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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:44 PM #1
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my wife and the 22

People have always told me when your introducing your wife or daughter or any woman whose brand new to shooting that you allow them to shoot a variety and then allow them to choose what they are comfortable with.

The only thing is my wife chose the 22 which is the weakest of all the calibers and im stuck on should I just over ride what she's comfortable with and get her a 9mm or just buy the fricking 22LR pistol?

What would you do?
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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:45 PM #2
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Happy wife, happy life.

Just be glad she'll go shooting.
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I wouldn't want to be shot with a .22, it would deter me....
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Agreed.

A .22 she is comfortable shooting is a gun she is more likely to use if she needs to defend herself. Forcing her to shoot a 9 or 45 now isn't going to make her want to shoot anything. The shock tramua guy said 2 holes of any size decreased the recipient's chances of survival


The question itself generally proves you are both new. Get her the .22 now, keep shooting and having fun. She might find something larger she likes later.
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I say if she is happy shooting the .22 good enough. I project that eventually she will want to try another gun. That is what my wife did. Now she prefers my 1911.
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Go with what wifey wants. A .22 is what she wants now. Once she likes it, there's always a chance she'll want more gun.

Turn her off with something she's not ready for, and it'll be a long time before she touches another gun.
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On the one hand, you can get her a .22 which she'll love and is fun to shoot, meaning she'll practice more and get used to the noise, and maybe eventually want to move up on her own, after she gains confidence.

Or...

You can get her a caliber she doesn't like to shoot, so she won't practice, won't enjoy it, and will get discouraged about shooting.

Seems like a clear choice!
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I just figured a 22 would only be sufficient coming out of a rifle vs a short barrel pistol.

Point well made about wanting to shoot and defend herself though.
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I really think it's the noise of the bigger calibers even though she won't admit it.

She hasn't shot the 380 yet, that's my last hope next time we go out. Though she's pretty hell bent on the 22.


   
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