Well me and sweetie have been talking for a few years about getting her, her very own pistol. Other needs and bills have kept us from making it a reality until yesterday. We actually started the adventure at the begining of Dec. We had some free time and I had taken her shopping,I was out of .22 bullets so I pulled into one of the local gun stores to stock up. It was nt too busy so I decided to get her looking at some pistols. She looked at some autos and a couple of revolvers. She spent about 30 minutes handling them and we left. On the way back home we started talking about what she liked and didnt like. After several days of on and off discussion I told her to go online and apply for a pistol permit (NC LAW requires that a permit be issued by the sheriff in the county that you reside in). She got her permit issued a few days after christmas. I had wanted her to look at a few more pistols before she decided what she wanted to buy. She had already made up her mind, I didnt know that but we had fun on the adventure anyway.
So Dec 31 roles around and we both had the day off, I take her to the original gun store we had stopped at and she bought her first gun ever. She had settled on a Ruger SP101, stainless. She walked right up to the counter and handed the guy her permit and told him "thats the one I want". While she was filling out the paperwork, me and my oldest (6yo) picked her out some hearing protectors and shooting glasses. I walked back to her to see if she wanted anything else and she told me to pick out 2 boxes of 38 special so she could practice.
We drove home and setup some targets. In 10 minute she had went through 50 rounds and started getting the hang of using a pistol. She could keep them all in the black without using sites (5yard distance). I wouldnt let her use the other box of ammo since it was the expensive stuff. So now she is trying to find the best price on practice ammo. She also wants to get some engraving work done to her pistol too.