The most romantic way to spend valentines day: Shooting at the range!

in gun •  2 years ago

Spending Valentines Day at the Range

So a few years back, my wife and I found someone to watch the kids for us on valentines day weekend and decided we wanted to actually do something together for the first time in a few years. After discussing it, we decided to go to the gun range! At this time, my wife had never shot a gun in her life and the thought made her very nervous.

We took my Ruger SR40 pistol and Colt M4 .22LR Rifle (pics below)

Ruger SR40 PistolColt M4 .22LR Rifle
Image of Ruger SR40Image of Colt M4 .22LR

So once we got to the range, we went over the lane rules and we bought her some nice pretty pink ear protection and safety glasses. Once we got to our lane, she got really anxious and and started trying to back out saying she "didn't want to shoot" and "just wanted to watch me". I told her this was not acceptable because I needed her to know what to expect if she ever had to use one of the guns for protection. I can tell her all day long what to expect, however, until she pulls the trigger herself, she won't know what to really expect. This argument and the promise that if she still didn't want to shoot after going through the whole magazine, she could just watch won her over.

After showing her how the gun works and going over the 4 main rules of gun safety (listed below), she got in the lane and I helped her get a good solid stance and guided her through shooting through the first magazine. After that, she was hooked. The range we go to has a ladies night where ladies can rent a lane and firearm at no cost on Tuesdays from 4-8pm. She gets together with her friends a couple times a month and they go shooting.

Four rules of gun safety

  1. Always treat the gun as if it is loaded.
  2. Never point the gun at something you are not willing to kill or destroy.
  3. Always know your target and what is behind it.
  4. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.

Here is a video of her shooting the .22

Here is her target afterwards. Not bad for having never shot a gun before if I do say so myself.

Bobbies target

Below are a couple other post on the topic of keeping children safe when guns are involved.

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Great story. Maybe one day she will get you what I got my husband a couple of years ago for Valentines Day. I got him an AR-15, okay I had other motives I wanted to shoot it too. We are big into guns in our house, and even taught the kids to shoot when they were young. and the 4 Rules are never to be broken.


Not sure if you saw the other post i had about Responsible Gun Ownership and Parenting but it covers discussing guns with children and me putting my kids to the test.


We got an AR 15 this year. Smith and Wesson MP15 Sport II its on the top, the .22 is on the bottom.


but was it a valentine's present? LOL The guys at the gun shop was impressed that my husband was getting that for Valentines day lol and nice firearms


negative. was a present to myself


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Great story and she done very well also! I couldn't get the video to play, it may be my internet at the hotel I'm staying at.


Thanks. The video should be working now. I accidentally had it private.

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