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  • LittleGun

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    I've been a gun owner for less than two months. I've spent lots of time taking classes and practicing at the range. The better I get with my gun skills, the more confidence I have. The confidence is spreading to other parts of my life, including my work life. At work, I am more willing to state my opinion and to challenge something that isn't productive. I feel other changes too. All of them are positive changes. Most of them are difficult to put into words. I'd like to hear from other new shooters who feel similarly.
     

    Texas1911

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    It was a topic we discussed at a meeting with Hays Co. council. The aspect of responsibility in regards to shooting and firearms that trickles over into everyday life.

    It's blissful to know that you can defend yourself from things that go bump in the night. It helps to instill confidence in situations, and learning a new skill and getting better at it is just an overall ego boost.
     

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    I agree. Learning to conquer ones fears, learning something new, and learning to be more self sufficient and confident can really spread to most other areas of one's life. It's like I've always said, education is better than a lack thereof. There are plenty of people that don't like guns, and that's fine if they don't want to. However even for those people I would still recommend at least learning about guns, learning firearms safety, etc so as to help them understand and learn that there's nothing to be afraid of and the only "accidents" are the fault of the user. Conquering one's fears is always good IMO.

    I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you in your pursuit of proficiency with firearms. I really have to commend you man. It just seems you've really jumped head first into this whole thing and are going all the way. Many people get into it reluctantly and never really progress all that much as they are probably afraid to exceed their comfort zone. The desire and persistence for education it seems you have towards this subject is a commendable trait. Keep up the great work! :D
     

    Texas1911

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    I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you in your pursuit of proficiency with firearms. I really have to commend you man. It just seems you've really jumped head first into this whole thing and are going all the way. Many people get into it reluctantly and never really progress all that much as they are probably afraid to exceed their comfort zone. The desire and persistence for education it seems you have towards this subject is a commendable trait. Keep up the great work! :D

    So when's the first date?
     

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    I've been a gun owner for less than two months. I've spent lots of time taking classes and practicing at the range. The better I get with my gun skills, the more confidence I have. The confidence is spreading to other parts of my life, including my work life. At work, I am more willing to state my opinion and to challenge something that isn't productive. I feel other changes too. All of them are positive changes. Most of them are difficult to put into words. I'd like to hear from other new shooters who feel similarly.

    Welcome to the forum LittleGun.

    Im glad gun ownership has had such a positive influence on your life. I think i can relate to all the points you mentioned.
     
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