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Repost- The GunDivas: The Importance of Shooting Buddies

August 19, 2018

Do you want to be competent with a gun? Then you must be present to learn. That means you have to go have fun time after time. Get some shooting buddies and learn from them and with them. RM

“When I first started shooting for real, instead of just plinking around with friends, I took a concealed carry class..

“The very next day, I took myself to my first defensive pistol competition. I knew no one. Not a soul, but I had a new gun, and fresh knowledge (less than 24 hours old). How bad could it be?

“Holy hell, I was immediately in over my head, but back then the local defensive pistol competitions were still very small – about a dozen people total – and I met several people who were willing to help me along. I knew just enough to steer clear of the idiots who thought it was ‘cute’ that a ‘little lady’ was coming to shoot, and I listened to the ones who immediately treated me with respect. They couldn’t possibly treat me as an equal, because I wasn’t. But they treated me as they would any other new shooter, welcomed me, and gave me pointers without being condescending before and after each stage.

“They made me feel welcome enough that I went back the next month, and the next, and the next. Before I knew it, I had a tribe of shooting mentors. A few of them became close friends and we ended up going shooting outside of competitions..

“While the classes I’ve taken taught me the fundamentals, the shooting buddies I made taught me so much more. They were all much better shooters than I, with years and years of experience, while I was the FNG.”

Read the rest from Shawntel Gallegos Wilson- The GunDivas: The Importance of Shooting Buddies

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alan permalink
    August 19, 2018 10:35 pm

    Everyone has to start somewhere. One crawls before they walk, they walk before they run.

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