Taking Loved Ones to the Range with You

I loved taking my kids to the range for the first time when they were younger. Now they text me pictures from when they go to the range without me.

In fact, I just got another photo this afternoon. :slight_smile:
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Who have you influenced to start training?

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My son was in town for a long weekend. Spent an hour or so at the range playing with our guns and a rented AK then went to lunch. It was a great afternoon! The next day he went fishing with his mom!

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My family and friends here in DC to acquire DC, UT, VA, and PA carry permits, as well as at a minimum to train once a month, at least 250 rounds.

I find it strange that a majority of Washingtonians believe we don’t have a right to possess and carry.

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Ron, Those people you’re describing are called Politicians

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:laughing: I wish that were totally true!

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I understand. It was meant to be kind of a light hearted joke. I know people in Washington DC are oftentimes wound a little tight. Happy Weekend Sir

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Fortunately I’m in a position where I’ve been able to influence literally hundreds of kids and quite a few parents.

If I have kids in a class I encourage them to bring a friend along.

I’ve had lots of young people and kids come to classes who also brought along a parent, aunt, uncle etc

I never charge the tag alongs for anything other than materials should the become interested in them.

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In my family, my late sister, my granddaughter, and when she’s old enough, my great granddaughter :blush:

I’m currently teaching the gal I rent a room from in MI. In the past, I brought a whole flock of bellydancers, students of mine, to the range - most of them full of fear and solidly anti-gun (bonus!! new converts!!) I’ve worked with a lot of wives or girlfriends of men I shoot with… ones who weren’t wanting to go to the range, or weren’t having fun having their guy teach them, or were just too scared to try.

My dad’s funeral will be in October, and that’s the next time I’ll see most of my nieces and nephews. Big barbeque planned during the weekend, maybe we can work in a couple of hours at the range and let them try it on too. That will be interesting, they’re 12-19, six of them.

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The whole family.

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Well, not exactly a “loved one” but definitely a friend… my boss’s boss. First time he’s shot since he mustered out of the Navy 20 years ago… and finally got him to the range yesterday. Shot my Sig 250c .22 and then my Ruger P89 9mm and had a great time!
I’m thinking he might have been quite good 20 years ago because even after a two decade gap he shot really well :grin:
Next up… my boss. He’s from Japan, so this will be a little tougher. :thinking: :grin:

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