New shooter trained & enjoying her new sport.

New shooter trained & enjoying her new sport.

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    New shooter trained & enjoying her new sport.

    I spent several hours at home and then two hours at the range training my son's new "significant other" in safe firearms handling and shooting. Amazing the things that people have told women about "dangerous & deadly firearms". She was amazed to learn that pistols do not go off all on their own. She was astounded to discover that a 1911 has three safety devices and some models have even more. She was happy to know that a Smith & Wesson revolver will only go 'bang' when the trigger is pulled.
    But mainly, she was pleased to note that she shot a group about 3" in diameter at 25 feet, right in the center of the bullseye. All 50 rounds of .22 rf. Meanwhile, the "Master Blasters" on both sides of us were perforating silouette targets in patterns like 20" in diameter also at 25 feet. She moved on to a .32 ACP Beretta with no problem and then (at her request) two rounds with a .45 1911 with reduced loads.
    She went home a safe and competent beginning shooter AND she had a good time becoming one.

    One more vote for the second amendment, in the bank.


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    Good for you! Keep up the good work!!!
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    You Made a BIG Mistake...

    letting your SO learn about the joys of shooting.
    She will be wanting some of your guns real soon...

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    You're training your Son's SO to shoot? Is this wise? Do you love your son?
    Well anyway welcome from another central Florida type.
    Hope she works out.

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    Always good to hear

    That SO could maybe become (armed) Mrs one day
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    She will be wanting some of you guns real soon...

    I lost a Sig 228 that way. My favorite 9mm was my wife's favorite so then I had to go out and buy another one.

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    Well done, Roger!

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    Never ceases to amaze me how little effort it takes for an anti to switch sides sometimes. They hate 'em until they are either placed into a situation where they need one or they give shooting a fair chance.

    You hear a lot about anti's changing views - but almost never about a pro2a switching sides. Even enthusiats who have accidentally shot themselves...
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    Knowledge is power!

    Way to go!
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    nice thread - thanks.
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    It has been said "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free," and the truth is... shooting safely is fun.
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    Welcome aboard from NE Fla New Shooter. If you haven't already done so, check out .
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    Great news, and welcome from Jax, Fl.
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