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    I've come to a few meetings at the Starbucks in Federal Way. Been browsing the site here for several months. Seems like one needs to have thick skin to post something on this forum. I find that rather interesting because all of the people I've met at the OC meet-ups have been real nice.

    So, on Tuesday night at the new indoor shooting range in Federal Way there was an impromptu shooting competition. Moe said the prize would be a box of ammo. Eight people signed up, seven of which were store employees and myself. I came home last night with a free box of .45acp amo.

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    It's easier for us to be buttheads in cyberspace. Face to face we become total wimps. Anyway welcome, and have a bit of thick skin since we can be a little opinionated. Here is a suit for you:
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    well done!

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    Well,,,

    It was a pleasure to meet you and chat you up at the starbucks,,
    and all of us shopping over at the sportsman!
    I havent spent that much time talking with a pretty girl in a while,, it was great!
    Hope to shoot with you someday. I could use some pointers. Congrats on your winning!
    Its funny, Ive read for years that woman, new to shooting are notoriously good at it!
    Of coarse if you say something often enough, it becomes the truth...
    Truth is 8 folks were trying to win some ammo.
    7 of them were trying to out shoot you.
    As Jeff Cooper liked to say,,, there are no second place winners...
    They all came in last!!!
    Proud of you...
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    morning.. what are thoughts on that new range?
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    I couldn't help but laugh when you told me about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CA2373 View Post
    I've come to a few meetings at the Starbucks in Federal Way. Been browsing the site here for several months. Seems like one needs to have thick skin to post something on this forum. I find that rather interesting because all of the people I've met at the OC meet-ups have been real nice.

    So, on Tuesday night at the new indoor shooting range in Federal Way there was an impromptu shooting competition. Moe said the prize would be a box of ammo. Eight people signed up, seven of which were store employees and myself. I came home last night with a free box of .45acp amo.

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    Welcome to the forum Catherine.

    We are not known for holding back and being politically correct. I think though you'll find some of the ruder folks here don't go to many meets, they prefer to hide behind the anonymity of the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    It was a pleasure to meet you and chat you up at the starbucks,,
    and all of us shopping over at the sportsman!
    I havent spent that much time talking with a pretty girl in a while,, it was great!
    Hope to shoot with you someday. I could use some pointers. Congrats on your winning!
    Its funny, Ive read for years that woman, new to shooting are notoriously good at it!
    Of coarse if you say something often enough, it becomes the truth...
    Truth is 8 folks were trying to win some ammo.
    7 of them were trying to out shoot you.
    As Jeff Cooper liked to say,,, there are no second place winners...
    They all came in last!!!
    Proud of you...
    A friend of mine who use to shoot with the IHSMA told me it was an ego thing.
    Men are harder to teach because we seem to believe we know it all. Women are willing to listen and learn.
    When he had his XP100 chambered in 30-30AI he would get people asking him questions about that handgun and he would let people fire off a shot or two. He said that the women could normally hit what they were aiming at simply because they were following his instructions.
    The men wanted to try firing his .444 Marlin pistol. Most would flinch and miss at the 100 yard target.
    He can out group most rifles at 100 yards using his handguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilead_Gunslinger View Post
    morning.. what are thoughts on that new range?
    I like it. Women shoot for half price Tuesdays between 5 and 8pm so I'm excited about that.

    One thing to remember is to make sure your pants are pulled up when you bend over to pick up your brass so you don't show plumber button on the cctv feed out in the lobby! I get the feeling though that they don't like you recovering your spent brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA2373 View Post
    I like it. Women shoot for half price Tuesdays between 5 and 8pm so I'm excited about that.

    One thing to remember is to make sure your pants are pulled up when you bend over to pick up your brass so you don't show plumber button on the cctv feed out in the lobby! I get the feeling though that they don't like you recovering your spent brass.
    I don't care to pay for a range, I like the woods. But the major indoor range here in Spokane has a line drawn on the floor at your shooting station. Any brass downrange of the line is theirs, you can pick up anything on the shooters side of the line. Maybe your indoor range has a similar policy? I'd just keep collecting it untill told otherwise..

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    It very easily could be an ego thing...12 year old granddaughter...graduated her to her grandmother's High Standard Trophy, first time with the pistol, or any pistol for that matter, and she shot a 47 (out of 50) first shot was in the 8 ring, second in the 9 ring, the last three were all in the black. @25'

    Moved on a bit later to my silouettes (same pistol, different barrel and slide) and she woop me sound...Oh well, what can I say, I've been shooting for almost 60 years, she had been pistol shooting for almost 60 minutes.

    She's 14 now, still woops up on me when we shoot up here. (I shoot at my own range here on our property). Then she did the same with a bow and arrow...arg!

