Took a couple cuties shootin Tuesday...


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joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 04:23 PM
Tuesday was a beautiful day here in Portland, Oregon so we decided to go shootin. Two girls i'm good friends with have always been against me owning guns, carrying a pocket knife, blah blah blah. After much talk, I finally convinced them to go shootin with me and another buddy to see what it's all about. I was a little worried taking three people that have never shot a gun in their lives up to the woods with me but i'm happy to say they followed my instructions and did excellent. The two girls are now buggin me to take em up again. Heidi (in the red) fell in love with my Sig P226 .40 while Alison prefers the AK :D

I'm really really proud of these girls, both swore they wouldn't shoot anything other than the Marlin .22.

Figured I'd share the pics...i'm the white guy

http://www.joeylink.com/albums/album15/IMG_0107.sized.jpg

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joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 04:24 PM
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Kharn
September 23, 2004, 04:27 PM
Second post, first pic.
What stance is that? The Knock-Me-Over-With-A-Feather stance? :neener:

Kharn

Edmond
September 23, 2004, 04:35 PM
You guys are fortunate to have places like that where you can shoot. For me in IL, we have to go to a range.:rolleyes:

I just don't shoot as well in a booth as I would out in the open.

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 04:36 PM
hahaha yeah I think I was loadin a magazine or something. First time I shot a twelve gauge i was twelve and my grandpa (bein the old bastard he was) told me to put my feet together side by side. I'll never forget that, lol.

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 04:41 PM
I really love livin in Oregon, I just wish it didnt rain so damn much...

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 04:41 PM
hahaha yeah I think I was loadin a magazine or something. First time I shot a twelve gauge i was twelve and my grandpa (bein the old bastard he was) told me to put my feet together side by side. I'll never forget that, lol.

444
September 23, 2004, 04:45 PM
I like cuties.
:cool:

BeLikeTrey
September 23, 2004, 05:04 PM
and a nice piece of hardware in her arms.

DROOOOOOOOOOOL....

Bartholomew Roberts
September 23, 2004, 05:12 PM
Good work on introducing some people to firearms. If nothing else, that is two more people who won't get their information solely from a heavily biased media.

sendec
September 23, 2004, 05:14 PM
That third shot, she does'nt have her thumb wrapped around the tang, does she?:what:

MP5
September 23, 2004, 05:24 PM
Cool, but I'd recommend getting eye protection on both cuties to avoid injuries and get them started out right.

Ultima-Ratio
September 23, 2004, 05:24 PM
Hello,
I have a question that others may well have also, you're firing over a fence no? Who's the owner that installed the fence and is the property posted?

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 05:28 PM
Here's a better pic...


http://www.joeylink.com/albums/album15/IMG_0110.jpg

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 05:30 PM
It's private property, and we have permission to shoot there.

I forgot the eye protection :(

MP5
September 23, 2004, 05:31 PM
I forgot the eye protection

I'm a bit paranoid about that since I have to shoot in indoor ranges and get beaned in the face and head by ricocheting casings all the time :)

Deavis
September 23, 2004, 05:57 PM
What stance is that? The Knock-Me-Over-With-A-Feather stance?

Every girl (~10) I have ever taken shooting for the first time stand like that. One of my bestfriends I took was shaking so bad that she almost dropped my HK USP before she had even pulled the trigger! By the end of the day, she had mooched one TX CHL man target I always have with me, shot it up, and then posted it on her dorm door with a warning, "Don't mess with me, I shoot low" You can imagine where most of the shots went!

Kudos on taking them shooting!

joey93turbo
September 23, 2004, 09:13 PM
yeah they were WAY nervous at first, but once they learned a bit about em they did great.

chetrogers
September 24, 2004, 03:19 AM
I live in Oregon and the only place i shoot at is In the MT hood forest "Legal to shoot there" But deer hunters are out im i really dont wanna piss them off.I really need to join a club or something.At least i think its bow season.

