Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jak67429, Jan 21, 2022.
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.
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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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.
Every new shooter is another vote for our version of “reasonable” gun laws.
.....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.
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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