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TallPine
August 12, 2006, 05:31 PM
Some friends were visiting us from out of state (although they used to live in MT) and along with them was their eldest son's fiance. Well of course one of the things they like to do out at our place is shoot. Turns out the fiance had never fired a gun before in her life, but she went out back with us and shot the .22 scoped bolt rifle, .22 lever rifle, and the .22 single action revolver.

She did pretty good for her first time, and she said she like the open sighted lever action better than the scoped rifle. Finally we took turns with the revolver, and she hit the cans at least four out of five shots (not sure about the last one).

From later conversation, we learned that she is actually mildly anti-gun, but that didn't keep her from giving it a try. She commented that she did see how it was an interesting skill to pursue.

So I guess it is possible to introduce a new shooter (over eight years old) in Montana - you just have to import them ;)

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Mr Kablammo
August 12, 2006, 06:26 PM
That is good news. Certainly better than the story about the guy who got in a fetal position and started to cry. Anybody else remember that one?

MrZ
August 13, 2006, 12:19 AM
A buddy of mine won a HK USP .45 in a raffle back when they first came out. With his fortunate win, he also won an interest in shooting.

He opted to join me at the range and brought his wife. My buddy is about 6 foot 200, and his wife is 5' 2ish and maybe a buck 30. We talked her into a bit of shooting with my ruger 22/45, and she was AWESOME!!! Never shot a round in her life. After some time on the ruger, we talked her into some low power .45 cal reloads...and she was AWESOME!!!!

She shot better than my buddy ever did.

TallPine
August 13, 2006, 11:55 AM
She shot better than my buddy ever did
yeah ... apparently I'm a better teacher than a shooter ;)

On their way back from their camping trip, maybe will we have time to get some centerfire guns out :)

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