Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Ladies Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ladies Forum A place for our female Calgunners to discuss, share and interact without the 'excess attention' sometimes found in online forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-18-2009, 10:27 AM
NorCalMama's Avatar
NorCalMama NorCalMama is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 2,976
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Question As a female, do you find when you go to the range...

Do you find that when you go to a range guys look at you like, "wtf is she doing here?!"? Have you ever had anything said or done to you by guys at the range just because you're a female shooter?

What sort of gender based treatment have you experienced?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-18-2009, 10:54 AM
sspen003's Avatar
sspen003 sspen003 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,006
iTrader: 23 / 100%
Default

From a male point of view, male shooters are enthusiastic about female shooters. I think the "wtf is she doing here?!", is more like "dude, thats hot that she shoots"


The point is female shooters are openly welcome. Us male AND female shooters need as many shooters as we can get. The change of scenery is nice too
__________________
"The God of War hates those who hesitate."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-18-2009, 2:36 PM
PonchoTA's Avatar
PonchoTA PonchoTA is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ!! I'm freeeeeee!
Posts: 2,330
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sspen003 View Post
From a male point of view, male shooters are enthusiastic about female shooters. I think the "wtf is she doing here?!", is more like "dude, thats hot that she shoots"


The point is female shooters are openly welcome. Us male AND female shooters need as many shooters as we can get. The change of scenery is nice too


Werd!

.
__________________
Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.”
("A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer’s hands.")
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, circa 45 AD

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-19-2009, 9:10 AM
skip skip is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 248
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sspen003 View Post
From a male point of view, male shooters are enthusiastic about female shooters. I think the "wtf is she doing here?!", is more like "dude, thats hot that she shoots"


The point is female shooters are openly welcome. Us male AND female shooters need as many shooters as we can get. The change of scenery is nice too

ditto that, we are just checking you out!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-20-2009, 6:57 AM
OneApart's Avatar
OneApart OneApart is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,293
iTrader: 83 / 95%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sspen003 View Post
From a male point of view, male shooters are enthusiastic about female shooters. I think the "wtf is she doing here?!", is more like "dude, thats hot that she shoots"


The point is female shooters are openly welcome. Us male AND female shooters need as many shooters as we can get. The change of scenery is nice too
+10 for female shooters
__________________
" We will either find a way, or make one " - Hannibal 218 B.C.

WTS:

WTB:
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-18-2009, 11:06 AM
NaughtyMonkey NaughtyMonkey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

I'm a male shooter and I don't treat girls shooters any different then male shooters, Actually I've never treated a girl different then my guys friends. I'm there at the range to shoot my guns. Honestly don't really matter to me who's there. Girls or guys. Girls have been shooting guns for a long time so I don't see why some guys get all excited when a girl goes shooting. I mean I can't seem to get my g/f to go with me, but it doesn't bug me, but I bug her about it haha. Just stating my opinion. I mean who ever is at the range is there to shoot there guns.

An example, I went to the shooting range here in Bako, and there was a girl shooting on the bench next to me, and I liked how her rifle looked, It was a Winchester model 70, just like the one I have, I went to talk to her about it, but I didn't realize until then it was a girl and she asked me if I was surprised or shocked that a girl was shooting and I said no, then she told me, "your a first". I told her "no offense but the rifle caught my attention, didn't even notice your were female" so we talked about how she got the rifle and mine then went back to shooting.
__________________
-General George S. Patton Jr.
"In my opinion, the M1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised."

http://m1family.com
M1 Carbine Dedicated forum.

Last edited by NaughtyMonkey; 12-18-2009 at 11:09 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-18-2009, 11:45 AM
Steyrlp10's Avatar
Steyrlp10 Steyrlp10 is offline
C3 Leader
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valley Joe
Posts: 5,378
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Default

I've had a mixture of both in the past. At a public range, I suppose the guys who don't know me see me as an oddity. I'm sure they wonder if I know what I'm doing and are waiting for something stupid to happen -- on my part. I get that while I'm out fishing too, so it's nothing new.

BUT, as soon as they see it's not plinking, the attitudes begin to change to a more positive note. Naturally, there will always be one ignorant person in the group who will choose to behave like a jerk, so I've also learned to grow a thick skin. Some men are insecure and are just crabby.

It's ok... I'm out there to practice and don't expect everyone to be my buddy. As long as they're civil, it's all good.

