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DivingDriver January 29th, 2020 10:40 AM

Congrats and thank you for being a member of this community.

ducky996 January 29th, 2020 11:50 PM

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! Pleasure to make your acquaintance. I'm finding some hilarious stuff on here but most important, good information. I appreciate you!

Biggfoot44 January 30th, 2020 05:55 AM

You ain't seen nothin' yet ! Just wait until 50 posts and you can visit the Water Cooler .

Alan3413 January 30th, 2020 03:21 PM

Umm... OPs post count is still zero. Need to post outside of introductions

ducky996 January 30th, 2020 06:10 PM

I will get to work on my 50 posts cause I've heard about the water cooler!

River02 January 30th, 2020 06:26 PM

Welcome-- buckle up...enjoy the ride!

Inspector1489 January 30th, 2020 06:31 PM


3paul10 January 30th, 2020 07:12 PM

Welcome from a fellow Washington Countian!

knovotny January 30th, 2020 09:53 PM

Welcome! Glad to have more ladies!

PowPow January 31st, 2020 10:17 PM

I know I'm late in responding, but it is good to have you on the board.

You and your husband's story is similar to that of my own marriage. My wife came into our marriage with firearms. I met her in 2004, and we got married in 2007. At that time, I was not a firearm owner. I told her, "You take care of them. I don't want to know where they are. I'm not against them, but it's okay as long as you're the one who is responsible for them."

One day in 2010 we went to her sister's place in VA, and my brother-in-law was shooting a .303 British from his back porch into the woods. He asked me, "Do you want to try?" Oh, yeah. I said, "Sure." He coached me about the rifle and gun safety, and then set me up. He told me what to expect and to take my time. I took aim (open sights). Squeezed the trigger. I hit the can on the fence 80 yards out on my first shot. I was hooked.

But, it's not as straight-forward as it might seem. Yes, I enjoyed it, but how did I know how to aim and hit the can in the first place? I had BB & pellet guns growing up. I'd never shot a rifle. Due to a bad experience with a shotgun thanks to my father and brother when I was 20ish, I'd pretty much shrugged off any firearm involvement. It took a positive experience 25 years later with my brother-in-law to change. My wife reinforced the change by approving of my new obsession hobby. :D

Today, my 10 yr old is a good shot with both rifle and pistol. He will hopefully never know a day where a firearm is not part of his competence. It's all because someone took the time to provide a positive shooting experience. And, in my case, it was with a .303 British! In my son's case, his father taught him as soon as he was ready.

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