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Hello Mr. and Mrs. Armoredman and others,
I am trying to get the Mrs. to the range with me but she has a fear of guns. I travel all the time and I feel that the Mrs. knowing where the defense weapons are in the house is just as important as her knowing how to use them. I would greatly appreciate any insight into turning her existing fear (although understandable) into a healthy respect for the weapon. Then getting her the practical experience necessary to defend herself when I'm not around.
I suppose this request is somewhat selfish on my part. I wish to subside my greatest fear as well. I can't stand the thought of something horrible happening to her while I'm deployed to the other side of the world.
My initial thoughts are to buy the Mrs. a Sig Mosquito .22LR for familiarization and target practice then moving her into a 2075 RAMI once she has been reasonably acclimated to safe handling and firing. She agrees that she needs to learn but when the time comes to go to the range it simply never comes to fruition.
A woman's feedback and insights here would be most helpful.
Doc Newton, HM1(SW/FMF) USN/USMC