A Great Day at the Range

A Great Day at the Range

This is a discussion on A Great Day at the Range within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; with my Babie Girl. Actually, my Babie Girl is 12 yr old. I've been working w/ her since she was 6. I used to take ...

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    A Great Day at the Range

    with my Babie Girl. Actually, my Babie Girl is 12 yr old. I've been working w/ her since she was 6. I used to take her to the borrow pit my cousin's family had 'way out yonder'. Took a bag of cheap balloons, blew them up, and anchored them with string buried in the dirt. Used a Ruger 22/45, loaded one single ratshot round, and she got a hit everytime. The positive reinforcement built her confidence as I moved her to real .22rounds, and about this time two years ago to 9mm.

    She's been shooting a box stock g17, and is spooky good with it. At the indoor range today, she placed 50rnds (1, 2, 3 shot strings at a time) into the x-ring, with a grand total of 2 in the 9ring at a little over 25, almost 30 feet. What's so great about this is she is also cross eye dominant, and is not developing the habit closing one eye.
    She also shot my Kimber 5" pistol for the first time. Loved the trigger. Recoil no problem. Got a little tired holding up there after while. She has vowed to get stronger. The blast and muzzle flip were manageable, but she says she likes the 9mm better. I told her we MAY consider a 1911 platform in 9mm at some point. She is now perusing the STI sight in an effort to choose 'her next' pistol.
    Soon as the battery for my wife's camera is charged, I'll post some pics of her and her targets, and pistols.
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    you've trained her well :)

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    Dang that's some good shooting for sure.. Sounds like she's off to a fine start and from the looks of it, she's got the center of mass targeting down pat!
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    Any day at the range is a great day! Any day at the range with your Glock is even better! Keep up the good work both of you! Glock on!

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    Very good enjoy the time with Your Daughter.

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    You're doing a great job with your daughter. Way to go!
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    Babie girl is going to be a strong independant woman who will make you prouder as the years go by.

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    Nice shoot'n Ms TEX


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    Sounds like your making memories. Enjoy your time together. They grow up quick.

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    OUTFRIGGINSTANDING!!!! Your a good father and teaching her well don't think you will have to put a shotgun on the boy she brings home I think she's got it under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Any day at the range is a great day! Any day at the range with your 1911 is even better! Keep up the good work both of you! Glock on!
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    Great shooting!

    Now, you had better post some of your targets around the house so those boys know that her daddy can shoot! She's a cutie pie!
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    Don't those holes in the refrigerator let out the cold?

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    Congrats to the young lady
    My own 12 year old daughter loves to shoot anything she can.
    She started a few months ago, at the local indoor range with Dad's AR-15 and some supervision by us and the RSO. They have since let her move up to firing a few of the handguns, mainly the Ruger MK III .22, a few mags with the Glock 19, and they even brought out a .45 carbine for her to try.
    She's thrilled to shoot anything she can get her hands on, and a darn good shot as well.
    As much as I hate to admit, she even outshot Mom on one occasion, a feat Dad has yet to do.
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