Well thankfully, she was a supporter before hand. Just scared, or nervous that she wouldn't be able to do it. But I'm glad she finally did. Like you said, it could save her life someday.
From having mom be a non-shooter to wanting to go back to the range is a BIG step. Keep working on her...it may just save her life some day.
Congrats on the progress.:congrats:
She always wanted a gun in the house, but wanted to wait until us kids were older. My older sisters all have moved out, have kids and live their lives. I'm the only loser who still lives at home, hahaha. I don't hear CRAP at night. My mom is the one who hears the noises and hears the dogs bark. She's already gone outside the leave the dogs out and saw a guy just standing in our driveway. The dogs chased him off thankfully.
I'm glad she's taking this step. I just hope that if she hears a noise, she's smart enough to grab the gun (if they keep it readily available).
Yes. I was trying to have her overhand grab the slide which worked better for her. She still had trouble, but was able to do it. I told her to just pull back with her left hand and push forward slightly with the right and let go with the left.
Cocking can be difficult, especially the way most people are taught, to pull the slide to the rear. Instead, have her take an overhand grasp of the slide with her left hand and push both hands together, then release the slide to battery.
Yes, thank you :)
Congratulations! Any day at the range is a good day! With mom, I'd say even better. My mom will never be into guns or make it to the range with me. One of those things I've simply accepted in life.
Along with my congratulations to you in the attempt.....I want to give your mom some due time as well. First steps are good! A gun in the house should always be something to think about. That's what makes America.
Haha, she was making fun of herself about her accuracy. I think she did good, I was not one bit disappointed. I think her just taking the step to actually go do it was good enough!
Don't let YOUR expectations hold her back. I think you'll both find what's right in due time. We should never be disappointed in someone else. If we ever feel that way....we need to teach them more. The burden is on us. I'm wishing the both of you the best, and many more trips to the range. I'm thinking you just might come up with the perfect gift for mom this Christmas.
I already asked her if she'd ever buy her own and what she might like. So far a Glock 19 and my Glock 30 is her only experience. She shot my AR-15 and liked it the most, but she'd never consider buying an AR-15, haha. She defiantly likes the 9mm better. It'll be awhile until she'd actually want her own. I think for now, my dad and her will probably share the G19 :)
And my dad learned a lesson as well. Even a Glock will jam when combining cheap ammo and cheap aftermarket mags.
On the other hand I just bought more ammo. That hurt :(