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A Girl and Her Gun: I Give The Best Advice Of Any Blogger

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I Give The Best Advice Of Any Blogger

And here it is...if you want to know about guns, ammo, self defense, legel issues, training or anything involving tongue punching, you should probably not ask me.

My letter to the anti gun folks has brought me a lot of attention and thus a lot of new people coming to the blog, which I love, but I fear it has given people the false idea that I know something about guns.

My blog is 10 months old. Exactly the same amount of time that I have been shooting. I have learned a lot and I am happy to share my experiences with you and tell you what I have learned, but I am new, new, new and I am not qualified to give advice.

If, for whatever reason, you still want to email me or ask me a question here, that is fine. It's great. I truly want to help if I can, but chances are about 99% of the time, I am going to send you to the people that help me.

That letter I wrote was not some idealistic rambling. It has been my reality. I have relied heavily on a small community of gunnies that have followed my journey. They know me. They know my story and they have invested in my healing and growth. They are who I go to, a lot.

You don't have to go back very far in my archives to see the proof. My blog is primarily 3 things. A chronicle of my journey out of a bad situation. A place where I share what I have learned and a place where I ask questions. I ask a lot of questions.

If you have a question about the victim mindset or overcoming a bad guy encounter or what it is like to transition from non gunnie to gun nut, then I am your girl. If you are looking for someone who has access to the smartest, funniest, most supportive people on the planet, then I am your girl. If you are looking for someone to explain to you the what gun takes the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge then I am gonna have to refer you. Well, ok, I know that one, but you get the picture.

I say this not because I am annoyed or upset by the questions. I am not. Its been great talking with you all. I say it because I want you to have the best information you can get and the best thing I can do for you, is to point you in the right direction.

So, ask if you must, but be prepared to be redirected. Thanks so much for coming here to visit with me and to share, it has been a blast. I hope you stick around. I love having you here!

16 Comments:

At January 14, 2012 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Calm Gun said...

Brilliant!

 
At January 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger 45er said...

Some of the smartest words you can say: "I don't know." I'm glad you are drawing people. That's a great thing. Even better is that you have the resources to get them the answers they need. You're a great asset to the community. I'm glad you're willing and able to help.

 
At January 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Pyrotek85 said...

"Some of the smartest words you can say: 'I don't know.'"

This right here. Never stop asking questions, only fools think they know everything. You can't grow otherwise.

 
At January 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Eck! said...

Quote: I have learned a lot and I am happy to share my experiences with you and tell you what I have learned, but I am new, new, new and I am not qualified to give advice.

Jennifer,

That statement is qualification enough. It tells me you know your limits and willingness to learn more. That is a quality that has many names and honesty is one that stands out.

My mentors of the electronics world taught me long ago that "I don't know" is a not a weakness and treat it as a reason to go find out for myself. I learn and I hope what I've learned others can benefit from. To me it's about helping others.

Good on you!

Eck!

 
At January 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

But how do you feel about the Softer-lead Bonded Hollow-points vs. the non-bonded rounds that use a more hard lead alloy?

Of course I kid, but we all bring something to the table. your unique experiences and viewpoints are invaluable to our fight for freedom.

I'm glad you're on our side!

 
At January 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I feel like that should be a blog post of yours in the near future, Weer'd:)

 
At January 14, 2012 at 8:36 PM , Blogger JD said...

Kudos

I'd say more but typing WHO with baby...


(LOL i used "weak hand only" as a typing reference...I need help...)

 
At January 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Rev. Paul said...

It's harder for most folks to admit they don't know, than almost anything else they can say. Good for you.

We're all very proud to have made your acquaintance.

 
At January 15, 2012 at 6:28 AM , Blogger AKgrrrl said...

I'm so glad your here! And you'll always have a place to come if you ever visit Alaska:)

 
At January 15, 2012 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Kirk said...

Been shooting off and on for about a year and a half, but you've probably been to the range more than I have. LOL Still, one of the hardest things for most folks to do is to say "I dunno". But I'd rather hear that than get the wrong information.

 
At January 15, 2012 at 7:21 AM , Blogger MSgt B said...

"I have learned a lot and I am happy to share my experiences with you and tell you what I have learned, but I am new, new, new and I am not qualified to give advice."

Strange, that doesn't seem to stop a lot of other people...Ha Ha

 
At January 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Blogger GunDiva said...

Being able to admit that you don't know what you don't know puts you far ahead of the game. The longer I'm a shooter, the more I learn. People who think they are "experts" or who know it all are dangerous to be around - in any industry.

 
At January 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Critter said...

I can't really speak to a victim's mindset, but, if you're needing the more abstruse points of high speed revolver technique, just drop me a line. :)

 
At January 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Brigid said...

I try and write gun reviews from the viewpoint of someone that's only been shooting pistols a short time, as it's just been a few years. Saying I don't know, is sometimes, the smartest thing to do. If you don't know, and are aware of it, you will go out and learn what you need. Safer. Smarter.

 
At January 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM , Blogger SayUncle said...

I'm sorry. "Tongue punching"?

 
At January 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger 45er said...

Hehe. Unc, you need to stray over to Weer'd's place. I don't know how to describe this so if AGirl will forgive me, here is the link: http://www.weerdworld.com/2012/she-is-queen-awesome/

It is, uh, as described by weird, "crass".

 

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