A couple of weeks back my daughter came to me and asked me for a gun. She didn’t want to take lessons, so I told her no. I offered to pay for lessons, for her and her room mates. She still didn’t want to do that, so I couldn’t in good conscience give her one.
So my wife, daughter, and I had lunch today in a real restaurant, yes Victoria restaurants exist just like Santa. Then I had a Dr. visit that did not go well, and decided I needed some recoil therapy. So on the way to the range, I called my daughter and asked her if she wanted to go. She asked if one of her roommates can come as well.
I was like sure. Now most of you would say what’s the big deal? Well, my daughter had a really traumatic incident on 12/19/18. It’s why I joined the USCCA and is still my single worst day, and that’s coming from someone who has had some really bad days. (You can search for 12/19/18 if you’re curious).
So my daughter and her roommate show up and I’ve been watching the forums and reading about the S&W Shield .380 EZ. So I rent that, several boxes of .380 and we go out to the range it’s a little slow at first, my daughter has some things to work through. But by the end she is having a blast, a smile ear to ear.
We are meeting again tomorrow with her other room mate, and I will show her some more. If she wants, I will then buy her the .380 and get her, her CCL.
I wouldn’t have ever believed this day would have come. I think the biggest help was I kept it light and fun, made sure she had a good time. She actually did really good.