This is a discussion on Lessons from new shooters within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I originally posted this as a reply to another thread, but I thought it might be useful on its own. This is my experience with ...
I originally posted this as a reply to another thread, but I thought it might be useful on its own. This is my experience with taking people shooting pistols who were completely new to them...I would be curious if other people have had similar results.
One thing I am taking from this is that caliber is certainly not the end-all when it comes to ease of use.Originally Posted by GWRedDragon
"Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
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when my sister started shooting all she shot was a PPK clone. she loves rifles and shoots them for fun and sees handguns as nothing more then a tool she can not carry yet.
On another note mom just bought a new gun and loves it Kel-tec PF9
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-James Earl Jones
My wife shoots my XD45 Service better than anything else. And she can barely hold it (small hands).
She's equally good with our 1911 and MkIII 22/45
Every shooter is different. Recoil isn't her issue, it's sympathetic contraction and that seems to be less of an issue with larger grips.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington