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DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU TO SHOOT A RIFLE AND HAND GUN?

BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/11/12 16:23:21
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  • Wizard_in_Time 2012/12/06 17:35:23
    Yes, he sure did.
    Wizard_in_Time
    Well, a rifle, anyway. Not a hand gun. That was up to my Navy Rangemaster. :)
  • Undead Little Red 2012/12/04 02:17:05
    No, no way.
    Undead Little Red
    My father was a very passive, peaceful man. He didn't believe in using guns, on the off chance he felt angry enough to fight he'd argue with someone before he even hit them. Raised me to be the same way, i rarely get into fights, and instead of guns...i walk around with two guard dogs pit bull and german shepherd
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/11/24 18:18:01
    No, no way.
    timothy.hill.14
    No SFC Nelson and SFC Witt took care of that.
  • joefj2 2012/11/24 02:19:10 (edited)
    Yes, he sure did.
    joefj2
    45 and 38 cal, hand guns. My dad busted out an opening in the basement foundation and extended a wall with a concrete lid, bilco doors at foundationnext to house. and dirt pile at end of wall. So these walls were under ground. We stood at one end of the basement and shot at a target in front of the dirt pile. lots of fun. Started shooting around 8 years old, got pretty good. We didn't live in country areas, we lived in the city of Camden, NJ,
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/11/23 21:35:34
    Yes, he sure did.
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    You betcha'....
  • Jim in SC 2012/11/23 21:34:13
    Yes, he sure did.
    Jim in SC
    +1
    He did.
  • NCIS Addict 2012/11/23 21:33:09
    No, no way.
    NCIS Addict
    +1
    Learned on my own
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/11/23 21:32:18
    Undecided
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    I learned gun safety and maintenance from the NRA and marksmanship on my own.
  • Sue 2012/11/15 02:27:53
    Undecided
    Sue
    No, my son did!!!
  • JP 2012/11/13 15:37:27
    Yes, he sure did.
    JP
    And I'm teaching my wife and kids.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/11/13 15:30:16
    Yes, he sure did.
    Professor Wizard
    Yes... my father started teaching me to shoot at age 5... At age 9, he gave me my own 22 Rifle - an Ithaca Model 49 Single Shot, Single action (Which I still have!), at age 11 he gave me a Winchester 22/410 Over/Under. All through my teen years he routinely took me to the range and the field.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/11/13 13:10:55
  • LayLady 2012/11/13 07:32:22
    No, no way.
    LayLady
    Nope
  • Barbara 2012/11/13 06:20:41
    No, no way.
    Barbara
    Being accident prone, handling a gun would not be in the best interests of myself or, mainly, others around me. I don't know whether my father even had a gun. If he did, my parents didn't tell us.
  • sjalan 2012/11/13 03:45:46
    No, no way.
    sjalan
    Was taught by an range master who was an awarded marksman
  • smilinbobs 2012/11/13 03:36:13
    Undecided
    smilinbobs
    Not my dad my grandfathers, taught me how to shoot and hunt, fish and trap. My mom's dad was a great target shooter he helped me become very accurate with a target rifle. My dads dad was a great hunter but most of that shooting was closer range and under pressure so I got the best of both worlds.
  • shane 2012/11/13 02:39:09
    Yes, he sure did.
    shane
    Dad, Step-dad And Great Grandad.
    Its a responsible thing to do.....
    Even if you or your kids never have any interest in hunting or target shooting you should still teach your kids the safe and proper headlining of firearms. The lack of that education may someday be fatal.
  • janice.heartbriggs 2012/11/13 00:56:49
    Yes, he sure did.
    janice.heartbriggs
    +2
    But he waited until i was four years old.... probably because i'm a girl... haha
  • novelistgirl94 2012/11/13 00:25:42
    No, no way.
    novelistgirl94
    +1
    He wants to though.
  • RileyPancake 2012/11/13 00:19:38
    No, no way.
    RileyPancake
    +1
    I've never used a gun before...
  • life.of.insanity 2012/11/12 23:13:03
    No, no way.
    life.of.insanity
    +1
    Not yet.
  • Tennessean 2012/11/12 23:00:21
    Yes, he sure did.
    Tennessean
    +3
    My father was a great pistol shot. He taught small arms in the military, and won the Tennessee Sheriff Assosition's pistol match two years running.

