Tips to Get Your Significant Other Interested in Shooting
Do you love guns and shooting? Do you want to share this love with your girlfriend, wife, or significant other? If so, there are a few things you can do to help get them interested in shooting.
Why Getting Girls Into Guns Is a Good Idea
There are several reasons you may want to get your significant other shooting. While this is true, some of these reasons are better than others.
If your primary motivation for encouraging them to shoot is to keep them from nagging you about the time and money you spend on this hobby, it is not the best reason. They will probably find something new to complain about.
You may want them to shoot because you like the idea of women with guns and think it is sexy. While this is true, it should not be your main motivation for getting them to shoot.
Some better, more valid reasons to encourage your girl to shoot include the following:
- You want to share your passion.
- You want to spend more time with them.
- You have a firearm in your house and want her to learn to use it safely.
- You want her to be able to protect herself.
- Everyone needs at least a basic understanding of how to use a gun safely.
Now that you have your reason let’s dive into what you can do to get your wife or girlfriend interested in shooting.
Make the First Experience a Positive One
If you want your wife or girlfriend to love shooting, you must do everything possible to prevent a bad first experience. This is particularly the case if she has never fired a gun before.
Consider shooting with your girlfriend as a first date. If something goes wrong, there probably won’t be a second. The same applies to shooting. You want to ensure that every experience she has while shooting for the first time is positive.
Make Safety a Priority
Safety is crucial when shooting. You need to do everything you can to help prevent an accident.
You should start by teaching the basics of gun safety. However, you must also follow these. The basic rules to follow and teach include the following:
- Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
- Never point the gun at anything you don’t plan to shoot.
- Don’t touch the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
- Know your target and what lies beyond it.
You also need to make sure you both have eye and ear protection when you are shooting.