New shooter report

Late last month Max and Barb had watched part of a USPSA match I participated in. I introduced them to Anette and Charles but had not been able get to the range with them for their own trigger time.

Today I took Barb and her son Max to the range. Max had done some shooting before but not a lot. Barb said she might have shot a gun once when she was about 12 years old but couldn’t remember for certain.

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Max’s previous experience showed. This was with the Ruger Mark II from about 10 feet away.

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This is Barb’s first target. Again with the Ruger Mark II. I would include the picture of her smile but she had her eyes closed.

This was good for a first time shooter. She was having some problems with the follow through and pulling the gun low for a bit and after we got that corrected the group moved up and got a lot tighter.

One of the first things she said after shooting the first target was, “This was more fun that I thought it would be.”

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This is Max with his revolver target. He shot it single action for a couple cylinders then shot it double action. All from about 8 feet away. I was impressed. My little S&W Air-Lite only has a 3″ barrel.

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This is Barb with her revolver target. All single action. Very nice! Excellent for a new shooter.

We left a little early because the people in the next bay were shooting a .44 Magnum. It was a little unpleasant for us.

As we were driving away for lunch Max invoked Markley’s Law over the guy with the .44 Magnum. I gave them the history of Markley’s Law. They had not heard of it before which isn’t at all surprising. They hadn’t heard of Godwin’s Law either so I briefly brought them up to speed on that as well.

The next planned shooting excursion for Max and Barb is a trip to Idaho for a private Boomershoot party on the 20th of this month.