The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 21, 2011, 11:37 PM   #1
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Husband Wife Training Exercises....Wanted

I want to get my wife out to the range. Her interest is minimal but still interested. I try to get her to shoot at home on our small Pellet gun range. there is an iterest but dinner to cook or laundry or whatever. Not a problem, but we get distracted.

She would be more happy going bang instead of home pellet gun drills. She used to target shoot with rifles so she is no wimp. Just unmotivated at home.

So... At the range I was thinking the right/left drill. Snap cap or real situation.

Any good ones anyone could offer? Or maybe ladies telling me how to get her attention in a more fun way.
Thanks.
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 23, 2011, 08:49 AM   #2
Don P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,784
The wife and I found a couple that were both certified trainers and competition shooters. Worked out great and during the training they did switch it up. It was very helpfully for the wife having a female instructor that has at times carried in a pocketbook/purse and teaching how to draw from the such.
__________________
NRA Life Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, IDPA Safety Officer
As you are, I once was, As I am, You will be.
Don P is offline  
Old February 23, 2011, 11:34 AM   #3
aarondhgraham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 1, 2009
Location: Stillwater, OKlahoma
Posts: 7,060
Does this count?,,,

My ex would be tickled pink for me to go downrange and hold the target for her.

Aarond

Sorry my friend,,,
I just couldn't resist.


On a serious note you could try a Dueling Tree.

I bought one for .22 last summer,,,
It's a true blast to use when shooting with someone.


.
__________________
Caje: The coward dies a thousand times, the brave only once.
Kirby: That's about all it takes, ain't it?
Combat: "A Silent Cry"
Aarond is good,,, Aarond is wise,,, Always trust Aarond! (most of the time)
aarondhgraham is offline  
Old February 23, 2011, 01:06 PM   #4
Obambulate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2011
Posts: 331
Is it possible to shoot subsonic .22s on the pellet range? I shoot .22 revolvers and rifles at a pellet gun target using Aguila Colibris, a very quiet, powderless round which propels a small slug using only the primer.
Obambulate is offline  
Old February 23, 2011, 01:27 PM   #5
69MachOne
Member
 
Join Date: April 10, 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 56
Take an NRA approved course together. Usually offered at local range, sportmens clubs or colleges.
__________________
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin
69MachOne is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 12:42 AM   #6
Willie Lowman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 5, 2009
Location: Uh-Hi-O
Posts: 2,415
Wife training?

Brother, I've been trying to train mine for years and nothing works.
Willie Lowman is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 12:45 AM   #7
pax
Staff
 
Join Date: May 16, 2000
Location: Washington state
Posts: 6,917
Don't try to teach or train your wife. Just enjoy shooting together. If she needs training, pay for someone else to do it. That'll be way less expensive in the long run ...

pax
__________________
Kathy Jackson
My personal website: Cornered Cat
pax is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 12:51 AM   #8
egor20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,762
Get (pax) Kathy's book for your wife, my wife's been shooting for years and found it informative, as did I. I just bought a few copy's for my friends, both male and female.

http://www.corneredcat.com/
__________________
Chief stall mucker and grain chef

Country don't mean dumb.
Steven King. The Stand

Last edited by egor20; February 24, 2011 at 12:59 AM.
egor20 is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 01:09 AM   #9
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Don P. Excellent post.....

I like the idea. Just some Husband/Wife pair so they both have someone to talk to while screaming thru the muffs. OK, that was bad on my part. Hopefully an off-range friend relationship that makes her comfortable.
Thanks....
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 01:15 AM   #10
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Oambulate

The pellet range is a good thing to prevent flinching. No loud report and some that we have rival the velocity of a 38 special. You get to see your result and flinching becomes something you don't think about. We have a weighted Crosman 1008 that comes in at 2 pounds. Not ideal, but usable for cheap practice. Pellets are $4 per 500. Cheap and serve an educational purpose.

I think I need a bamulance.
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 01:53 AM   #11
sirsloop
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 13, 2011
Posts: 376
I managed to get mine to the range once and she freaked out. Def not a gun person... all part of her NJ upbringing I guess.
sirsloop is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 02:56 AM   #12
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
SirsLoop- She"s not quite that bad, but...

