Great to hear it went well.
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Took my wife and her cousin shooting today and they loved it. Wife is from Korea and had never even seen a firearm, so she thought I was a little crazy for owning a ton of guns.
Had a little Taurus PT-22 that I had owned since 1994 (my first handgun) and outfitted it with pink grips, and pink case, and pink ear muffs and glasses (wife likes everything pink). That got her wanting to go to the local gun range that I haunt because she wanted to try out her little .22.
The first gun they got to fire was my trusty old S&W Model 10 with 4" heavy barrel. It was one of the Bud's Model 10s from Australia. I brought along a ton of "powder puff" wadcutter loads and after a safety briefing, wifey and her cousin were firing away at targets. I stepped them up to normal .38 special loads without problem. They did just fine and really liked it. They shot the Model 10, a Model 36 flat latch Chief's Special, and the Taurus .22. They both liked the Model 10 the best. I kinda knew that they would because I remember wishing that the Model 10 had been my first gun. It's just a peach to shoot.
Anyway, here are some pics. Both plan to eventually get their CC license and carry. In total, my wife and her cousin add to a total of 5 new shooters that I've introduced to responsible handgun shooting.
BTW, my wife's first carry gun will be a S&W Model 36 Chief's Special flat latch made in about 1962. Cooool.
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Last edited by lowercase; July 4th, 2012 at 03:40 AM.
My friend back east who does pistol permit classes has held women-only classes, offers a range of handguns for newbies to try. He said the women never dwell on the .22s very long, they all seem to like the thump of the .38 and the .357!
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Good job on introducing wifey to firearms...you've just strengthened your HD, too!
You have started your wife and her cousin on a 'no return' trip down firearms lane...could cost you big bucks.
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But, whatever it takes, I guess.
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Congrats, you not only got a new range partner, you got an excuse to buy more guns.
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Just wait until the first time she out shoots you!
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Glad to see it,another one on our side.
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Aren't you glad you found a wife who is open to this sort of activity, and not some close-minded closet anti?
Good for you on taking them to the range and broadening their horizons
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Nice work. Always great to introduce new people to the shooting sports.