This is kind of a random question but when you buy somebody else a gun is it messed up to go to the range without them and shoot it for the first time? For Christmas my family is buying each other weapons. My dad bought my sister a sweet little pistol, i cant remember what kind she got. Its brand new and he is obsessively field stripping it and actually took it to the range already. She has several pistols already, she knows how it works so its not like shes consulting him to work on it or anything (she would get her boyfriend at her house to help her if a problem popped up) My thoughts: In my mind thats like popping the cherry to a virgin gun, then giving it away and you get the seconds. The gun is almost like new if he shoots it, but its no longer new. Of course shell never know, but whats the point? Why shoot the gun without her their to experience the first fire at all? (Fist fire from the factory that is) His thought: I bought it. I picked out my gun, a Sig 229. im thinking he may do it to mine to, but im really hoping that i can get some good ideas on how to prevent it with this thread. throw me superstitions or something, or if im just being drama then tell me. We got my mom a colt 6920 socom.... he already got into that as well. Your thoughts?