Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by david58, Sep 13, 2019.
And thanks again for the info re O/Us!
Hopefully you add a shell catcher to the gun for trap. I'll echo George P by saying that generally SA guns are frowned on in trap.
You're half right- semis that toss hulls at the shooter to the right (or left with a LH) are frowned on. Very few Trap shooters frown on the guns themselves. There are a few that do, most of those shoot P guns or K guns, and have bad averages. Most of the the good shooters, no matter which gun they use, aren't that way.
I think you made an excellent choice; make sure that 1100 is regularly cleaned and maintained.
Many ranges expect you to police your empty hulls before leaving the field.
The 1100 should be a good choice though.
Well yeah,100% agreement. I meant the guys who look down on semi autos in general. david58; just get her a shell catcher like the one bearleft linked to, she'll be fine for Trap.
If you can determine when your range is not busy, you can frequently get a field to shoot on by your self or with the wife. Then, you can shoot specific stations and specific targets without interrupting other shooters who want to shoot a normal round.
When my wife was beginning to shoot skeet, we would get a skeet field by our selves. She would concentrate on particular stations and singles or doubles. It was good practice for her without the challenge of shooting with others.
Also, the facility we were using at the time offered lessons. My wife would go off with an instructor on one field while I practiced on a different field. My wife got the basics under her belt faster and with less marital conflict. It was well worth the expense of a couple of personal lessons.
Finally, after my wife was comfortable shooting with me, at first, she would still shoot singles on the skeet field. After a while, she would shoot a proper round of skeet with doubles as she became more comfortable with each station.
You can do the same kind of things with trap. When I first shot clay targets in my youth, the range officer suggested that I stand directly behind the trap house. It made things a bit easier to learn some of the basics and hit the targets. Again, it is helpful if you can shoot at the range when it is not busy and you can have a field to yourselves.
It makes sense, but differs from a place to another. At my club, a shooter shall not touch what has fallen on the ground as it belongs to the club from that point.
Skeet shooters will stay out of the ejection pattern.
Get a coach who works like cfullgraf says, learn one station at a time. He can set the trap machine to throw straightaways and she can start at station 3, then move out to 2 and 4, 1 and 5 to start getting angles. He can start her at skeet station 7 and see straightaways and incomers.
I now own a used Browning Superposed and it's flawless, it has never failed me in 4 years of use.
A decent O/U is not cheap or easy to build, hence they cost $$$.
I'm kinda old and can hold my own with grumpy. But the whole point is to have her happy in the field with a passle of dogs (we do Airedales) and grouse gathering as much of the pattern as possible. Trap/skeet is mostly for learning, via instruction. Additionally, the club we belong to closest to home almost never has a shooter on the range when we go shoot, so disturbing the sensitive is no issue on most days.
We generally get our competitive shooting out of the way with our muzzleloaders, planning to play with our handguns, too. Trap/skeet time would be a means to an end, again, dove/quail/grouse.
When I started my kids shooting at about age 9, I did the same thing; that way we could start on station 7, then 1, and so on.
I’ve had a 20 Ruger Red Label for 25 years and it’s probably had close to 8,000 rounds through it without a glitch. Either I got lucky or you got unlucky but I haven’t met another with issues with theirs.
WOW! The one I found is mint, I can look hard and find two small marks on the stock. They had it priced at $499.99, I paid $469 and tax. Every once in a while I get lucky, far more often I walk away from the deal, glad I didn't this time.
I wonder who prices those things at stores like Cabela's and Gander.
Then I'll add to your list of unhappy RRL owners.
I had the 28 gauge, the one they supposedly got right - they didn't. Ejectors kept slipping over the hulls jamming the gun - 3 trips back to Ruger and they replaced everything; never worked right. It went away. Ruger has tried, and failed, TWICE making shotguns, just not their forte......
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