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    When I lived in Kalifornia my daughter was 12 and shot trap and skeet with me quit a bit. One day there was a new member at the club and was not happy to see a "kid" there shooting on the same squad that he was on. After she out shot him three times in a row he went to the range officer and demanded that she not be able to shoot because she was so young. He did not know she had been shooting at the gun club for about 2 years at that point and was well liked. He got asked to leave and not come back. Personally I love to see women shoot, shooting well is even better. I love to see women and kids involved in the shooting sports, I do hate to lose to them but then again I hate to loose to anyone. The more women and kids the better I say. Kick their butt Catherine, it was good meeting you at Jim's a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA2373 View Post
    I've come to a few meetings at the Starbucks in Federal Way. Been browsing the site here for several months. Seems like one needs to have thick skin to post something on this forum. I find that rather interesting because all of the people I've met at the OC meet-ups have been real nice.

    So, on Tuesday night at the new indoor shooting range in Federal Way there was an impromptu shooting competition. Moe said the prize would be a box of ammo. Eight people signed up, seven of which were store employees and myself. I came home last night with a free box of .45acp amo.

    Catherine
    Good shooting. The others have a point about women shooters. My wife's a very good shot with her revolver. In fact she even shows off with it sometimes.

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    Rubbing it in a little!

    So I stopped in at said gun store/shooting range and bought some competition targets and passed them out to the employees that I out shot on Tuesday. Moe and another guy who I handed the targets to were behind the counter helping other customers and had to stop to explain to them why it was that I was handing them a target. So everyone in the store at the time got to hear about how they all lost and started coming up with excuses etc... At any rate I've been asked if I was coming again this next Tuesday night for a rematch. I've said I was coming. Now if I don't win the next competition I'm never going to hear the end of it! So anyone want to come to Federal Way Discount Guns at 5:00pm and join in the competition? I'd rather loose to someone who is NOT an employee of that store! I don't plan on loosing but I only one by one point so it's going to be close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA2373 View Post
    So I stopped in at said gun store/shooting range and bought some competition targets and passed them out to the employees that I out shot on Tuesday. Moe and another guy who I handed the targets to were behind the counter helping other customers and had to stop to explain to them why it was that I was handing them a target. So everyone in the store at the time got to hear about how they all lost and started coming up with excuses etc... At any rate I've been asked if I was coming again this next Tuesday night for a rematch. I've said I was coming. Now if I don't win the next competition I'm never going to hear the end of it! So anyone want to come to Federal Way Discount Guns at 5:00pm and join in the competition? I'd rather loose to someone who is NOT an employee of that store! I don't plan on loosing but I only one by one point so it's going to be close.
    Well good luck. And Welcome to OCDO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CA2373 View Post
    So I stopped in at said gun store/shooting range and bought some competition targets and passed them out to the employees that I out shot on Tuesday. Moe and another guy who I handed the targets to were behind the counter helping other customers and had to stop to explain to them why it was that I was handing them a target. So everyone in the store at the time got to hear about how they all lost and started coming up with excuses etc... At any rate I've been asked if I was coming again this next Tuesday night for a rematch. I've said I was coming. Now if I don't win the next competition I'm never going to hear the end of it! So anyone want to come to Federal Way Discount Guns at 5:00pm and join in the competition? I'd rather loose to someone who is NOT an employee of that store! I don't plan on loosing but I only one by one point so it's going to be close.
    What is the price? How many rounds will I need to bring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    What is the price? How many rounds will I need to bring?
    http://www.federalwaydiscountguns.com/Membership

    this should answer your question on range fees. As far as ammo, bring as much as you want to shoot. I'd suggest at least 50 rounds of something.

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    "A closed mouth gathers no foot."

    Just thought that might be fitting in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayd1981 View Post
    "A closed mouth gathers no foot."

    Just thought that might be fitting in this thread.
    Provided the foot was not in mouth prior to closing !!


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    Catherine... Very cool! I hope to hear some good news or at least you gave them a run for their money...

    How long have you been shooting?

    What kind of competition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldkim View Post
    Catherine... Very cool! I hope to hear some good news or at least you gave them a run for their money...

    How long have you been shooting?

    What kind of competition?
    Well, I went shooting again today and expected a rematch but sadly no one showed up so. Moe wasn't there so there was no competition. The competition we had last week was an informal impromptu event initiated by Moe (the store manager or owner. I'm not sure which.)

    I did quite well tonight shooting. I had 2" groups with my .45 at seven yards or so.

    I grew up with guns in the house and learned to shoot at an early age. I haven't shot much until recently and even now it's not that much. Maybe a few times a month. It's too expensive to shoot the .45. I like .22's they are fun and cheap to shoot. I'm not that big on guns. They are nice and all and I have a few but I could live with out them. My hobbies tend to change every couple of years.

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    Very cool. Oh by the way Moe is the owner.

    Well if you are a little more adventurist and competitive... Try IDPA and/or FunSteel.

    www.shootonthemove.org/funsteel
    There's a match this Saturday at Renton Fish and Game (rfgc.org)

    And an IDPA match the 3rd Saturday (so that's next Saturday) at Renton Fish and Game Club.

    And if you don't feel comfortable jumping in.... I can send you info on how to get started... PM me and I'll give you more info.
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