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November 11, 2008, 05:44 PM
I took another new shooter to the range today ( I average 4-5 per month.) She is a little thing, 5'2" 100 pounds. She was a bit scared about the whole experience, but wanted to learn.

I started, at her home, with a 30-40 minute safety lesson. I showed, with a deprimed case, what basic brass looked looked like. I then showed her a primed case, then a loaded round.

We then went to loading, and unloading ( ONLY wheel guns, easier for a novice to learn on.) We went to stance, and trigger control. I then got out a few wheel guns I have with Crimson Trace lasers, they were a BIG hit.

At the range I gave her ear plugs, AND headgear. We started with a Ruger GP100, then a S&W 64, SP101, S&W 60, and finally a S&W 340PD.

She liked everything but the 340PD. Even though we used the same ammo, 125gr JHP, the 340PD was a bit hard on her hand. I only teach using silouette targets, builds more confidence in a new shooter than a B2 target.

At lunch she said " I thought it would be a lot louder, and kick a lot more, but I really liked hitting the target." That is why I use DOUBLE ear protection, and start the new shooters with the biggest wheel gun I have, slowly working down to the light weights.

PLEASE introduce some new shooters to our sport. Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Thanks!

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Jorg Nysgerrig
November 11, 2008, 05:46 PM
You did more good today for gun owners and the shooting sports than 1,000 internet posts could ever do.

Larry E
November 11, 2008, 05:51 PM
Amen to what Jorg said! If new shooters aren't introduced to shooting by sensible and thoughtful shooters there won't be any in the future.

XavierBreath
November 11, 2008, 06:16 PM
Good on ya Earthling! ;)

preachnhunt
November 11, 2008, 06:20 PM
Good Job!

SoCalShooter
November 11, 2008, 06:22 PM
Great job mate!!

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