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Old October 26, 2019, 20:04   #1
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Yes! Finally!

Some of you have met my MRS. Today she said to me "I'd like to learn how to shoot your guns".

Any of you that have met her know how big of a step that was. She was the product of 2 public school teacher parents that both grew up in the SF bay area.

I'm barely holding back now waiting for "Sexy Time" since she's gone to Saturday service at her church.

We had a scare 2 weeks ago where our neighbor across the street caught a guy attempting to break in our place. I have cameras now. This was the impetus for Shawn to come to me and ask for training.

Once again, ya'll don't realize how big of a life event for us this is. I thought it would never come.

Miss you guys! Hopefully come Spring/Summer our positions are filled and everything is back to "normal" at work. This year has been "abbie normal".
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Old October 26, 2019, 22:32   #2
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Awesome brother!
Always nice to have backup in the fray, and to know she can protect herself when alone.

Look forward to seeing you BOTH in June!!
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Old October 27, 2019, 15:21   #3
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Wow. Great news. Sorry it had to come from that type of motivation, but it is WAY better than getting the motivation after something terrible happens.

Did you tell her yet about the giant fun camping and shooting with us? Cuz Oregon FAL Shoot is only 8 months away...
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Old October 27, 2019, 15:31   #4
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Wow. Great news. Sorry it had to come from that type of motivation, but it is WAY better than getting the motivation after something terrible happens.

Did you tell her yet about the giant fun camping and shooting with us? Cuz Oregon FAL Shoot is only 8 months away...
Washington spring shoot is closer than that.
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Old October 27, 2019, 16:27   #5
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Good point!

Mebbe she'll become a regular...
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Old October 28, 2019, 21:55   #6
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Washington spring shoot is closer than that.
Closer in time, farther in miles....

And btw,
Y'all missed a perfect day yesterday at the Brush511 range....

But not the 28 deg. it was last night up there....Holy crap it was cold! 😲
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Old October 28, 2019, 22:00   #7
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Closer in time, farther in miles....
Picky, picky.
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Old October 28, 2019, 22:48   #8
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Closer in time, farther in miles....

And btw,
Y'all missed a perfect day yesterday at the Brush511 range....

But not the 28 deg. it was last night up there....Holy crap it was cold! ��
Piffle.

It was 14* here.....tomorrow night.......






..........6*



Glad that I get to sleep in the house !


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Old October 28, 2019, 23:23   #9
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Piffle.

It was 14* here.....tomorrow night.......






..........6*



Glad that I get to sleep in the house !




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Currently 33* right now. Predicted low 17* tonight, 6* tomorrow night. Wind is blowing 22mph with gusts to 31mph. I think 4X401 got the hell outa Dodge, just in time. Its gonna suck for a couple a three days.
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Currently 33* right now. Predicted low 17* tonight, 6* tomorrow night. Wind is blowing 22mph with gusts to 31mph. I think 4X401 got the hell outa Dodge, just in time. Its gonna suck for a couple a three days.
What did I miss??
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Old October 29, 2019, 19:51   #11
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What did I miss??
Ummm, a beautiful day of shooting....

....and some other schit...
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Gooo team! So happy to hear her change of heart and belief!
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Old November 01, 2019, 16:17   #13
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That is good news. Start with something small like a 22 rifle firing shorts, which helps build confidence. Then you can work your way up to a P80 G19 for each of you.
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Old November 09, 2019, 02:33   #14
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Ugh, work is a pain! Can I just stop doing this shit? So, my wife for many years has been extremely supportive of my extracurricular adventures. She pulled targets in the pits during a "cross the course" NRA match years ago. She would have attended all of our event's out in the boonies except in her words, "I need a shower and a toilet". I'm working on the off road RV situation. She's a trooper.
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Old November 09, 2019, 02:39   #15
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So, I have a Daisy Avanti match grade air rifle. Back when I was shooting with the team...I bought this to practice with. I trained Shawn on shooting with the air rifle and she was really good. She didn't have that aversion to shooting with an air rifle. Now she's willing to step up into a .22
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Ugh, work is a pain! Can I just stop doing this shit? So, my wife for many years has been extremely supportive of my extracurricular adventures. She pulled targets in the pits during a "cross the course" NRA match years ago. She would have attended all of our event's out in the boonies except in her words, "I need a shower and a toilet". I'm working on the off road RV situation. She's a trooper.
I have a shower I would sell you.
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