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BUGUDY
May 23, 2011, 07:25 PM
Bought my wife a Kel Tec P32 for her birthday,:D which is huge as she always said she had 0 interest in firearms. So we went out to shoot after some explanation of function,and some safety. I set a 2' diameter steel target at 10yds. Loaded with hollow pts. She aims, fires, and hits the target. Great, she is having fun. Next shot, hit, and then screaming," it's hot, it's hot!" :cuss: I take the 32 to secure it, as she is pulling clothes off. What the heck, I think a fragment hit her! She had bibs on and a shirt with a collar. After some dancing, less screaming, she gets down to her undies,:what: and pulls out the spent brass casing. It somehow went down the inside of her shirt, down the small of her back, and in the undies. After realizing she was OK, and see what had happen, we had tears in our eyes. Mine were from laughing, not sure about hers!

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gunnutery
May 23, 2011, 07:43 PM
Wow, I hope for her sake she doesn't read THR:)

infuriatednoodle
May 23, 2011, 07:49 PM
Reminds me of the guy with the automatic AK-47 to the left of me that one time...

northark147
May 23, 2011, 07:50 PM
Common issue for women who handle firearms. Cleavage it seems attracts brass better than a brass catcher.

On another note, I do wonder about the selection of firearms. Did you let your wife try out different handguns and find one that SHE liked the fit and feel of? Or did you and/or your gun dealer just pick the little KelTec because a nice small pistol seemed right for a lady? Any person, ESPECIALLY women or non shooters will enjoy shooting more with a handgun that fits them. I have yet to meet the adult human who found a pocket pistol to be their most comfortable fit. Not really harping just curious. For all I know you may have selected the little mousegun because it was cheap, and worse case scenario if she hated shooting you had yourself a little pistol that was easy to conceal. If she liked shooting you may very well have already been planning on shopping for one more fitted to her. It is unfortunate how many women have been lost to the sport of shooting just because men selected a gun that was just flat uncomfortable to them.

There is a downside to letting the little lady pick her own. My current lady felt around and decided if she was going to own and shoot a pistol then she wanted a SIG. As if she wasn't expensive enough in the first place..lol

northark147
May 23, 2011, 07:52 PM
A good site for women and shooting.

http://www.corneredcat.com/

geekWithA.45
May 23, 2011, 07:59 PM
Ah...the brass dance.

Hearken ye, unto these thine laws:

* Wear always thine eye protectors
* It is better for thine hat's brim to catch brass than thine bum.
* Always wear a relatively tight collar.
* Never tuck your shirt in, let the brass drain.
* Always cinch your belt up tight.
* If the brass still catches in your clothes, grasp it through your clothing with your off hand, holding it away from your body while you carefully finish your string of fire. (Finishing your string of fire is better than wildly waving a gun around, and it makes you look stone cool.)

SlamFire1
May 23, 2011, 08:00 PM
Very funny, but I don't recommend shooting at steel closer than 15 yards. Even so, my gong targets are no closer than 25 yards. I have been cut by lead splatter at an IPSC match, and I think that target was close to 10- 15 yards away from me.

M-Cameron
May 23, 2011, 08:15 PM
skivvies, guns and a birthday.......sounds like one hell of a monday night.

Bullnettles
May 23, 2011, 08:19 PM
I have a scar from a 223 doing an awesome ricochet to the side, up, and down my tucked in shirt. Yeah, you know where it is and I feel for the wife. Glad she had fun beforehand though so it wasn't her FIRST shot.

fallout mike
May 23, 2011, 09:02 PM
Pictures normally help us to give advice.

BUGUDY
May 23, 2011, 09:19 PM
No pics.This will have to be a time when your imagination will have to suffice, and it is a good thing she doesn't read THR. We did have saftey glasses, I picked the KelTec on its reputation and a good deal. Best thing, we are going to shoot tommorrow. I will wait to see what she wears.

armoredman
May 23, 2011, 10:13 PM
Get her a sombrero.

1KPerDay
May 23, 2011, 10:34 PM
Pictures normally help us to give advice.
Nice try. LOL :D

danprkr
May 24, 2011, 08:52 AM
Pictures normally help us to give advice.

Darn, someone beat me to it! Hope you have fun next time.

Sgt_R
May 24, 2011, 10:37 AM
Deja vu. Last year I gave my wife a Kahr PM9 for her birthday. First trip to the range with it, a piece of hot brass went down the front of her shirt. She didn't strip until we got home though. ;)

R

Mal H
May 24, 2011, 10:43 AM
SlamFire1 gives good advice on shooting steel. 10 yards is a far too close for that. Sooner or later she won't be complaining about the hot brass, it'll be about hot copper in the face. Trust me - been there done that.