SAG0282
September 24, 2004, 04:27 AM
Very cool......I always enjoy taking girls out shooting for the first time. They virtually always pick it up quicker then the guys I take out.........familiar screen name BTW. I'm "WAZX3DRVR" on Importmix. :) Good to see you on here......
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid84/p6d57d89aee7e7923a7ea0998aea558a9/facd6811.jpg

BluesBear
September 24, 2004, 07:31 AM
Kudos to you Joey for taking the time to introduce new people to the joys of responsibly blowing the s**t out of stuff. ;)

What stance is that? The Knock-Me-Over-With-A-Feather stance? It seems that that's the universal women and small children's stance.
Feet together, arms way out in front, cheek as far back on stock as possible with spine arched backwards.

But how come no one was the "Charlie's Angels" Stance?
That's when you hold the gun in one hand while the other hand executes a death grip on the other arm about three inches above the wrist.
Works best with the .454 Casull. :evil:


Ultima-Ratio,
That's not a fence, that's the standard "Logging Road" gate that we have everywhere up here.

I always keep several pairs of 99¢ sunglasses, usually in yellow or pink in my outdoor shooting kit. I consider them to be disposable. They're not great but they're better than nothing if you meet someone out shooting and they don't have any protection of their own.
A local pawn shop has disposable foam earplugs for 99¢ and I keep several pairs of those in my main shooting box.

Greg L
September 24, 2004, 10:03 AM
Looks like a fun time. Next time though you may want to move to the other side of the gate. If one of them had done an unintentional double tap into the top rail of the gate it could have gotten ugly in a hurry :what: .

Skunkabilly
September 24, 2004, 12:37 PM
Dude.

Eye surgery sucks. Oakleys are cool.

Eye protection is a win-win.

71Commander
September 24, 2004, 02:09 PM
And ear muffs or plugs.

dav
September 24, 2004, 02:59 PM
I think it is very appropriate that you were shooting at the 2A gate

I wanna take some cuties shooting, too!

mustanger98
September 24, 2004, 03:48 PM
But how come no one was the "Charlie's Angels" Stance?
That's when you hold the gun in one hand while the other hand executes a death grip on the other arm about three inches above the wrist.:evil:

The one they call a "High Sabrina" after Kate Jackson's character?:rolleyes:

I saw a few episodes a few years ago when they were on TVLand.:scrutiny: Not only do they not know how to shoot, they don't know how to fight either.:uhoh: They don't know the USMC rules of gunfighting, i.e., bring a gun, brings friends with guns, etc. etc.

joey93turbo
September 24, 2004, 03:58 PM
Hey what's up WAZX3DRVR? I was sure I'd find you on one of these gun boards. I still owe ya a beer for making all them importmix kids look stupid when it comes to gun ownership and politics.

So Heidi tells me yesterday that for Christmas she wants a gun. Any recommendations for a first gun? She says she wants a pistol and i'm not going to argue with her, you guys know how women are. I was thinkin maybe a makarov or something else under $100.

SAG0282
September 25, 2004, 01:31 AM
Sounds good Joey.....I'd love to get together next time you're in WA.:)

Look me up if you have time when you're up here next.

BeLikeTrey
September 25, 2004, 09:14 AM
make sure you get the 380 conversion unless she likes a little snap to her pistols. My pa63 was quite nasty when I got it in 9x18. i converted it both for recoil and a "normal" cartridge that has some variety.

and tell her friend she needs to move to SC ;)

mustanger98
September 25, 2004, 01:30 PM
So Heidi tells me yesterday that for Christmas she wants a gun. Any recommendations for a first gun? She says she wants a pistol and i'm not going to argue with her, you guys know how women are. I was thinkin maybe a makarov or something else under $100.

Under $100? :eek: Are you serious? :scrutiny: If somebody gave me a Makarov I'd be insulted. :cuss: In the photo she was shooting your SIG .40- that's a much better pistol and much higher priced. She's smart enough to like and want a gun; you think she won't be able to tell the difference later if not right then?

