Taking the Father-in-Law to the Range with pics

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    Taking the Father-in-Law to the Range with pics

    Over the Holidays I took my Canadian Father-in-Law to the Range. He likes to go whenever my in-Laws come down to visit. I had to post some pics of him shooting my SSA in .45 Colt.



    As You can tell the recoil caught him by surprise.


    I also included some more of my shooting just becuase I am vain





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    whew!....I was expecting something else when I read the title of the thread!

    Great pics...expecially of your FIL standing flatfooted with your .45 Colt. How does he like exercising some freedom?

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    Darryl, it's a good thing your SSA is .45 and not .44mag! Looks like a good time was had by all. Are you going to the gun show in B'ham Saturday? If so I'll see you there.
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    Sig,
    He really enjoys shooting, especailly my M-1 carbine. We always make a range trip down here when they come.


    He had just got through shooting my Ruger Gov't Model MkII in .22. I don't think he was expecting the jump in recoil to go with the jump in caliber. I was taking the picture and thought that it might go flying out of his hand. He did much better on the rest of them.

    George,
    Sorry I won't be able to make it, even though I need to get some more parts for my AR and more ammo. The State is sending me to California at the end of the month and I need money for that until I get reimbursed.

    What personal protection does anyone recommend that I carry? I will be in Palm Springs for a week and I'm flying there. Any ideals would be helpful.
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    Nice action shot....I bet your father-in-law was better prepared to handle the recoil after shooting the SAA for the first time.
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    Nice to see a Canadian exercising some good old American freedom!

    How often does he get to come down to visit and when he does, does he ask to go to the range?
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    pgrass, have you tried not tea-cupping the gun? I used to do that before I took a basic skills course from the NRA and they said that was a no-no (don't remember why)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT-111 View Post
    Nice to see a Canadian exercising some good old American freedom!

    How often does he get to come down to visit and when he does, does he ask to go to the range?
    My in Laws come down about twice a year, and we go to the range everytime. It is usally my Wife her Dad and me. Her Mom and brother won't touch a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrequited View Post
    pgrass, have you tried not tea-cupping the gun? I used to do that before I took a basic skills course from the NRA and they said that was a no-no (don't remember why)...
    Teacupping decreases stability.

    It is something I don't do on my pistols with bigger grips, but can not break myself from doing on my snubbie.

    I usually practice firing one handed from retention with it, but whenever I go both hands arms out, you see my grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
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    George,
    Sorry I won't be able to make it, even though I need to get some more parts for my AR and more ammo. The State is sending me to California at the end of the month and I need money for that until I get reimbursed.

    What personal protection does anyone recommend that I carry? I will be in Palm Springs for a week and I'm flying there. Any ideals would be helpful.
    Darryl, look at this thread Self defense items that look like something else?. Army Cop got some very good suggestions.
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    I love that pic of your father n law shooting the 45, you can almost read his mind Oh .........!!!!!
    Glad to see you spending quality time with the in laws.
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    Please please please wear proper eye protection when shooting. It only takes one event to be blind for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShackleMeNot View Post
    Please please please wear proper eye protection when shooting. It only takes one event to be blind for life.
    Your right, I just Noticed that my FIL is not wearing his glasses!

    Thanks

    I guess I am to lax.

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    I actuallly like shooting with my father-in-law. I also got him to get his carry permit and traded him his first carry gun that he shot a perfect score with during qualification!
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    Nice Pics...

    The family that shoots together...stays together...
    Looks like a nice new range!

    One Note...I belong to a private range, and of the many other ranges I have shot at...not one had the weapons on a table 'behind' the shooters...weapons 'should not' be pointing at the shooters...Rule # ?

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