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Christine Straight


Livingston, TX

Who or what got you into shooting?

I wanted to develop more common interests with my husband, I like the personal challenge of improving my skills and wanted to exercise my Second Amendment rights.

First or favorite gun?

First gun is the .22 pistol and I love shooting it, but was really amazed at my accuracy with the Henry, it's new to me (Valentine's Day present) but I am loving it! 

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?

The EZ-Loader because I was having a hard time loading the clip

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Any range, I don't hunt

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?

So far I have only been shooting with my husband but would love to shoot with other interested women.

I own a gun because:

I think it's important to exercise our Second Amendment rights before we lose them.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?

Chill out

Best gun tip?

I’m still learning, so practice, practice, practice!

Your choice of gun for protection?

So far the .38 Special

Guns or shoes?

Please don't make us choose...