Such a sweet girl!

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  1. ArizonaTRex

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    My son and I took his best friends 'Lil sister out to the range yesterday to teach her to shoot. He had spoken to her about shooting and got her interested in trying it out. :cool:(he's a good boy)
    We started with the .22's. pistol, revolver and then rifle. Before the first magazine was emptied on the pistol she was hitting the X (15ft)! And was hitting the gong with the 4x scoped 22rifle @ 100meters once she figured the hold over-my son called the shot for her and then she pinged 'em...
    I had sighted it in @25 for her to get used to it-but that was too close!
    After a couple of hundred rounds I asked her if she wanted to try bigger guns-picture little hands clapping. :D
    She didn't like shooting the 9mm Glock, backstrap too rough on her hands, and was not impressed with the 1911 45, but absolutly LOVED the .357 magnum revolver! (full power 158gn loads too)
    Biggest grin and most evil giggle....
    Took both her thumbs to cock it...
    Finally had to stop her before she shot all my 357 ammo-note to self, don't bring all your ammo to the range...
    Grasped the idea of safeties on guns pretty quick too, you and your finger are the first safety, the ones on the guns are just extra!
    Full safety gear too, hat, (not going to have a hot shell drop in her hair first day!) glasses, ear plugs & muffs-learned the 4 rules and listened to my lectures on safe handling.
    Such a sweet girl!

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    You did well yesterday TRex, kudos.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    I just like that grin and laugh when they say "Make my day" and pull the trigger next.:D Good for showing another that firearms can be fun and safe.
     
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    Sounds like you need to pick up some .38 spl for that girl.
     
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    Whitney Houston sang it well:

    Kudos!
     
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    She's going to make some boy very happy one day when she outshoots him!!
     
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    I wish MY woman had her attitude.
     
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    Thats great ,you have made a new firearms monster.
     
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    Excellent.
    Mike
     
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    I find the ladies are not only better "natural" shooters, but better students generally than the men. I think it's because they don't have self-preconceived expert status and don't see the firearm as an extension of their anatomy.
     
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    Very cool, especially with the .357! :)
     
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    The GP100 is my daughters favorite. She shoots .357 out of it better than me.
     
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    good goin. kudos for bringing another into the fold
     
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    They listen a lot better and don't have the whole macho thing. Only some people see that last bit to be true. In 4H, I was seen as an exception when I was still a student by my instructors because I listened.
     
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    +1!
     
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    That's awesome
     
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    My experiences reflect this as well. I don't know if they're better natural shooters, or if they start off better because they listen, and/or aren't afraid of asking for help.

    HA! So, a while back I saw her on TV performing somewhere (maybe music awards?), and I got an idea for an anti-drug commercial.

    Whitney before drugs (maybe a clip from the bodyguard), and Whitney after drugs (that performance).
     
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    Good job! Love to hear stories of young people being introduced properly. Well done!
     
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    Good job!
     
  20. ArizonaTRex

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    Now her Mom is feeling left out so hopefully soon she go to the range and a non-shooter will have a chance to form a real opinion. She is not anti-gun just un-gun....

    I taught her son, since he is my sons best friend and spends a lot of time here, my son and I shoot so I felt it best that he became firearms aware. I spoke to his Mom and she agreed to let me teach him.
    Plus video games give really bad ideas. :mad:
    Now he knows they aren't "toys" and knows how to safely handle one.

    Ditto little sister last weekend.

    Lil' sister was way super excited so she has an open invitation to go back any time. After I stock back up on .357s... :rolleyes:
     
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    My friend, you are a great example of how we as shooters should be! that's how to show our sport off and bring in new shooters. On top of that, its FUN too!

    Mark
     
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    I took my 16 yr old niece shooting last week, she called me twice this week wanting to know when we can go again. She shot my 10-22, my LCP and my XD-40. Wants to shoot my AK-47. Check out the smile!
    This picture was not posed she just nailed my 4 inch steel plate at 15 yds, hence the finger still on the trigger. My bad we had no glasses in the truck.
     

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    You Sir,are a credit to our sport! Keep up the good work, Lightman
     
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    Well done, sir.

    Wish my father-in-law would have done that for his daughter, 9or at least the daughter I married.)
     
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    Great family outing. Bringing another to the sport!
    But I need to ask, Where did you find a range where you are the only ones?
     
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