If we were neighbors, I'd have to introduce her to 1911's. :D

Or, if she's not picky about caliber, there's Ruger 22/45. .22LR semi-auto, 10rd mags (two included with the gun, extras for about $18-20 apeice). I'd advise to get the 5.5" bull barrel and adjustable sights. About $200 in my part of the country. In my experience, it's a good accurate dependable peice and about $.02/rd it's a lot cheaper to shoot than 9x18, 9mm Luger, and .380acp.:D

Average Guy
September 25, 2004, 02:11 PM
First post, third pic, and second post, fourth pic: What IS that stance, and why does it seem to be a (new shooter) female instinct? Straight legs, one foot forward, upper body back as far as it will go...it's counterintuitive. Seems to me that if I'm afraid of being knocked over, I wouldn't position my body to make it easier to get knocked over.

But wait--I'm trying to use logic where females are concerned. My bad. :rolleyes:

Good job, though. You lucky guy, you. :D

joey93turbo
September 25, 2004, 03:56 PM
.380 conversion for the Mak? I've never seen that. I'm actually thinkin I'm gonna get her a Star B/BM 9mm.

I really wish I had more money to spend, and I really really wish I could afford to get her a SIG.

mustanger98
September 25, 2004, 04:14 PM
If you go over to http://www.battlerifles.com and ask around, there some that'll tell you a Star B or B Super is a good shooting peice. They're about like a 1911 except no grip safety. I'd get one myself if I could currently find the price right around my part of the country. SOG did have 'em. Sounded like a good deal for a 9mm and you can find surplus ammo pretty cheap.

Marnoot
September 25, 2004, 04:33 PM
What IS that stance, and why does it seem to be a (new shooter) female instinct?
I too have noticed that every single of one of the 5 or 6 girls I've taken shooting for the first time has adopted that stance. One decided to shoot my M-44 from a crouched stance as equally as "balanced" as the first-time-female standing version; she promptly ended up on her rear in the dirt. I'll have to ask one next time why they're standing like that. :confused:

Average Guy
September 25, 2004, 06:49 PM
Maybe they're trying to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the weapon...

Bob F.
September 25, 2004, 06:59 PM
Don't be bad mouthin' the Mak! Cheap, 100% reliable, accurate and 9x18 a bit hotter than .380. Something like 23 moving parts IIRC. Had a nice East German that I let go for $200. Saw a Bulgie today for $169 at a shop. Check out makarov.com.

Wifey liked the G 27 she handled today:$600. Remington now has a Wally World Value Pack of 9mm HP's. Haven't had a chance to shoot 'em yet, but hardly worth reloading 9mm's now. Star Model B supposed to be a good piece, no personal experience.

Stay safe.
Bob

borderguy
September 26, 2004, 03:52 PM
I've got to agree on the Mak. I have a Russian and EG. Both are great shooters and the recoil won't scare off a novice shooter.

one45auto
September 26, 2004, 04:58 PM
Just out of curiosity, how expensive is the AK to feed? How much is 7.62 anyway, and what quantities do they normally sell it in? I've never own a semi-auto rifle.

Now lever guns, that's another story. :D

Edmond
September 26, 2004, 05:12 PM
If you get the Russian made Wolf ammo, you could get 1000 rounds of 7.62 for less than $80.00 It's a pretty cheap gun to feed. Of course, you'd go through rounds quicker than a handgun but the fun factor makes up for it.

mustanger98
September 26, 2004, 10:08 PM
On Wolf ammo, it's steel cased and laquer coated. I've heard it's the dirtiest burning stuff on the market except maybe Barnaul. But, on the upside, the Russians made/make their ammo so it could be submerged in salt water for six months as still light up. Considering that the Russians chambered the AKs to looser tolerances than US service rifles, the laquer and the excess powder fouling wouldn't seem to be such a problem.

I won't shoot it in my US rifles, but if you have an AK you may as well go for it. Russian rifle, Russian ammo.

Edmond
September 26, 2004, 10:31 PM
I can attest to the Wolf being very dirty. It leaves more metallic residue than you'd like and the smell sucks!

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