    He used to beat me using an old US 1911, while I was using a more accraute 9 mm Browning.
  • none 2012/11/12 22:57:18
    Yes, he sure did.
    none
    +1
    My father, Boy Scouts, and summer camp.
  • RTHTGakaRoland 2012/11/12 22:15:57
    Yes, he sure did.
    RTHTGakaRoland
    +2
    He was the best long range handgun shot that I've ever seen.

    I had two uncles that were handgun competition champions, one state and the other national; and Dad could out shoot either at longer ranges and hold his own at nearer.

    Alas, while I'm a fine (Better than they.) rifleman; those genes didn't help my mediocre (Albeit, such company sets the standard rather high.) handgun accuracy.
  • laydeelapis 2012/11/12 21:56:28
    No, no way.
    laydeelapis
    +1
    MY father? Ha! He can't even deal with a few mosquitos buzzing around him.
    But he did teach me how to take a patient's pressure and exactly what dosage of what pill you prescribe for what ailment. All extremely useful skills given that I'm going into linguistics.
  • terrabytes 2012/11/12 21:45:34
    Yes, he sure did.
    terrabytes
    +2
    Rifle and bow and arrow
  • Debra Smith 2012/11/12 21:21:11
  • hasher 2012/11/12 20:47:28
    Undecided
    hasher
    +2
    a little bit but mostly he taught my brothers. most of my shooting i learned in boy scouts. we shot rifle and handguns. lots of fun!!!
  • Kaimeso 2012/11/12 20:35:42
    No, no way.
    Kaimeso
    +2
    No, he attempted to teach me once but only allowed me three shots before saying that was enough. My grandfather was a different story, quite patient and an excellent marksman.
  • Chief 2012/11/12 20:32:39
    Yes, he sure did.
    Chief
    +3
    My dad taught me the basics but it was my second dad (wife's father) that filled in the details. Man that guy could shoot. He was a WWII tail gunner in Europe and survived to tell about it. He refused to hunt grouse and pheasant with a shotgun. It wasn't sporting enough so he used a 22 pistol and always bagged dinner.
  • Sherry 2012/11/12 20:21:24
    No, no way.
    Sherry
    +3
    Nah. It was an ex. Rifle and handgun.
  • Bronar 2012/11/12 20:01:36
    Yes, he sure did.
    Bronar
    +2
    Shotguns mostly.
  • Dave 2012/11/12 19:50:15
  • Debra S... Dave 2012/11/12 21:22:48
  • RTHTGak... Debra S... 2012/11/12 22:20:29 (edited)
    RTHTGakaRoland
    +4
    Actually Switzerland is the most armed country, and it has among lowest rates of gun violence or violence of any kind.
  • Debra S... RTHTGak... 2012/11/12 22:23:25
  • Dave Debra S... 2012/11/13 15:21:20
  • Jim 2012/11/12 19:21:13 (edited)
    Yes, he sure did.
    Jim
    +2
    All of the places where Dad taught us to hunt and do target practice got paved over when Disney World came to central Florida. I haven't used my 30-30, 12 gauge, .22 rifle, or Colt 1911 in many years. No place to go! Indoor gun ranges just aren't the same.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/11/12 19:04:30
    Yes, he sure did.
    Rebel Yell
    +2
    I grew up on a farm. In the corner of the kitchen in that drafty old house stood the Winchester. Sometimes at day's end we would hear the chickens squawking or the livestock suddenly moving about, Dad would pick up the rifle and go check it out.

    When I was about 10 and that noise would crank up from the barn yard, Dad would give me the look that said, " Go check it out". I'd grab the gun and go.

    My dad and grandad taught me how to shoot and gun safety when I was around eight.
  • Tennessean Rebel Yell 2012/11/13 13:58:24
    Tennessean
    +1
    I also grew up on a farm, and my grandfather always had a .22 rifle and a shotgun standing in the corner, with a pistol in a drawer in the bedroom.

    I got the first gun of my own when I was 12, it was a Winchester model 37, in 410 gage.

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