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I hold multiple NRA Instructor credentials, as well as SabreRed Pepper Spray. I have my own training company in Northern Virginia, www.FemaleandArmed.com and am focusing primarily on teaching women, especially those who are new to shooting.

I am also the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I am a contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shooting with a Friend!

You all know I love shooting, and find it more relaxing the yoga, meditation, or almost anything, except maybe petting one of my cats and having her purr.  Yep, that is probably the only thing that comes close to sending lead down range and punching holes in paper.  How can you make that time more fun for you?

For many of us, shooting with a friend is a great way to make it more fun.  You have someone to talk to if you have to wait for a lane.  You can share guns, have a little friendly competition, even learn from each other.  I learn something every time I shoot with someone else, be it a friend, another instructor, or a student!  You can also encourage each other. 

Sometimes I like to go alone, I want to focus on speed drills, or drawing and firing, or really work on accuracy.  Then, it is better for me to be alone, and I time my trip so that I don’t have to wait long for a lane. 

Sometimes I want to enjoy the companionship of another shooter.  What if you don’t know anyone?  Go to your local range, look around, see who is smiling and go say “Hi!”.  Gun people are almost universally friendly!  Take a class and make plans to go shoot with some of the people from your class.  It is a good bet you are on similar levels if you are in class together.  I’ve seen a lot of people come together and form supportive shooting friends over coffee and bagels on a break. 

Whether you are a solo or a group shooter, be safe, have fun and ENJOY!

Safe Shooting!

5 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more, Btw my wife has already said that if possible she's coming along for the blog shoot and wants to shoot with you as well lol

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  2. I'd love to shoot with you both! Just don't laugh at my Semi-Autos...Mr Revolver LOL!

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  3. lol i shootem fine and they all have a purpose - finally surrendered w/ regard to the wifes m9 though - i'll just keep the shotgun (pump action) handy till i get my ruger out of hock - just wasn't comfortable carrying it around.

    and i never make fun of folks weapons, heck i've even shot highpoints and ravens (ravens suck lol but the highpoint surprised me)

    i like all firearms, i just prefer the older designs

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  4. Spot on. Most relaxing thing to do alone and the most fun thing to do with a friend. Looking forward to shooting with you my friend!

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    1. I can't wait, I feel like I know you already!

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