Now, at matches, I don't feel like a freak at the circus. The guys are supportive, good-humored, and very social. Besides, I supply all the donuts, so they have to be nice to me or I'll cut them off!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-18-2009, 2:27 PM
joepamjohn's Avatar
joepamjohn joepamjohn is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Nor Cal East Bay
Posts: 1,867
iTrader: 41 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NaughtyMonkey View Post

I went to talk to her about it, but I didn't realize until then it was a girl and she asked me if I was surprised or shocked that a girl was shooting got the rifle and mine then went back to shooting.
You need your eyes checked. I'm sorry, I would never miss if a babe was shooting next to me. The first thing I do when I shoot is look at the caliber (no pun) of people around me. I don't want to spend my afternoon next to some soldier of fortune wacko, or gansta's doing a gun check for tonight's drive by entertainment. I also look at what guns they are shooting and how they handle them (male or female). There have be more than a few times where I have never fired a shot and left due to the type of people and the way they were handling guns.

For sure I would notice a woman, mainly since you just don't see it too often.

Last edited by joepamjohn; 12-18-2009 at 2:46 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-18-2009, 8:36 PM
NaughtyMonkey NaughtyMonkey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joepamjohn View Post
You need your eyes checked. I'm sorry, I would never miss if a babe was shooting next to me. The first thing I do when I shoot is look at the caliber (no pun) of people around me. I don't want to spend my afternoon next to some soldier of fortune wacko, or gansta's doing a gun check for tonight's drive by entertainment. I also look at what guns they are shooting and how they handle them (male or female). There have be more than a few times where I have never fired a shot and left due to the type of people and the way they were handling guns.

For sure I would notice a woman, mainly since you just don't see it too often.


Well I usually go to the benches off to the sides where nobody is at, and I don't go stare at who's shooting, I'm there to shoot my guns not check out the people using them. I don't care who's next to me usually, but thats just me. Also don't really care what there shooting, I just happened to notice the rifle she was using, and she had a hat on and short hair, so it was a bit difficult to tell it was a woman.
__________________
-General George S. Patton Jr.
"In my opinion, the M1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised."

http://m1family.com
M1 Carbine Dedicated forum.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-23-2009, 4:22 PM
Meplat's Avatar
Meplat Meplat is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,920
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Have you considered hormone therapy? Just joking!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NaughtyMonkey View Post
Well I usually go to the benches off to the sides where nobody is at, and I don't go stare at who's shooting, I'm there to shoot my guns not check out the people using them. I don't care who's next to me usually, but thats just me. Also don't really care what there shooting, I just happened to notice the rifle she was using, and she had a hat on and short hair, so it was a bit difficult to tell it was a woman.
__________________
Take not lightly liberty
To have it you must live it
And like love, don't you see
To keep it you must give it

"I will talk with you no more.
I will go now, and fight you."
(Red Cloud)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-18-2009, 2:19 PM
Gryff's Avatar
Gryff Gryff is offline
CGSSA Coordinator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Castro Valley, CA
Posts: 10,866
iTrader: 56 / 98%
Default

I know that I tend to see other shooters in terms of experience/skill rather than gender. I am happy to offer input or advice (be they male or female), but only if it is obvious that they would welcome it. If I'm not sure, I keep to myself because I find it rude to assert that "I know more you and must correct what you are doing wrong."

Safety is the only exception, though. If they're being unsafe, I'll stop them immediately.

I have heard from female shooters that many hate it when a male shooter not only feels the need to "correct" her technique, but also thinks it appropriate to touch her without permission while doing it.
__________________
My friends and family disavow all knowledge of my existence, let alone my opinions.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-23-2009, 4:12 PM
Meplat's Avatar
Meplat Meplat is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,920
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Wow! This is complicated. Most men are not that complicated. Pretty much straight line thinkers, if we think at all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gryff View Post
I know that I tend to see other shooters in terms of experience/skill rather than gender. I am happy to offer input or advice (be they male or female), but only if it is obvious that they would welcome it. If I'm not sure, I keep to myself because I find it rude to assert that "I know more you and must correct what you are doing wrong."

Safety is the only exception, though. If they're being unsafe, I'll stop them immediately.

I have heard from female shooters that many hate it when a male shooter not only feels the need to "correct" her technique, but also thinks it appropriate to touch her without permission while doing it.
__________________
Take not lightly liberty
To have it you must live it
And like love, don't you see
To keep it you must give it

"I will talk with you no more.
I will go now, and fight you."
(Red Cloud)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-18-2009, 8:42 PM
CSACANNONEER's Avatar
CSACANNONEER CSACANNONEER is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 40,521
iTrader: 125 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Hell, I'll be honest. I treat female shooters differently because, they usually know how to shoot better than most guys. If I'm at a match, chances are that most of the female shooters will outshoot me. I even had one do it using my rifle and ammo with only a few hours to get used to the gun! OK, I shot better groups but, she shot a better score. Yea, women shooters scare me because, they (as a whole) are capable of dominating all types of shooting venues.
__________________
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
California DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller
Ventura County approved CCW Instructor


Offering low cost private basic shooting and reloading classes for calgunners.

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-23-2009, 4:25 PM
Meplat's Avatar
Meplat Meplat is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,920
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

As a junior small bore coach I agree.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CSACANNONEER View Post
Hell, I'll be honest. I treat female shooters differently because, they usually know how to shoot better than most guys. If I'm at a match, chances are that most of the female shooters will outshoot me. I even had one do it using my rifle and ammo with only a few hours to get used to the gun! OK, I shot better groups but, she shot a better score. Yea, women shooters scare me because, they (as a whole) are capable of dominating all types of shooting venues.
__________________
Take not lightly liberty
To have it you must live it
And like love, don't you see
To keep it you must give it

"I will talk with you no more.
I will go now, and fight you."
(Red Cloud)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-18-2009, 8:44 PM
stphnman20's Avatar
stphnman20 stphnman20 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SCV
Posts: 6,613
iTrader: 26 / 100%
Default

The "Wtf is she doing here" look is more like "damn" why cant my chick be in to guns like her, sigh" lol
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-21-2009, 9:42 AM
Super Spy's Avatar
Super Spy Super Spy is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 925
Posts: 3,476
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stphnman20 View Post
The "Wtf is she doing here" look is more like "damn" why cant my chick be in to guns like her, sigh" lol
You said it!
__________________
"A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future." - Robert A Heinlein.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daytripper63 View Post
"Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck. I explained that if it were an Obama truck, the seats would blow smoke up your *** year-round. I had to walk back to the dealership. The guy had no sense of humor."
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-22-2009, 7:37 PM
thomashoward's Avatar
thomashoward thomashoward is offline
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,005
iTrader: 72 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stphnman20 View Post
The "Wtf is she doing here" look is more like "damn" why cant my chick be in to guns like her, sigh" lol
yup, We need more female presence at the range. My wife won't go, but my daughter will.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-23-2009, 10:23 AM
NorCalMama's Avatar
NorCalMama NorCalMama is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 2,976
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thomashoward View Post
yup, We need more female presence at the range. My wife won't go, but my daughter will.
Interesting... so does your wife mind your daughter shooting? Or is it just that she personally doesn't enjoy the sport?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris View Post
I'm not a big fan of VAG.
Quote:
Originally Posted by M. Sage View Post
Testicles of steel, bladder of titanium.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceflinch View Post
F the World Bank
F the UN &
F Obama


Sacramento Community Chapter Social Group... Join Here!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Steyrlp10's Avatar
Steyrlp10 Steyrlp10 is offline
C3 Leader
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valley Joe
Posts: 5,378
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Default

That's the best thing -- to have a supportive spouse!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-23-2009, 11:52 AM
NorCalMama's Avatar
NorCalMama NorCalMama is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 2,976
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thomashoward View Post
I taught both my son and daughter to shoot at an early age, but my wife has no interest. On the plus side she doesn't try to keep me from engaging in the sport.
She did shoot the Mark II for the first time when we were hunting
My mom refuses to "let" my "dad" have a gun. lol, She gives him the look of death any time he mentions an interest in firearms. It's pretty pathetic to see a 300 pound "man" being controlled by a 100 pound woman's glare.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris View Post
I'm not a big fan of VAG.
Quote:
Originally Posted by M. Sage View Post
Testicles of steel, bladder of titanium.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceflinch View Post
F the World Bank
F the UN &
F Obama


Sacramento Community Chapter Social Group... Join Here!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-23-2009, 2:58 PM
thomashoward's Avatar
thomashoward thomashoward is offline
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,005
iTrader: 72 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCalMama View Post
My mom refuses to "let" my "dad" have a gun. lol, She gives him the look of death any time he mentions an interest in firearms. It's pretty pathetic to see a 300 pound "man" being controlled by a 100 pound woman's glare.
too bad. I got that discussed BEFORE I got married. My family hunts and we own firearms. In the fall we hunt. OK?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-23-2009, 5:41 PM
Meplat's Avatar
Meplat Meplat is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,920
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Are you just now discovering that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world? I have been cultivating my grand daughters for a decade to understand that they set the parameters of society. In western society, we (men) will push the envelope only as far as they permit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCalMama View Post
My mom refuses to "let" my "dad" have a gun. lol, She gives him the look of death any time he mentions an interest in firearms. It's pretty pathetic to see a 300 pound "man" being controlled by a 100 pound woman's glare.
__________________
Take not lightly liberty
To have it you must live it
And like love, don't you see
To keep it you must give it

"I will talk with you no more.
I will go now, and fight you."
(Red Cloud)
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-24-2009, 1:43 AM
Dr. Peter Venkman's Avatar
Dr. Peter Venkman Dr. Peter Venkman is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where the Wild Things Are
Posts: 4,210
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

Not a gal here, but it seems to me when a female shows up to the range, suddenly everyone becomes a target shooting instructor.
__________________

"America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."
Quote:
Originally Posted by berto View Post
You're right. There's no possible way that CGN members marching alongside the Pink Pistols in the SF Pride Parade can do anything to dispel the stereotype that gun owners are conservative bigots clinging to their guns and bibles. Not a single person in the crowd is rational or reachable because the parade's for gay folks and it's in SF.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-24-2009, 10:19 AM
ChrisO's Avatar
ChrisO ChrisO is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,580
iTrader: 41 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Peter Venkman View Post
Not a gal here, but it seems to me when a female shows up to the range, suddenly everyone becomes a target shooting instructor.

I agree 100 % haha.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-24-2009, 10:48 AM
PatriotnMore's Avatar
PatriotnMore PatriotnMore is offline
Calguns Addict
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 7,077
iTrader: 25 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Peter Venkman View Post
Not a gal here, but it seems to me when a female shows up to the range, suddenly everyone becomes a target Sixth Degree, NRA, Blackwater shooting instructor, who has studied the deadly ballistic arts at the highest DoJo in Japan, at the personal request of the Master Teacher.
Fixed that.
__________________
‎"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions."
--James Madison
'Letter to Edmund Pendleton', 1792
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-29-2009, 1:47 PM
Dr. Peter Venkman's Avatar
Dr. Peter Venkman Dr. Peter Venkman is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where the Wild Things Are
Posts: 4,210
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatriotnMore View Post
Fixed that.
Haha. I don't even remember posting that.
__________________

"America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."
Quote:
Originally Posted by berto View Post
You're right. There's no possible way that CGN members marching alongside the Pink Pistols in the SF Pride Parade can do anything to dispel the stereotype that gun owners are conservative bigots clinging to their guns and bibles. Not a single person in the crowd is rational or reachable because the parade's for gay folks and it's in SF.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-24-2009, 4:09 PM
diginit's Avatar
diginit diginit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Santa Clara,Ca
Posts: 3,344
iTrader: 77 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Peter Venkman View Post
Not a gal here, but it seems to me when a female shows up to the range, suddenly everyone becomes a target shooting instructor.
That's only because I was hitting on her. And her, And her too.
Someday, I'll hit upon the right one and we will waste countless ammo together.

But seriuosly, I usually look at a female shooter as a credit to the gender. More women should learn to shoot, Then the bad guys may think twice when a, pardon the expression, defenceless female.... puts a gun to their vitals during an assualt.
__________________
Anyone Can Get An Illegal Gun
.
We Cannot Leave Ourselves Defenseless!


The DOJ knows that two guys with semi autos that have a folding or collapsable stock, or pistol grip could take out California's entire police force, SWAT, and the National Guard. Jeeze, that pistol grip and stock are really dangerous...

Last edited by diginit; 12-24-2009 at 4:18 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-24-2009, 5:04 PM
NorCalMama's Avatar
NorCalMama NorCalMama is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Sacramento
Posts: 2,976
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diginit View Post
But seriuosly, I usually look at a female shooter as a credit to the gender. More women should learn to shoot, Then the bad guys may think twice when a, pardon the expression, defenceless female.... puts a gun to their vitals during an assualt.

