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Yesterday, I took my girlfriend shooting. I took a couple of my fullsize handguns with us. This was only 2nd time she has shot a handgun. My girlfriend isn't really into guns, and owns none. But, she doesn't mind going to shoot very occasionally. I have tried to get her to go a few other times, but she wasn't really that interested to go as often as I would like her too.

Well, last weekend when I went to a gun store, she came with me. She saw someone she knew, and that person started sending her messenger messages about guns. Her friend assumed she was into shooting. So, that spurred my girlfriend to go with me again.

Yesterday, I took the Glock 34 and the Beretta M9A3. My girlfriend shot the M9A3 last time, and liked it best. So, I thought I would take it again...

We both shoot the Beretta better (my groups are a little tighter with the Beretta). And, she really liked the Beretta. She did fantastic.

It's funny... She is from Russia. She told me when she was in college at music school in the early 1990s (she is a piano teacher) - a military soldier came and taught all the students how to shoot an AK. She also had to learn how to clean it and disassemble/reassemble it.

She told me the soldier always liked coming to teach the young college girls. She was in an all girls class, and they all had to learn how to do this. She was in her early 20s at that point, and had not fired a gun again until she met me.

I have a lot of different guns. And, the Beretta is too heavy for me to carry with my back problems. But, it IS my favorite to shoot out of all my handguns. My M9A3 is one from that 1 batch they made in MD before they stopped production and moved to TN.

Anyway, fun time yesterday. Here is a target she shot at 25 feet with the M9A3 (15 rounds thru 1 mag). Pretty damn good...

 

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Yup, she can shoot. It always amazes me how well my wife shoots, and she does not go with me very often, and could care less about guns/shooting. I think it lies in how females approach shooting a gun...they don't usually show up with something to prove.

When I was in the Marines, ages ago, I had shot expert three years in a row, so I got detached from my unit a few times to be a range coach...always loved doing it. At that time, if you could not qualify each year with your rifle, you got discharged...period.

So, if you failed the first time during qualification, you got one chance to do it again. I was one of the people, there were a number of us, who would be given 6 people to coach through a requalification. This was a two week detail, when you were selected as a coach...I did it a few times.

I had about a 90% success rate with the male Marines, and a 100% with the females. The difference was that a few of the guys would not listen or give you grief because they were older than I was, or they were just stubborn. I would always tell them "well, you can't shoot for crap, and I can, so do as you wish...it's your butt that's on the line". The females? To the last one of them, they were different, and that is that they would listen to me and do what I told them, so they passed. Rank didn't mean crap at that point, they just wanted not to get kicked out...I had a couple of female officers at one time too, and they listened and passed.

My wife does that...she listens to my suggestions, and for as little as she shoots, she does good. I love shooting with girls, way better than shooting with guys. They are generally more comfortable to be around, don't make a bunch of unnecessary noise, are are less apt to do something stupid. Hey, your mileage may vary, but that has been my experience through all these years.
 

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Yup, she can shoot. It always amazes me how well my wife shoots, and she does not go with me very often, and could care less about guns/shooting. I think it lies in how females approach shooting a gun...they don't usually show up with something to prove.

When I was in the Marines, ages ago, I had shot expert three years in a row, so I got detached from my unit a few times to be a range coach...always loved doing it. At that time, if you could not qualify each year with your rifle, you got discharged...period.

So, if you failed the first time during qualification, you got one chance to do it again. I was one of the people, there were a number of us, who would be given 6 people to coach through a requalification. This was a two week detail, when you were selected as a coach...I did it a few times.

I had about a 90% success rate with the male Marines, and a 100% with the females. The difference was that a few of the guys would not listen or give you grief because they were older than I was, or they were just stubborn. I would always tell them "well, you can't shoot for crap, and I can, so do as you wish...it's your butt that's on the line". The females? To the last one of them, they were different, and that is that they would listen to me and do what I told them, so they passed. Rank didn't mean crap at that point, they just wanted not to get kicked out...I had a couple of female officers at one time too, and they listened and passed.

My wife does that...she listens to my suggestions, and for as little as she shoots, she does good. I love shooting with girls, way better than shooting with guys. They are generally more comfortable to be around, don't make a bunch of unnecessary noise, are are less apt to do something stupid. Hey, your mileage may vary, but that has been my experience through all these years.
they don't usually show up with something to prove....You are right.(y):)
 

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they don't usually show up with something to prove....You are right.(y):)
And they are excellent motivators.
As in now Shipwreck is motivated not to piss her off.
 
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