I think this'll fit here as well as elsewhere. But you gotta promise not to laugh, as one pic is me shooting, well - posing as if shooting to be exact! Darn it - I look stupid in my shorts! :biggrin:
The deal was, if I post Beth's pics then I have to show mine - shucks, it's embarrassing :wink: Please note - part of my odd stance is, what works, mixed with a left elbow that will not straighten.
So - took Beth, your CCM cover girl, for first range visit this afternoon - late - which is why shadows so long. I also because of light direction used a side berm and set up a simple portable target. Since a few days ago she can quote the four rules perfectly and acknowledges their meaning. We did quite a bit of basic prep'ing before going - handling of revo and semi - operations of same, safety checks etc, etc ... she learns fast.
We started off easily with my pre K22 - an easy .22 revo tho, not the easiest of iron sights - but a good beginning and helped to get concentration on sight picture as well as trigger discipline. Followed that with more 22's thru 22/45 with red dot - that was popular, with such easy sighting - got something like a group!
Moved on then to Bersa Thunder - she liked the feel of that and actually managed it quite well considering so new to the platform. Needless to say, the .380 was much more noisy and some recoil but she handled that well. She did find tho loading a mag difficult because of overcoming the mag spring on last three rounds.
Finally we tried the SP-101 with 38 spl loads. That was a bit of a culture shock but again, handled well without being phased - just a tendency to some flinch which she recognized. Soon have that licked.
So - all in all a truly great first session, with much grinning! This kid has great potential and is such a good student - we'll be going for session #2 as soon as we can fix it - maybe a week or so.
Just to finish off - shoved 20 rounds in AK mag and bust a few small rocks! Beth had a coupla shots and - the grin got wider :smile: No real problem with recoil, which is after all not bad but - with her small 95# frame still not the easiest thing for a novice. The grin said it all tho with the word ''cool''!! LOL.
We also discussed a lot re awareness, avoidance of situations and, the fact that it won't be long now before she can have her own handgun and get her CCW. That will be good as I would feel more at ease when she has some means of defence - she drives a lot to college and work - and not always at best times of day.
So far the most ideal potential carry piece for her would seem to be the Bersa - but over time we'll see what she manages. Oh and I did notice she tends to lean back a bit too much with her stance - we are working on that.
Sorry to be long - this is a sorta ''Tangle length'' post eh :biggrin: