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Old 03-06-2009, 10:32 PM
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I did not bring my lady to the range for our first date, but I wish I had.
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Old 03-12-2009, 4:15 PM
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My (Now) wife went with me to the range for a first date. Great excuse to make physical contact. "Put your hands here, like so..."

Oddly enough, I met my previous GF at a range as well.

A hell of a lot more interesting than a movie. You're forced to actually talk. If you just aren't clicking, then great, you get to blow something up anyway.

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My (Now) wife went with me to the range for a first date. Great excuse to make physical contact. "Put your hands here, like so..."

Oddly enough, I met my previous GF at a range as well.

A hell of a lot more interesting than a movie. You're forced to actually talk. If you just aren't clicking, then great, you get to blow something up anyway.

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I don't think there is much talking on the range but alot of yelling over the ear plugs and muzzleblasts lol
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I have a number of lady clients I take to the range for training on a regular basis, as part of a monthly retainer. Yes, I get paid to take ladies shooting. Part of that is because I'm a trained and educated professional, and part of that is because I'm a nice guy.

To get back to the OP, just be nice, and if the lady has an interest in learning to shoot, you will know. Go take her, be nice, and things will work out
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2 hours in the dark and not talk?

That can turn out really good depends on how you played your cards j/k
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Ah that's awesome. I'd marry her on the spot
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An unsuccessful first date involving a gun...
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:47 PM
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Maybe not the first, but definitely the second or third. I did and I've been with her for 26 years.

And she still thinks the smell of Hoppes No.9 is a cologne for men....
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I've gone to the shooting range plenty of times with the boyfriend and his friends. I dont always shoot but I still enjoy it. If she seems interested in firearms I dont see why it would be a bad idea.. ask her! plus, you've already gone on a couple of casual dates.. just take the risk she might just be better than you (;
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Absolutely. My first date was to a bass tournament many moons ago in January on Berryessa. It was about 35 degrees all day, but I won Big Fish. My BF (now husband) decided it was alright for me to stick around with him at that point.

To be fair, on the second date, I took him to the range to show him that I wasn't kidding when I said I can shoot. (I could feel him rolling his eyes at me when he was standing in back, watching.) We had a great time; the guys running the range had a good laugh watching us trying to outshoot each other.

I have since added all of my guy's 1911s to my own collection. I just make sure I keep him in tackle, so that's a fair swap!
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I've had a few shooting dates as first, second, third and so on...and I've seen women on dates at the range. Make sure she is interested in shooting and by the fact that she did take a Hunter Safety course that is a good sign. I would suggest to have a nice dinner somewhere afterwards. At least in my case, shooting is relaxing so the conversation should flow easily....
Oh, when I say nice I'm talking about a casual dinning place - Applebee's, Outback, etc....

Yes, I married the guy I met at the range when he worked there....So dates at the range can work....
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Whatever venue allows for you to get to know the other person, every time you see them, is the best venue.
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I haven't taken first dates to the shooting range, but I have taken dates and they've always enjoyed it. Good times indeed

The girl I'm seeing now has been asking me to go back, but I'm afraid to shoot my ammo right now because I don't know when I'll be able to replace it!!!
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Absolutely. My first date was to a bass tournament many moons ago in January on Berryessa. It was about 35 degrees all day, but I won Big Fish. My BF (now husband) decided it was alright for me to stick around with him at that point.

To be fair, on the second date, I took him to the range to show him that I wasn't kidding when I said I can shoot. (I could feel him rolling his eyes at me when he was standing in back, watching.) We had a great time; the guys running the range had a good laugh watching us trying to outshoot each other.

I have since added all of my guy's 1911s to my own collection. I just make sure I keep him in tackle, so that's a fair swap!

Ok you just made me homesick. I miss berryessa badly sometimes. But I so do NOT miss the Vacaville summers LOL
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i think its ok. she's got an interest. you've already been casually out to lunch....why not casually out to the range? with dinner or coffe after?

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I wouldn't - but not so much for the redneck factor.

This is just me - but I have a policy of not taking someone to the range unless I have a pretty firm grasp of what their experience level is before hand. That's not to say I wouldn't take someone of any experience level - I just need to know what it is beforehand. If I'm taking an absolute beginner, i'm going to treat them a little differently there then someone who I know is experienced.
If you take an unknown to the range, you run the risk of doing one of two things. A) talking/acting in a way which can come off as arrogant to someone who is experienced, or B) turning an absolute beginner loose with guns - after assuming they're more knowledgeable then they really are.
The consequences can run the range of mildly embarrassing- something you might laugh about over a beer after words, to downright fatal.

My advice - not on a "first date". Get a better grasp of where she's at knowledge/experience wise first.
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I haven't taken first dates to the shooting range, but I have taken dates and they've always enjoyed it. Good times indeed

The girl I'm seeing now has been asking me to go back, but I'm afraid to shoot my ammo right now because I don't know when I'll be able to replace it!!!

Tell her if she can find the ammo - you'll take her, even pay her back for the cost. Let someone else run around town on your behalf for a little while - lol.
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Crap - another old thread.

I didn't even see the dates on these. Sorry for the resurrection.
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Sinixtar, you're not bringing up really old thread, just a bit dusty.

Actually, I decided to not make it a first date, but more of a fun outing for both of us and to figure out her thoughts on shooting. We'll go out for some more shooting if she wants to, but I think I'll make it a group thing. She's not a new shooter, not really. She's not terribly experienced with a firearm, but had some harsh tries with a shotgun and clays. We'll start off easy with .22's and move on to bigger calibers, at her pace. We'll do what she likes in order to focus on the fun factor. And as someone mentioned, yelling at each other with ear protection can be annoying!
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I wish I could get my wife to shoot.
She's only done it for her compulsory service in China. I think it's important for potential spouses to know what you're into and accept it.
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I dunno, one of my fave dates went from the range to drinks and dinner.
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I've gone to the shooting range plenty of times with the boyfriend and his friends. I dont always shoot but I still enjoy it. If she seems interested in firearms I dont see why it would be a bad idea.. ask her! plus, you've already gone on a couple of casual dates.. just take the risk she might just be better than you (;
The experience of coaching Jr. High and High School shooting teams has taught me that young women are often better shots than young men. So be prepared to have your socks shot off. It seems to be a mental thing. 90% of shooting is between the ears. Girls do it for fun and listen to their coach. Boys have their manhood all wrapped up in it and think if they are not natural John Wayns they are inadequate.
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I haven't taken first dates to the shooting range, but I have taken dates and they've always enjoyed it. Good times indeed

The girl I'm seeing now has been asking me to go back, but I'm afraid to shoot my ammo right now because I don't know when I'll be able to replace it!!!
If you do not have enough ammo or at least components socked away, she should reject you as an unreliable provider.

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Tell her if she can find the ammo - you'll take her, even pay her back for the cost. Let someone else run around town on your behalf for a little while - lol.
Good idea, women love to shop!
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ok since no one said it i'll do it. I don't think it's a good idea for a FIRST date. A second is a good idea though. I only say this because on a first date you wanna make a good impression and have some nice convo. It's pretty hard to talk with earplugs and gunshots.
Good impression YES. But maybe Breakfast / Lunch first to talk about range safety and what to expect i.e. go over the basic safety rules, eyes, ears, range officer. Remember most women like the protector roll of men and by doing this she will see how you two can have fun and respect you, teach her something, this will show her your true personality) then on to the range , . Or range then Lunch then you will have something to 'talk' about. But don't only talk about guns remember ask about some of her activities IMO
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