I took the 9mm back to dry fire for a bit and heard.....
"You can't fire that in the house!!!!!".

(I have to explain here.... I pellet shoot in the back and the cat likes to go "shooting", about the only word the cat knows. He gets to go up on the dryer and get scratched between shots. So I usually say.. "come on TC, lets go shooting".)

Yes, Dear, I know. I will not shoot the 9 here...... Sorry Hon. Explained what I was about to do.

She is a good person and that was kinda making fun of her, but I mean, man. I ain't gonna discharge the firing iron mam.......

She makes a hell of a good roast beef sandwich so sometimes I just choose to shut up for my own good.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tc on dryer with guns 012.jpg (232.5 KB, 37 views)
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 03:03 AM   #13
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Note to people that saw the cat in the last post....

He was in condition orange at the time. He is usually in condition orange or in red when he hears a knock at the door.
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 08:41 AM   #14
Don P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,784
Quote:
like the idea. Just some Husband/Wife pair
To add some info, the training took place at a private range which they were members of and it was 1 on 1 training once the shooting started. We started out with 22 lr and then progressed to our carry guns.
Too bad your not in FLA I could get you hooked up with them.
As a result of the training it did turn into a off range relationship.
__________________
NRA Life Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, IDPA Safety Officer
As you are, I once was, As I am, You will be.
Don P is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 10:10 AM   #15
sirsloop
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 13, 2011
Posts: 376
I don't think mine needs any training to pick up the cell and dial 911. I'll be dialing "870"
sirsloop is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 11:23 AM   #16
shredder4286
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 13, 2010
Location: NE Washington
Posts: 361
Quote:
Take an NRA approved course together
+1
shredder4286 is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 11:48 AM   #17
Hiker 1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 501
Take an NRA approved course together.

I'm going to deviate from this a bit. I teach the NRA basic course here in Colorado. I as well as several other instructors discourage husbands/wives or boyfriends/girlfriends taking their first (notice I said first) course together.

Instructors often finding themselves "competing" with the lady's significant other. I'm not saying that you would, but it happens a lot. For a lot of men, having another alpha dog teaching the little lady how to shoot brings out their worst insecurities.

I suggest sending her to a ladies-only class first. Then start shooting together.
Hiker 1 is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 09:22 PM   #18
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Hiker 1 Thanks....

I agree with you. I not not necessarily "compete" but do want her to get a ton of information and might be tempted to get ahead of what the instructor might cover. Good point. Even if not the "alpha male" thing, maybe an over zealous idea of trying to help.

I was going to accompany her to her PTC class, but maybe I won't. She might actually be distracted and would do better without feeling like I am watching over her.
Thanks,
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 11:14 PM   #19
JC57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 2, 2010
Posts: 248
Quote:
Don't try to teach or train your wife. Just enjoy shooting together. If she needs training, pay for someone else to do it. That'll be way less expensive in the long run ...
I agree with Pax on this. Better for the relationship if you don't try to teach her yourself.

My wife shoots better than me already, but she never seems especially interested in going to the range. I guess when you're as good a shot as she is, there's really no need for additional practice.
JC57 is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 11:32 PM   #20
Rufus T Firefly
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 174
Yea Ha!

I took all your advice and she signed up for her PTC about 20 minutes ago. Thanks for all the comments.

She signed up after I said I did not want to go with her because I might be a distraction. She did say she would not mind if I went to the range qualification, but, i will just back off.

On the lighter side and despicable on my part! How dare she not want me there? I am 10 feet tall, bullet proof and I know everything!!!!!!
Rufus T Firefly is offline  
Old February 24, 2011, 11:47 PM   #21
Hiker 1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 501
On the lighter side and despicable on my part! How dare she not want me there? I am 10 feet tall, bullet proof and I know everything!!!!!!

Women! Whatcha gonna do?!!
Hiker 1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

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 -5. The time now is 10:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11211 seconds with 8 queries