CoRoMo
May 24, 2011, 11:07 AM
10 yards is the specified distance of many targets in steel challenge. Some... even closer.

http://steelchallenge.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/pendulum.pdf

ZCORR Jay
May 24, 2011, 11:07 AM
Sounds like quite the experience.

Would have been hilarious to watch.

BUGUDY
May 24, 2011, 02:01 PM
To clarify, we were on our own private,property, and she didn't have to strip, as she could reach in the baggy bibs, and so on, to get the brass. I will use another target next time.

Mule
May 24, 2011, 02:23 PM
Luck Lady.

I was on site when a novice shooter dropped a 22lr casing down her bra.

Startled her so bad, she shot herself in the leg.

That was not a good day for any of us.

Best to keep the girls covered up when on the range.

tyeo098
May 24, 2011, 02:46 PM
I remember when I was with my friend at the range for (my) first time. He was shooting is WASR when I had the great idea to catch the brass out of the air.

Yeah. Those things get hot. I still have a hint of the x39 casing burned into the palm.

ny32182
May 24, 2011, 02:49 PM
The key to steel is having it angled correctly (slightly up or down) and not badly pitted/worn out; it is definitely shot at 10 yards and sometimes closer in competition all the time.

mrbro
May 24, 2011, 04:12 PM
Can I come shoot at your house?:D

macadore
May 24, 2011, 07:05 PM
I always have doubts about the pictures of semi-nude women with semi-autos. I can't imaging anyone shooting a semi-auto dressed like that. Too easy to get hot brass on the soft parts. That's a real negative for most folks, especially women.

firemanstrickland
May 24, 2011, 07:28 PM
i hope it hasnt turned her off to shooting, i know how easy it is to discourage a woman shooter who really dooesnt wanna be there anyway

effengee
May 24, 2011, 08:10 PM
A good female friend of mine always wanted to shoot a semi-auto pistol....
She screamed ":cuss: that's hot!" over and over when the first spent shell went yup, you guessed it, right down her shirt.
My reactionary laughter quickly turned to horror as she spun around and pointed the muzzle at one of her, ahem, breasts, as she tried to get the casing out, with her finger on the trigger the whole time! Before I even had the chance to tell her to watch where she pointed the gun. Luckily for all of us, I personally NEVER let a newbie fire more than one round at a time for just this reason. I've had more than one person hit a target and then spin right around and almost muzzle sweep someone.

I have had several types of brass land on me throughout the years.

Worst case?

About age 13 at 4H camp. My best friend had a brand new 10/22. I got at least 6 of the hot brass from a 10 round magazine right down the collar of my shirt as we both layed prone in the lanes.

Also once saw a buddy of mine get one right in the upper lip and boy did it bleed and turn nasty looking... He was holding an SKS on his hip and burp firing it and managed to lean just a little too far forward. Took that spent shell right in the kisser straight from the chamber!

Once and only once I had a bullet come back on me. No joking.
At first I thought I had dropped a live round but when I looked down and found the bullet it really freaked me out to say the least.
Me and two other guys were taking turns shooting a S&W 10mm at an old maple tree. I was loading the other mag behind the line when, PLUNK, something hits my foot. They didn't believe me until I showed them it was powder burned and had the grooves from the bore and a slight ding in the nose. We went to the tree and found a scar where it hit the roots and then arced up along the surface bark. It then had to have went up into the air and back towards us about 30 feet away to land on my foot...
Craziest gun thing I've ever seen.

BHP FAN
May 24, 2011, 08:18 PM
Should have got her a revolver.

Nushif
May 25, 2011, 10:43 AM
I always have doubts about the pictures of semi-nude women with semi-autos. I can't imaging anyone shooting a semi-auto dressed like that. Too easy to get hot brass on the soft parts. That's a real negative for most folks, especially women.

Nope. No doubts. My wife shoots in her tank top constantly. When something falls down into it, she sometimes doesn't even break her string of fire at the poor can while fishing it out.

edit:

Now excuse me. I have to tell her how awesome she is.

Heretic
May 25, 2011, 05:53 PM
My wife likes melted candle wax, so I don't think hot brass is a problem.

macadore
May 25, 2011, 10:04 PM
Now excuse me. I have to tell her how awesome she is.

She is awesome. I sold my first Colt AR15 because it kept throwing hot brass between my shirt collar and my neck. No way that was fun.

macadore
May 25, 2011, 10:05 PM
My wife likes melted candle wax, so I don't think hot brass is a problem.

Does she have a sister?

sniper5
May 25, 2011, 10:08 PM
My spousal unit had a very short learning curve about the hot casing dance. Now baseball cap and t-shirt untucked is almost a uniform for her.

Heretic
May 26, 2011, 10:11 PM
Is shooting naked a possibility. Seems like it would solve some problems.

Huh
On second thought..........................

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