I created a monster

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jak67429, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    My wife’s cousin found out that I own a “Dirty Harry” style M29 and she wants to shoot it. She’s never shot before but she keeps telling me it’s not a problem and keeps asking for me to take her to shoot it. I keep trying to talk her out of it but she won’t budge. I think it’ll turn into a tick talk video that will be used to teach other people what not to do as it bounces off her head. Honestly I’m more worried about her dropping it more then anything else. It’s pristine and I want to keep it that way. If I do take her I’ll sneak in some 44 Special instead of Mag.
  2. .308 Norma

    .308 Norma Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    SE Idaho
    I wouldn't "sneak." I'd just tell her, "I'm loading it with 44 Specials first, so that you can get used to it."
    If she doesn't like that, it's your gun. You don't have to run the risk of her hurting herself or dropping it.;)
  3. Poper

    Poper Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Semi-Free State of Arizona
    I will bet you dollars to donuts that if she bounces that gun's barrel off her forehead, you will be trying to catch it on the first bounce off the floor.
    If'n it was me, (and it is not) I would take a .22 lr handgun and some lightly loaded .44 Special along to the range when taking her to shoot your M29 and let her know that when she can master the .22 lr, then the .44 Special is next. When that is well controled, then MAYBE she can shoot a round or two of .44 mag.

    But then it is your gun. I believe YOU should do what you think is right with your gun and your wife’s cousin.

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2022
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  4. Legionnaire
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    Legionnaire Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Follow up. Got to the range yesterday with my friend from church. We shot a Browning Buckmark, 4-inch Ruger GP100, 2.25-inch SP101, Glock 48, Kahr P9, and a Ruger LCP, in that order. For the revolvers I had plinkers loaded with Trailboss, .38 Special loads with Unique, and full bore .357 magnum loads with 2400. Spent lots of time on fundamentals of grip, sighting, trigger control, etc. Our target was at 8 yards, and by the time we were done, he was grouping pretty well with the Kahr. His faves: the Kahr and the SP101 (with the plinkers and .38 specials). He did NOT like the LCP and fully understood why that tiny concealable pistol is not a good choice for a new shooter.

    Good time. Now have to schedule an outing with his wife.
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  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    May 31, 2008
    Nice job creating a new shooter!

    Every new shooter is another vote for our version of “reasonable” gun laws.
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  6. tactikel

    tactikel Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Northeastern Illinois
    You have passed on shooting appreciation to two that will last for 30-40 years. Congratulations!
  7. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    .....no, you have created a lifetime passion for someone. Kinda what we all try to do with our kids, grand-kids, wife, partner, friends, etc.. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Many times as you have shown, it is done improperly and is a major fail. Sometimes, even when it's done properly, the flame never ignites. Sometimes the embers that lead to ignition are instilled long before the attempt, and all we do is fan them. But we never know til we try......and it works much better when done properly. Kudos to you.
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  8. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    It is known around here that I will take anyone that is legally able, to the range for a learning experience. Always start off with the .22 and get familiar with firearms. Then go to larger boom sticks. Reloading helps in making light loads first. If they want we can progress to the 500 S&W or 500 NE Using full power loads. Most want to see ME shoot them first LOL. Lots of new shooters produced and hopefully all safe ones as that's what I focus on above all. Lets keep up the full court press and defeat the anti's.
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  9. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Green Mountains Vermont
    I'd buy you a drink if I could. Excellent. Good job, hopefully she will be another who joins the cause,and maybe daughter, sons and grandkids.
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