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Old 08-29-2017, 4:44 PM
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Default Any other single ladies have trouble finding shooting partners?

So I am a single gal into guns and I like shooting with others. I am particularly into long range precision and have put out several calls to find someone to go shooting with. Unfortunately nothing has come of it. What is especially frustrating is that I will meet a guy at the range and have a good time chatting and once the suggestion of shooting together comes up, NOPE, can't. Why? Because he is married and just merely going shooting with a single female somehow magically puts his marriage at risk, even though it is strictly a platonic and non-romantic activity.

So I have to ask, are there any other ladies out there that have trouble finding shooting buddies? If you don't have any trouble finding shooting friends, any advice you can give? It's quite lonely always hitting the range all by myself all the time.
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Old 08-29-2017, 5:01 PM
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Some guys have very tight leashes.

Keep at it....volunteer for BLM cleanups, keep going to shoot ect.....there's guys out there like me who are single
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Old 08-29-2017, 5:15 PM
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Default Any other single ladies have trouble finding shooting partners?

Where are you located? If you are in socal the zombie shoot held twice a year is a great event where you will meet a lot of people, both single and married. They also have a long range station setup, usually 800+ yards.

MJB is right in that some guys may have tighter leashes or could even be intimidated. I'm one of the lucky ones where my wife and I don't have that kind of relationship, and I will take women shooting quite often, usually to get them comfortable with firearms at their husbands request. Like MJB said, go to the community activities, there are lots of great guys, and gals, on this board.

*edit* I just realized this was in the ladies forum, i apologize in advance if you were only looking for a female perspective.

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Old 08-29-2017, 6:03 PM
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I am not on a tight leash or intimidated, but I DO have trouble being friends with a woman.

It isn't a sexist thing....more like a sexual tension thing even if it isn't reciprocated, I don't want to hang out with somebody who I might be attracted to and keep it platonic. Maybe I have a high sex drive.....I don't know. But I like being married and don't want to put myself into a situation were I might be inadvertantly tempted.

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Old 08-29-2017, 7:08 PM
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Ill never understand the tight leash thing. My missus wouldnt care if i went shooting withva single woman....but then not everything about me is about sex.

Youll find someone to shoot with OP
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Why do you need a "partner" to go shoot with? Just go shoot.
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I'm also a single woman who shoots every week. I don't have a shooting partner - guess I never thought about looking for one. As doggie suggested, I just go & enjoy.

I would imagine finding a shooting partner would be tough though & part of it is the marriage thing you mentioned. However, if you think about it, very few of the guys have shooting partners. Most of them show up alone & shoot the breeze with who ever happens to be there at the time. They don't really seem to have a shooting partner mindset.

I shoot at a small rural range where everyone is pretty friendly, so shooting alone or being lonely isn't really an issue.

Don't know where you are located - I'm in SoCal - I'll pm my location.
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Old 08-29-2017, 9:23 PM
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You can find shooting buddies at THE WELL ARMED WOMEN (Riverside) and A GIRL AND A GUN (Vista and San Diego) events...
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Thanks everyone, but I am in the San Francisco Bay Area so a lot of the suggestions just are not feasible.

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Why do you need a "partner" to go shoot with? Just go shoot.
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As doggie suggested, I just go & enjoy.
To you two, as I said in my original post...

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So I am a single gal into guns and I like shooting with others.....It's quite lonely always hitting the range all by myself all the time.
Suggestions to "just go out and shoot" just don't work for the sentiment of this thread. This also isn't a thread to discuss tight leashes for the hubbies out there.

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Thanks everyone, but I am in the San Francisco Bay Area so a lot of the suggestions just are not feasible.
I would suggest exploring other shooting venues. My impression is the long range rifle venue is much smaller population than the pistol group.

Depending where you are in the "SF Bay Area" there is a Monday Night Shooting League in Santa Clara at "Reeds". Plenty of folks there to meet.

Or use E-Harmony, and don't be shy about mentioning shooting sports as a hobby. It will quickly get noticed.
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Depending where you are in the "SF Bay Area"
Contra Costa County and Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore
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Have you thought about joining a club or competing at matches? Those are two great ways to network with other like minded shooters.
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Oh yea, I'm surprised that no body has mentioned



Please provide pictures of precision rifle and gear.
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Oh yea, I'm surprised that no body has mentioned



Please provide pictures of precision rifle and gear.
OP delivers in this thread.

Upper Left: Ruger Precision Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor
Upper Right: Ruger Precision Rifle 308 Win
Middle: Aero Precision M5E1 (match grade trigger and barrel) 308 Win
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Well played op
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It is fun to have a friend to shoot with. I have one friend who I shoot with but with her work schedule (Pilot) we only go once or twice per month. I shoot by myself more often than not.
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Well I have a hard time finding guys to shoot with and I'm a guy so, I get it. Haha, I think it sore the logistics of guys getting time to shoot and setting the time aside. For me it's always a battle of beach, range or golf course. It really depends on what is going on and I prioritize accordingly.

Anyways long story short, hit a couple appleseed events, find a rod & gun club with events and I'm sure there will be some men secure enough in their marriage and even some women to join you.

You may want to invite the wife along too... Might put some of the "tension" at ease.
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I really sympathize. My range buddy of five years and bestie, ElDub1950, just retired and moved out of state. I miss him. Shooting with him was an EVENT. We'd meet up at Sac Valley, hang out, shoot, talk guns and chat for a couple hours and then go have lunch somewhere. If the weather wasn't good for shooting, we'd go to a movie and lunch instead.

Some people have trouble with having friends of the other gender. I never have and ElDub didn't seem to either. I'm at the stage of my life (older than dirt) where I'd rather have a good FRIEND than a boyfriend anyway. (Guys my age seem only to want a cook, housekeeper or nurse. None of which is my idea of fun...)

When I decided I wanted a shooting buddy, I made a thread in the Calguns Sacramento Forum. I told where and when I'd like to shoot, what I'd like to shoot and that I was NOT a morning person. ElDub popped right up and it was rock 'n roll from there.

I think it's MUCH more fun to meet up with someone and go shoot, rather than standing around alone blasting away. At least half of what I know about shooting I learned from ElDub...

If you want a woman shooting buddy, join one of the several women's shooting clubs people have mentioned above.

If you want to shoot with someone of either gender who shoots at your favorite range, go to the Calguns Area Forum http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/f...play.php?f=183 for your location, start a thread asking people to PM you if they're interested and see what happens.

Meet INSIDE the range. Tell the RSO you are meeting someone new and would she keep an eye on you for a while. And see what happens. It's just like a blind date, except with guns and without groping....
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Please provide pictures of precision rifle and gear.
I know about gears but it is how you carry them that counts....sooooooo you got any pics of how you carry them?...🙄
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Maybe...?

NorCal Practical Precision Rifle Club

https://ncpprc.com

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OP delivers in this thread.

Upper Left: Ruger Precision Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor
Upper Right: Ruger Precision Rifle 308 Win
Middle: Aero Precision M5E1 (match grade trigger and barrel) 308 Win
Bottom: Aero Precision M4E1 223 Wylde



...And she knows how to post photos which is more that some you guys can do

I kid.

Maybe not.



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Maybe...?

NorCal Practical Precision Rifle Club

https://ncpprc.com

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I don't have anything bad to say about them, but so far the interactions I have had with them haven't been positive.

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