I feel the exact same way. I wish more women would realize that ultimately, their personal well being and safety is in their hands and their hands alone! What's more, as I've found, shooting is EMPOWERING! And I don't mean empowering like the feminazis preach about, I mean actual empowerment!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisTKHarris View Post
I'm not a big fan of VAG.
Quote:
Originally Posted by M. Sage View Post
Testicles of steel, bladder of titanium.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceflinch View Post
F the World Bank
F the UN &
F Obama


Sacramento Community Chapter Social Group... Join Here!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-26-2009, 8:51 PM
Steyrlp10's Avatar
Steyrlp10 Steyrlp10 is offline
C3 Leader
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valley Joe
Posts: 5,378
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Default

I have to agree with all of you... it's like learning how to drive. Why wouldn't you want to learn something that can help you in a pinch?

Besides, I was never much good with a needle and thread - lol
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-27-2009, 1:25 PM
masameet's Avatar
masameet masameet is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,487
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCalMama View Post
I feel the exact same way. I wish more women would realize that ultimately, their personal well being and safety is in their hands and their hands alone! What's more, as I've found, shooting is EMPOWERING! And I don't mean empowering like the feminazis preach about, I mean actual empowerment!
Hmmm. I don't feel empowered when I shoot.

I feel mighty accurate though.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 12-18-2009, 8:45 PM
IrishPirate's Avatar
IrishPirate IrishPirate is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Roseville, PRK
Posts: 6,401
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

the only girls i say "wtf is she doing here?" to are the ones sitting in the car complaining about the noise, or sitting on the bench doing their fingernails. Oh i've seen it plenty too!! they usually come with D-bag guys who cover just about everyone at the range with their muzzle at one point or another, and will shoot when you're down a "cleared" range.

Any other lady who happens to be engaged in shooting.....that's just hot! I'll admit i get a little....when my wife unloads a mag ...women seem to grasp the technical aspect of shooting too since it's objective based. do this, then that, and this will be the result. That's something i found most women tend to like! (it also helps if you give them a pink gun or a shiny one j/k)
__________________

Most civilization is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame.
People Should Not Be Afraid Of Their Governments, Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-18-2009, 9:03 PM
bombadillo's Avatar
bombadillo bombadillo is offline
Former Humboldtian
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: IDAHO and another proud member of the quitters club!
Posts: 14,017
iTrader: 79 / 100%
Default

You'll only get discouragement by idiots who have something to prove. Just outshoot them and they'll shut their pie hole real quick. I hate it when guys put down any woman who is out there at the range for any reason be it not wanting to shoot a 300 win mag because it hurts or just not grouping well because its her first time out there. I have seen guys shut down pretty quick by women because they have nothing to prove a lot of the time and when they shoot well, the instigator just walks away with his tail between his legs.
__________________
http://mossbergmvp.com/index.php?forum/
If you have any questions on the MVP platform, ask me here or on the "other" site. Same handle there.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-18-2009, 9:15 PM
nick nick is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 18,199
iTrader: 138 / 100%
Default

Thank you ladies for answering
__________________
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson
"Thou shalt not interfere with the Second Amendment rights of "law-abiding" citizens who want AK-47s only to protect hearth and home." - Paul Helmke finally gets it :)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJgunguy24 View Post
Some people are so open minded, their brains have fallen out.


WTB: Saiga .223 bolt; HK G3 bolt; Chinese AK pistol grips; milled AK cut receiver pieces and stubs.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-18-2009, 10:29 PM
masameet's Avatar
masameet masameet is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,487
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nick View Post
Thank you ladies for answering
lol

One day at the range this past summer an off-duty cop gave me some of his departmental ammo (hollow points too!). He even let me fire one of his pistols. Didn't feel disrespected by his attention at all.

On another occasion another shooter (who I'd met late last year and hadn't seen since) found out I'd brought the right ammo but the wrong pistol to the range. So he handed me his 1911 and said, Here. Shoot this.

Two Sundays ago another shooter gave me a bunch of his .45 ammo. He'd reloaded them himself and the ammo was of two different grains. (Just moments before he'd disassembled my S&W 1911 to determine if something was amiss.) Then we went over to the action pistols range (my first time there!), where he gave me a free firearms lesson and then let me shoot some of his ammo (that he had in his bag). I felt real special that day, if you know what I mean.

