Range report: My Wife's 1st ever time to shoot
Well we went today to the rage and I showed my Wife how to shoot. This was the first time she has ever shot a gun, EVER.
It actually turned in to an all day date. We got my Parents to watch the kids and we went to the range at the Bass Pro Shop, then to lunch and then a movie. AWESOME time, but now she is at work (sucks).
So here's the report. She was a bit nervous at first, and I sort of made her more nervous because I was talking too fast and moving around too fast with the handguns, I was excited and let it get to me.
Once I slowed down and showed her how to load the mags and insert them in to the gun and chamber the first round I went over the rules again.
The fun began. As I stated in another thread I was going to work her up the chain. I borrowed some handguns from my Father In-Law and had my pistol. So we went from a .22 to .380 on to a 9mm and then my .40 (S&W Sigma).
The .22 needs to be oiled, it was hard for me to even pull the action back and we kept having FTE, so I had her loading 1 shot at a time after that to cut down on the frustration. Although it was good for her to learn to clear them, and she learned quickly.
On to the .380, she didn't like it that much. She said she didn't like how the recoil felt.
On to the 9mm, she liked it best so far. Then she shot my .40 and said she liked it the best.
*DISCLAIMER* - many of you were right, I should not have judged what I "thought" she would like.
She started with her target at 5 feet, to make sure she was comfortable with the whole process, but we then sent it to 10 feet and then 20 feet.
At one point I saw her off center and when I asked her what happened she told me she was trying to put the round in the same hole as a .22 shot. OK, so now she is just showing off (I LOVE IT).
Attached are some pics of her and of 2 of her targets. She did so well on her first time out I explained that the 8 ring on th etarget she was shooting is the 5 ring for the CHL target, meaning if she shoots the way she did today she has a great chance to get a perfect score on her proficiency test.
I never knew she could look so sexy holding a pistol and shooting.