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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby BobK » Sun May 17, 2015 1:28 pm

evan price wrote:How the heck did I put 100,000 miles on a vehicle in just three years? I thought I was driving less nowadays.

You forgot that you bought it used with 55,000 miles already on it??

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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby CroManGun » Sun May 17, 2015 2:40 pm

djmac1964 wrote:
CroManGun wrote:
welshj wrote:Had a female friend and her husband come out over the last weekend.
She is a law student, and has a stalker- so she asked about learning something about guns and shooting as she would like to get a pistol and her CHL soon.

She got a block of instruction on coopers rules of safety, then on to familiarization with different guns, hand and long.
Showed her safe handling and clearing procedures for everything I have.
Then a class on aiming and proper sight picture before going out and actually shooting.

Started her out with a .22 ruger mark II, then on to the wifes .38 and then my .45's.

Actually did really well with the ruger- all rounds but one hit on target... a little wide, staggered group... but on target.

fun day.

Kudos to the wife for being proactive in such a dangerous situation.
But...
Where was her hubby during all this, in a corner sucking his thumb? Or does he figure, "Hey, he's YOUR stalker, YOU deal with it"?


This statement seems a bit unnecessary to me.

I don't know the situation, so I can't comment on it. I do know that my wife has a tendency to learn better, and retain more, if taught by someone else. For some reason when I try to give her pointers, especially if she's already frustrated, she takes it a criticism, rather than me trying to be helpful. If we are shooting, and someone else is trying to give her advice, I generally try to stay back, and let her soak it in.

I don't know about you, but someone just wanting to learn how to shoot is quite a bit different from someone that feels they have to learn in order to protect themselves from a stalker. Throw in the factor that a family member is involved. I stand by my statement.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby djmac1964 » Sun May 17, 2015 4:47 pm

I still don't see how a statement about her husband being in the corner sucking his thumb is necessary, or has anything to do with the situation. Do you think it is possible that the husband could have possibly been there learning how to use the firearm himself? Or, he didn't feel he was qualified to instruct his wife in the things she needed to know?

I personally feel that it's kind of a low blow to make such a statement about a person who is not here to defend himself, and I for one, will not sit quietly and watch it happen.

There is a fine line between your post, and what could be considered a personal attack per TOS, please keep that in mind when making future posts.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby welshj » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:23 am

djmac1964 wrote:Do you think it is possible that the husband could have possibly been there learning how to use the firearm himself? Or, he didn't feel he was qualified to instruct his wife in the things she needed to know?


Leaving the rest of the previous comments alone-
because yes he was there, yes he is upset about it, but no he can't be there to defend his wife all the time.
But mostly- because its the internet and I've learned to control my anger issues much better than in my past. :D

However- No he cant teach her, because of a youthful indiscretion- he himself is in the restricted category and can't legally own a firearm.
I'm not sure about what the ramifications are going to be for her in that case when it comes to her owning one in the same household.
I did inform her to look into this situation before buying one. (Michigan)

Secondly- I've more firearms experience, and more familiar with concealed carry information than he. (little to no knowledge of CHL requirements)

Thirdly - Yep, he cant seem to teach her things readily... I find myself in the same situation with my spouse.

An attempt to do so one day caused my wife to get impatient, upset. And then get cut by the slide across the web of her thumb because she thought she knew enough about shooting to just do it, and not listen to me. She then jumped and muzzle swept myself and the entire firing line on the range immediately after. I grabbed her hand, the pistol and pushed them back down range before taking it from her, clearing the weapon and leaving the range.

She's not shot with me since, and now owns a revolver.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby CroManGun » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:31 am

welshj wrote:
djmac1964 wrote:Do you think it is possible that the husband could have possibly been there learning how to use the firearm himself? Or, he didn't feel he was qualified to instruct his wife in the things she needed to know?


Leaving the rest of the previous comments alone-
because yes he was there, yes he is upset about it, but no he can't be there to defend his wife all the time.
But mostly- because its the internet and I've learned to control my anger issues much better than in my past. :D

However- No he cant teach her, because of a youthful indiscretion- he himself is in the restricted category and can't legally own a firearm.
I'm not sure about what the ramifications are going to be for her in that case when it comes to her owning one in the same household.
I did inform her to look into this situation before buying one. (Michigan)

Secondly- I've more firearms experience, and more familiar with concealed carry information than he. (little to no knowledge of CHL requirements)

Thirdly - Yep, he cant seem to teach her things readily... I find myself in the same situation with my spouse.

An attempt to do so one day caused my wife to get impatient, upset. And then get cut by the slide across the web of her thumb because she thought she knew enough about shooting to just do it, and not listen to me. She then jumped and muzzle swept myself and the entire firing line on the range immediately after. I grabbed her hand, the pistol and pushed them back down range before taking it from her, clearing the weapon and leaving the range.

She's not shot with me since, and now owns a revolver.

Please relay my sincere apology to the husband involved.
I was obviously not happy with the circumstances as described in your original post and his seeming lack of involvement in his wife's stalker situation. Sometimes, what is not said carries even more weight than what is said.
Thank you for providing, as Paul Harvey was known to say, "The rest of the story".
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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby Bama.45 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:57 pm

Sometimes it takes someone other than a spouse to teach things, I have been in several situations like that with friends... They would come to me because their spouse didn't have the patience or didnt know how to impart the knowledge in a way they could understand it or without sounding condescending...It happens, I don't understand it.. But it is what it is.. I took my wife out and taught her Cooper's 4 rules, how to hold the gun and let her shoot, didnt make her concentrate on hitting a certain spot on the target, but to just shoot and get used to the gun's recoil etc... Didnt take her out there and to overload her with a bunch of stuff her first time shooting.. It has worked well, I got her comfortable shooting(actually created a monster) and then got Navy Chief to give her the CHL class, which he did an excellent job with. And now she is a confident shooter that has pretty good aim... And she's safe with firearms.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing!!

Postby Jim-in-Toledo » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:59 am

Still not locked?
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