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#5586874 - 02/06/15 05:20 PM Daughter wants a pistol.
mudman Offline
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Registered: 09/28/06
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Loc: Bowie, Texas
Haven't posted very much, but need help. Can someone suggest a place where I and a young lady of 30 can go in the DFW area to try shooting different pistols. She has never been interested in shooting of any kind until lately. I gave her a .22 cal Ruger automatic and she doesn't like it. Her husband is a Texas State Trooper, but she wants dear old dad to go shoot and pick out a pistol, I think that's pretty cool. My suggestion is the lady Smith .38 revolver.

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#5586902 - 02/06/15 05:41 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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I got my daughter a S&W Airweight several years ago. It's basically the same gun. Her's shot very well and I was surprised at how soft it shot,being so light. I know the bullet Trap in Plano and Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville both rent a number of handguns if you want to try some different ones out. You might call first to make sure they still do.

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#5586917 - 02/06/15 05:51 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Bullet Trap in Plano has a good selection of pistols that can be rented and fired on their range.

http://www.bullettrapinc.com/
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#5586974 - 02/06/15 06:19 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
mudman Offline
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Registered: 09/28/06
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Loc: Bowie, Texas
Thanks guys, I think we will go there this week. I just got back from Kuwait and getting ready to crash. Bullet Trap sounds like the place.

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#5587076 - 02/06/15 07:22 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Registered: 12/28/14
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Loc: Matagorda County
Originally Posted By: mudman
Haven't posted very much, but need help. Can someone suggest a place where I and a young lady of 30 can go in the DFW area to try shooting different pistols. She has never been interested in shooting of any kind until lately. I gave her a .22 cal Ruger automatic and she doesn't like it. Her husband is a Texas State Trooper, but she wants dear old dad to go shoot and pick out a pistol, I think that's pretty cool. My suggestion is the lady Smith .38 revolver.


Sounds like your on right track Get her really good with Ruger then Go with L smith/or and it will all fall into place..Start small and move up and don't crowd her..Make it fun Balloons /cans/etc...

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#5587092 - 02/06/15 07:31 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: DFW
Lone Star gun gallery in Weatherford has a lot of different guns that you can rent and a nice shooting range.
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#5587107 - 02/06/15 07:41 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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I would skip the Bullet Trap and go to Frisco Gun Club. Its a very nice place with a good selection and state of the art. Same prices if not a lot cheaper on some stuff

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#5587120 - 02/06/15 07:51 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I would skip the Bullet Trap and go to Frisco Gun Club. Its a very nice place with a good selection and state of the art. Same prices if not a lot cheaper on some stuff


This ^^^^

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#5587132 - 02/06/15 08:00 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville is very female friendly, might take a look at them as well.
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#5587247 - 02/06/15 09:23 PM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Registered: 09/24/14
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Loc: Bastrop, Texas
I bought my wife a Ruger LCR and she likes it, funnily enough though when we went shooting everyone (girls and guys) liked shooting my full size SW Sigma over any other pistol I had.
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#5587643 - 02/07/15 08:42 AM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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I'd eventually want her proficient with his Sig and back up weapons too Dad.
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#5587676 - 02/07/15 09:05 AM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
mudman Offline
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Registered: 09/28/06
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Loc: Bowie, Texas
Thanks for the suggestions, I think we will have fun checking out these places. I'm glad she wants to start shooting.

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#5587742 - 02/07/15 09:45 AM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
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Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Frisco Gun Club has half price range fees for women on Wednesday nights.

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#5587784 - 02/07/15 10:18 AM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
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Registered: 10/23/06
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Loc: Hewitt, Texas
The S&W Lady Smith is a perfect choose in my opinion. My wife has one. Easy, simple and safe to operate.
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#5587855 - 02/07/15 11:11 AM Re: Daughter wants a pistol. [Re: mudman]
Chris42 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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What didn't she like about the Ruger?

Hard gun not to like.

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