This past year I shot a lot of pistols and rifles belonging to guys I didn't know. For sure, their friendliness, generosity and firearms knowledge just bowled me over. Men like these guys truly demonstrate the firearms enthusiast ideal and spirit. If only I could be as generous and sharing as they.
__________________
x

"Let those find fault whose wit's so very small,
They've need to show that they can think at all;
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below." -- John Dryden
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-19-2009, 10:33 AM
CSACANNONEER's Avatar
CSACANNONEER CSACANNONEER is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 40,521
iTrader: 125 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by masameet View Post

This past year I shot a lot of pistols and rifles belonging to guys I didn't know. For sure, their friendliness, generosity and firearms knowledge just bowled me over. Men like these guys truly demonstrate the firearms enthusiast ideal and spirit. If only I could be as generous and sharing as they.
LOL. I've got pictures to prove a small portion of it. Well, you did know the owner of the AR50 but, you hadn't met me before firing my 1919 and whatever else you ended up shooting that weekend. Gotta hand it to you, you showed up not knowing a sole at the range and spent the next three days there feeling like you were with family (at least, I hope that's how you felt). If you come down this June, you can shoot th AK pistol I built and the MAC I'm buying. After that, you'll ant to go back to a 1911 that you can actualy hit what you are aiming at. BTW, be careful accepting and/or shooting other's reloads. You are really trusting that person with your safety. Just keep that in mind.
__________________
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
California DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller
Ventura County approved CCW Instructor


Offering low cost private basic shooting and reloading classes for calgunners.

Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-19-2009, 9:08 AM
run8's Avatar
run8 run8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Commiifornistan
Posts: 875
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

I think it's great to see the women folk at the range, you'd never get a negative remark from me.
__________________
"Freedom is only protected by those who prepare to die"
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-19-2009, 11:30 AM
nagorb's Avatar
nagorb nagorb is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: peninsula
Posts: 4,368
iTrader: 20 / 100%
Default

My girlfriend says YES!

one of the more annoying things that happened at the range.

RSO: what are we going to about her shooting?

Me: what do you mean?

RSO: she doesn't have control of the gun

Me: how does she not have control of the gun?

RSO: The muzzle goes too high after recoil.

I'm starting to get pissed now

Me: you mean as high as the guy shooting the mag down the line?

RSO: Well no but...

Me: all her shots are in the 10 ring how does she not have control?

RSO: Well I... um... well

Then he walks away. No RSO has ever said anything about her shooting other than to make fun of me b/c shes a better shot.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-19-2009, 11:40 AM
CSACANNONEER's Avatar
CSACANNONEER CSACANNONEER is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 40,521
iTrader: 125 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nagorb View Post
My girlfriend says YES!

one of the more annoying things that happened at the range.

RSO: what are we going to about her shooting?

Me: what do you mean?

RSO: she doesn't have control of the gun

Me: how does she not have control of the gun?

RSO: The muzzle goes too high after recoil.

I'm starting to get pissed now

Me: you mean as high as the guy shooting the mag down the line?

RSO: Well no but...

Me: all her shots are in the 10 ring how does she not have control?

RSO: Well I... um... well

Then he walks away. No RSO has ever said anything about her shooting other than to make fun of me b/c shes a better shot.

What a *****. I bet he was just jealous of her ability! So, out the range and, if you can, the RO. We should know where not to go.
__________________
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
California DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller
Ventura County approved CCW Instructor


Offering low cost private basic shooting and reloading classes for calgunners.

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12-19-2009, 11:47 AM
nagorb's Avatar
nagorb nagorb is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: peninsula
Posts: 4,368
iTrader: 20 / 100%
Default

I don't want to say the range b/c all the other RSOs are really nice and helpful.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 12-21-2009, 9:33 AM
Lyte- Lyte- is offline
CGSSA Associate
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Socal
Posts: 2,158
iTrader: 26 / 100%
Default

I have noticed that the older guys who typically go to the outdoor ranges are a bit friendlier then the younger guys I typically see in the indoor ranges. They will normally come over and offer assitance or pointers (I always allow them to do so and say thank you) they are also very excited for me to try their guns most of the time and love to get positive feedback.

They just stare at what I am shooting but don't really say anything and take up way more bench space then they should. They don't move there stuff over or anything for new shooters and force me to put my stuff on a bench far away. Thats more of a lack of home training then a male/ female thing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:30 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.