- Jennifer - On bringing someone terrified of guns into the "gunnie" fold.
This is an eloquent bit from Jennifer. Every new shooter is different, so tailoring your tactics to each person is essential to having a successful 1st range trip. For many newbies it's a journey that starts with much trepidation, so take it easy, slow if needed, and most importantly, make it FUN. Don't overload them with information.
I look at my mother and am shocked at the difference. A few years ago she was afraid of ammunition. Earlier this year she's telling people how much fun she had shooting guns and she's got an AR-15 on the kitchen counter helping me pull off the handguards.