Young ladies at the range
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January 19th, 2010 11:35 AM
Sensible flat shoes. I see young ladies in five-inch heels at my range, sliding all over the brass on the floor... And no phones/texting, though nowadays that takes away their camera, which you might want them to have...
January 19th, 2010 12:07 PM
AS ABOVE ++
Originally Posted by SIGguy229
MEET with the "ADULTS 1st & go over your "criteria".
1. ??? what is the Qualification/Certs of Instructors, RSOs etc. ( NRA,BSA,Hunter ED, etc)
2. Do they have experience in working with age group in this type of situation??
3. Not only get permission from the parents about their youth participating & BE SURE to go over the RULES OF CONTACT (touching the student)
4. Be sure to make it clear with the range & clarify "issues' ( like other shooters etc.
5.Be sure that any non participating individuals ( parent, friends etc) are placed in a position, that they can not distract the students)
6. BE SURE ALL "instructors" know "THE RULES OF CONTACT & FOLLOW THEM!!!
Although, the above sounds "intimidating" if you "pre plan" then the experience on the range, for ALL will be GREAT. I know,BEEN doing it for YEARS & I LOVE IT.
March 7th, 2010 12:49 AM
Just like what you tell boys/men, in addition to the fact that shooting is a fine motor control skill like sewing and that they have an intrinsic advantage in shooting, compared to boys/men.
Originally Posted by dan765
Also, like elderly and children, odds are that firearms are of more value to girls/women than boys/men.
Common mistakes I often see in instruction are:
1. inadequate hearing protection
2. starting off with guns that are too small. E.g., shooting a snubbie well is for experts, not novices.
Last edited by johnshia; March 7th, 2010 at 07:35 AM.
March 7th, 2010 12:57 AM
I think many missed the first point... I would make. MUZZLE control, muzzle control, muzzle control... AT ALL TIMES .... don't forget you have a gun in your hand.
2nd, if there are "any" issues.... don't leave their spot, keep gun pointed down range and stay put .... raise their hand... help will come to them. You don't wanting them walking back with a gun saying "this thing won't shoot... watch this ".
Make sure everyone's gun is actually clear before they leave their spot.
Listen to whoever is instructing them. Discussions with fellow shooter, are for after they walk away from shooting.
March 7th, 2010 09:23 AM
March 7th, 2010 09:36 AM
I am sure you have plenty of safety recoemmendations by the look of the posts in this thread. On a little different note, I signed my wife and two of my boys up for a First Shots class. For $50 they were taught the basics of safely handling a gun, pieces and parts names, how to aim, etc. They even provided them 50 rounds and a range .22. My youngest is 12 and because he took the class he is able to accompany me to the indoor range and shoot with me; 18 without ther class.
Better to have and to hold, than to leave in the nightstand.....
March 7th, 2010 09:57 AM
I agree with all of the other posts and safety should be priority one. However, before they ever fire the weapon they should be exposed to the concepts of eye dominance and proper sight picture.
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