get a Knoxx Compstock.  I have one on one of my shotguns, and it does make a noticeable difference in felt recoil,  I recently took my wife and one of her friends from work out to introduce them to shotgun shooting.  I took light field loads (Federal bulk from Walmart) and two basic pump shotguns, one of which had the compstock.  I did take the time to show them how to properly hold the gun before we ever loaded anything, but both girls were much more comfortable with the recoil reducing stock.  Knoxx does affer their recoil reduction system in adjustable pistol grip, folding pistol grip, and traditional fixed stock varieties, so you can get whatever you feel most comfortable with.  I opted for the Specops version, which is the collapsible one, so it will fit the largest number of shooters, plus the pistol grip is an added bonus.  Give it another shot, and take your time with it...don't let one bad experience ruin shooting for you.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2009, 09:14:28 PM »
I never really cared fir firearms, but then I moved out to the farm. I didn't take long for one of our goats to have an accident where he was terribly wounded and in a great deal of pain. Fortunately out butcher was in the area and took care of it for us.

After that I got a .22 rifle thats done its job well and has taken out more than a few varmints as well.
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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2009, 09:19:34 PM »
Yup.

Few people know that Nazi Pelousy, who runs the House of Whores in Wash DC has a concealed carry permit. She is SOOOO against guns for regular folks like us and has supported draconian changes to national gun laws, one wouldn't know that unless told.

And now with the stupid lead-less ammo bill in State Assembly....*sigh*

I wish Colorado or Arizona weather didn't suck so bad.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2009, 10:13:32 AM »
30 DAYS!?   :o  That's just wrong!  (And I thought Illinois was bad!   >:() (Well, "the peoples socialist republik of Chicago and Crook County anyway)

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2009, 01:22:54 PM »
Took a lady friend (kinda smallish) shooting, she was shopping for a long arm and wanted to try out my shotgun, I let her try out the whole collection.
At that time it was a 20 gauge mossgurg 500 and a mosin nagant M9130.
She shot em all, had a sore shoulder afterward but enjoyed herself.
I think the big difference is with both the rifle and shotgun I warned her about the kick and instructed her on how to hold it and stand.

Sounds like he loaded it with buckshot or slugs. Those loads are heavy recoil.

I have another friend who's wife was a big gun nut but refused to shoot while pregnant for fear of damaging the baby.
Makes sense because they're Mosin nagant collectors.
That one has a kick that will send you shoulder into the next county. I eventually slapped a padded cover on the butstock, and the recoil is very manageable.

My lady friend eventually wound up with her brother's M1 .30 carbine. (Now let me warn ya bout the recoil on that thing ;D (almost non existent)

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2009, 01:54:27 PM »
I can't believe nobody else did this

Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice


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« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2009, 05:24:17 PM »
I can't believe nobody else did this

Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice


One of my favorite videos. Christopher Walken is cool!

Took a lady friend (kinda smallish) shooting, she was shopping for a long arm and wanted to try out my shotgun, I let her try out the whole collection.
At that time it was a 20 gauge mossgurg 500 and a mosin nagant M9130.
She shot em all, had a sore shoulder afterward but enjoyed herself.
I think the big difference is with both the rifle and shotgun I warned her about the kick and instructed her on how to hold it and stand.

Sounds like he loaded it with buckshot or slugs. Those loads are heavy recoil.

I have another friend who's wife was a big gun nut but refused to shoot while pregnant for fear of damaging the baby.
Makes sense because they're Mosin nagant collectors.
That one has a kick that will send you shoulder into the next county. I eventually slapped a padded cover on the butstock, and the recoil is very manageable.

My lady friend eventually wound up with her brother's M1 .30 carbine. (Now let me warn ya bout the recoil on that thing ;D (almost non existent)

I put an ATI stock on one of my Mosins. It has a really nice padded stock. I can shoot all day without the dreaded Mosin Shoulder.

My M1 Carbine does have the sweetest recoil (none). Yet that .30 round killed thousands of N. Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Italians, and Germans.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2009, 05:40:39 PM »
I have another friend who's wife was a big gun nut but refused to shoot while pregnant for fear of damaging the baby.

I wouldn't let my wife shoot while she was pregnant either.  Two reasons. 1) Lead.  Enough said. 2) Noise.  And that was my primary reason, because most of the issues with lead could be avoided by me loading all her magazine.  Think about the noise issue.  Water is a MUCH better conductor of sound than air.  The baby is in a fluid filled sack with no hope of hearing protection...at a time when they are most vulnerable.  I will not shoot without hearing protection anymore, I didn't expect my unborn son to do it either.

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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2009, 06:17:40 PM »
One of my favorite videos. Christopher Walken is cool!

I put an ATI stock on one of my Mosins. It has a really nice padded stock. I can shoot all day without the dreaded Mosin Shoulder.

My M1 Carbine does have the sweetest recoil (none). Yet that .30 round killed thousands of N. Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Italians, and Germans.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered my buddys Mi carbine had enough recoil to bump fire ;D
Never know until ya try ;)

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Re: Weapon of choice - straight razor
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2009, 12:44:52 PM »
When the Hubs and I first met, he gave me a military issue straight razor for personal defense. It was 100% stainless steel and looked really scary! In fact, I still carry it to this day.

He also taught me how to wield it. He was raised in Whittier CA where there were a lot of "cholitas" and he came to fear women with razors as a mater of course (in fact, they would weave razor blades into their hair for when John-Law tried to grab them - yikes!).

So, he gave me the weapon, taught me "cholita-fu" and its worked out amazingly well. Imagine a bad actor threatening a woman and she whips out a straight razor and says "you want to f*** with me, lets f*** it up you pathetic sack" - and the next thing you see is a razor flying to the ready position and a woman ready to use it! - Lol! So much fun!

So, here's my question: Do any of you know where I can find a few stainless steel straight razors for my kit?

Thanks a million!
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Re: Weapon of choice
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2009, 07:34:40 AM »
Hello,

I am new to the forum.  I am sorry to hear you had such a bad experience shooting the shotgun, but I do hope once you feel better you will try again, with proper instruction. 

My current WOC are a .380 Colt Mustang and a Glock 22.  I usually carry the Colt....the Glock is a little bulky.  Women's bodies and clothes are not conducive for on-body concealed carry.  ;D   I did have my purse converted to carry though.  I have one of those "cutesy" quilted bags....some called them "biddy bags" or "granny sacks."  Whatever you want to call it, it has 2 big pockets on the front that close by velcro.  Well, one is the original closing pocket that I keep my keys and stuff in, but the other has a zipper sewn into the side of the pocket (pretty much invisible because it's facing toward the other pocket), the flap is sewn shut, and there is a holster sewn inside the pocket.  The whole thing ran me about $80 or so and it doesn't look like the normal CC purses.

I have a friend that has applied for her CC license, but has yet to choose her weapon.  She is still at the point of being scared of the weapon itself, but she is going to a 1-on-1 8-hr training class.  The best thing anyone new can do is practice, practice, practice.  All situations....jams, quick reloads, etc.  I worked in a prison for 11 years before I went to college and changed professions.  The training we received there helped to keep us on our toes.  We also had to qualify every year, so we practiced at least once a month.  The other big thing was playing the "what if" game.  If you prepare yourself mentally for several scenarios, over and over, and even practice some self-defense moves, if the situation were to arise, at least you would have some plan formulated rather than trying to come up with something in a stressful situation. 

Good luck.