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ElindsabethGone Shootin'

My husband purchased two guns. I have no idea what kinds. A little one (like the ones cops use in the movies) and a big one (like the ones hunters use).
I was surprised how much force the little gun had. Since it pushed my arms back, I didn’t try the big one. I’m not sure how well I did, because I couldn’t see if the bullets hit the target.
I’m glad I tried, but I’m not sure how I feel about having a gun in the house or ever using it. I will never go hunting and I’m not sure if I would or wouldn’t use it as a defense weapon. 2 years ago


I mentioned wanting to learn how to shoot off a gun in front of two guys, one offered to teach me, the other, offered his older brother to teach me. I’d rather have the first guy teach me, as we are closer friends, but he’s a ‘new driver’ so I probably can’t go with him alone. The other guy, has been driving for 10yrs, but I’m not sure he has the patience to teach me.
I guess I’ll let them fight over it, and go with whoever wins..or both, I’ll probably need more than one day anyways. 4 years ago


I’d like to learn how to shoot a gun, so that I at least can say “I’ve shot off a gun.” not “dude, I’ve never even touched a gun!” So uh, hey guy that lives a couple miles away, TEACH ME!?? He’s like a Brother to me.. 4 years ago


well i went to a lesson. i’m not a good shot but realy it is more about overcoming the nerves. i noticed it feels better if i just focus on shooting rather than aiming. 5 years ago


i don’t know how to shoot a gun. i’ve only done it once and i wasn’t a natural. the loud noise spooked me. I would like to be a decent shot. 5 years ago

maria7633It is so much fun!

My husband and I took a class in april sometimes to get our concealed weapons permit. What a good time that was! I am a pretty good shot too. I bought my own .38 revolver, and I love it. We go shooting every once in awhile so I don’t lose my touch. ;-) 6 years ago

tygabhaven't in a while...

I took a firearms safety class several years back. Last time I shot was in 2002 with my then boyfriend now husband. We should go to the range again, sometime… 6 years ago


I want to learn how to shoot. And to get a concealed weapons permit. 6 years ago

alexisthewalruson April 10

I will do this on April 10. I’ll be at a local shooting range. I’m really willing to learn target shooting. Good thing I don’t need to own a gun yet. I can rent a gun and practice shooting. 6 years ago

ordinarymathgirlHunting Season

We went out on a perfect, cold, beautiful Thanksgiving weekend morning. Learning to shoot with a .22 and a .30-06 was a great time, much better than dealing with shopping at four in the morning. My friend’s grandpa (we shot on his property) was impressed that I handled the thirty ought six with no trouble. His grandma was impressed that I wasn’t a wuss about how cold it was. I kick so much ass. And I got a free lesson in rifle safety so I don’t shoot anybody on accident! I’m so glad I have smart friends who teach me things and trust me with firearms. 7 years ago

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