Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 5.59.54 PMI have a teenage daughter, and she is a pretty cool girl. Today, I was cleaning my XD 45, and she sat down and asked me to teach her how how to clean a gun too. So, we sat there together, talking, detailing the gun, and agreeing we both like the smell of Hoppe’s No. 9. When we were finished, I taught her how to field strip the gun and she did it a few times as well. We talked about everything from gun safety to colleges to boys. It was a great day. This is the side of guns and firearms instruction that is not discussed very often, how the hobby brings people together. If every single person who loves their guns and believes in the 2nd Amendment teaches one person to use, respect, and care for a gun – the number of gun owners could double.  I am thankful for the day I had, for my daughter, for the time we have left before she is off to college, and that she seems to have an affinity towards guns too!



4 Replies to “Cleaning My Gun, With My Daughter”

  1. I’m jealous. That’s all I can say. I have no kids of my own, and the girlfriend is from your neck of the woods and though she likes the “comfort” of me carrying, has no desire to learn anything about them.

    1. Warren – it was rather surprising today when my daughter sat down to help. I have not pushed her to do anything she doesn’t want to do, so this made my day. Maybe one day it will strike your girlfriend too – who knows. (I hope so!)

  2. I did the same with my daughters… And I’m thinking she’s paying attention to what is going on, and wants to learn! Next step is the range, and some training for her!

  3. Very cool. My little lady has shown more interest during the last year and she is only getting ready to turn 10. Education of our youth is the key to a better future. Thanks for sharing.

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