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Cousin Shooting my Remington Model 1858: She did a good job.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Sharpie443, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. Sharpie443

    Sharpie443 Member

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    She has shot guns before but mostly .22lr's. I happened to have my Remington with me when i came over for Easter and she gave it a shot. Her past experience with revolvers is not good. The Army ROTC guys had her shoot a .44 mag along with other ROTC girls. One of the girls that was with her got busted in the face with it. I hope I changed her mind about revolvers a little.

    Still don't know why I caped all the cylinders when i knew that one was empty. :banghead:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgY87OqTZEY
     
  2. ultradoc

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    Nice vid. Wish there was a vid of them shooting the 44mag!!
     
  3. Voodoochile

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    I'm glad you took the time with your cousin to have her shooting your C&B Revolver, she looked like she had a great time.

    My only thing that I would suggest though is to teach her not to put her hand in front of the cylinder like she did, safety is the reason for my comment.
     
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    Erick,

    You should instruct Morgan to keep her hands away from the front end of the cylinder when handling a loaded C&B revolver, especially if it is capped and cocked. She could loose fingers if it should go off.
     
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    It made me wince every time she put her hand in front of the cyl. with the hammer back! I'm surprised you didn't explain to her why that isn't a good idea!!

    DM
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Improper instructions can lead to a mishap (gun to the face, lead in fingers, burnt fingers or, a sorely bruised shoulder) with the end result being a lifelong dislike of firearms. We lose a potential ally.
     
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    cute cousin

    I agree with junkman,she almost became a non shooter with bad memories,you should have told the little lady how to hold the revolver and what could happen if she wasn't careful.:eek:
     
  8. Sharpie443

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    Well she kind of did it before i had a chance to tell her that. It wasn't a big deal an one got hurt. If she wants to shoot it again I'll tell her that.
     
  9. hang fire

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    :cuss: Good grief, that video gave me cold shivers. WTH were you letting a novice like her playing around and grasping a cocked and loaded revolver by the frame and front of the cylinder, not once but several times? Also, no safety glasses or goggles?

    This video should be posted as a "HOW NOT TO".
     
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    There is a lot of detail in showing a novice the skill of shooting and a few more details when showing a novice how to shoot a cap and ball revolver. We were all lucky and learned from your mistake. Thank you.
     
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    And, she complained about it being "loud". Yep, not much right in the way of safe handling of firearms in this one.
     
  12. HGM22

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    Glad she had fun. As others have said eyes, ears, and instruction to keep hand clear on all revolvers. This is one reason that for new shooters I like to be within arm's reach of the firearm. I also give the new shooter my 100% attention and don't distract myself by trying to shoot a different gun while the newbie is shooting.
     
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    Ditto the concern about absence of safety glasses...couldn't tell for sure if she had ear plugs in, so I gave the benefit of the doubt.

    But, geez what a lovely young lady...no need to risk those beautiful eyes!!

    ...and she should have been wearing them even if she was ugly....
     
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    It's good to take women shooting! Next person I'm taking shooting will be a girl. My friend wants to try shooting, once I get some stuff done I'll take her out to the range Saturday to make some smoke and holes in stuff. I figure I'll bring my New model Army and some .22s, maybe my shotgun if I get another box of shells in time.

    Levi
     
  15. andrewstorm

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    what we have here is failure to communicate

    sharpie443"
    You missed the point and the NO, first rule of shooting ,safety,please employ common sense next time, Eyes,ears,backdrop,bystanders,and cylinder or port gases.If she is under 18 and hurt,some states could charge you with reckless endangerment. .:eek:o k sharpie all is forgiven.......just dont let it happen again...LOL........:D
     
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