About a month ago I posted a thread about shopping with my kids for an upcoming course they wanted to take. Well my son backed out a couple weeks ago for a trip to Cedar Point. That left me and my oldest daughter. I had a fun but hectic time getting her geared up and some practice in. She's never been into shooting all that much, just a once or twice a year thing.
The 2 day course is run by a local guy and his staff at http://www.lethalweaponstraining.com/handgun-201.html . I've been through it before and thought it would be perfect for her.
Day 1 was pretty brutal on her. It was sunny, hot and humid enough to swim in. Mostly static, postional shooting from 3 to 25 yards. Standing, different kneeling postitions and prone. It rained the night before and the wet hay-like grass made prone not so much fun. She was a trooper. Not a single complaint the entire day. She learned fast and did much better than I thought she would. She also passed out 5 minutes into the ride home.
Day 2 was better....except for the heavy rain most of the morning that turned the pistol range into a small pond. Day 2 was shoot on the move day. I've trained in the rain before but nothing like this. Footing was slick to say the least. Everything was soaked, guns slick, mud everywhere and about as much fun as you can legally have in the rain! Even after the sun came out in the afternoon and turned the range into a sauna, the smile never came off her face. I think I created a monster, she wants more!
Sorry for the long post ladies and gentlemen but I just felt like screaming it to the world how proud this dad is. Yes, that's a pink holster!