Originally Posted by SingleLiberty24
Am 14 years old and weight 80-90 pounds and I want to shoot a 44. Mag anything I need to know
I've shot .44's for years and hunt deer with a Colt 8" Anaconda. I've a 4" and 6" S&W Mdl 29 in .44. I have a 4 3/4" ( or whatever) flattop Ruger single action revolver. I shoot them all. I've shot a Desert Eagle .50ae quite a lot. I practice trigger control with small calibre finely triggered guns.
Shoot the .44.
Lets assume you shoot right handed.
Hold the revolver solidly without squeezing hard with your right hand high on the grip. Keep you first finger straight, put your thumb down towards your middle finger.
Place your left hand over your right hand with your left index finger over your right middle finger and the other fingers on down. If you have hands larger than the grip, use your left pinkie under the butt of the revolver. It does help. Solidly place your left thumb over your right thumb pointing down.
You'll use the left thumb to cock the revolver which means you don't have to change your grip. Try this hold this way and that until its comfortable. This is the best grip I know to shoot a double action revolver in single or double action.
At the range with your left foot slightly forward, grip the revolver bring it up, wrap your off hand around. Push with your right arm, drop the left elbow and pull backwards. Cock the revolver. Front sight on target, squeeze.
Double action: same, front sight on target, pull through the trigger as quickly or slowly as you need. Just don't stop pulling the trigger until the fire.
To begin, I'd just let the gun recoil without trying to hold it down during recoil. The bullet will be out of the barrel before the recoil moves the point of aim. As you get more proficient, you'll want to hold harder and down for second shots. Just hold onto the revolver and let it kick up. It isn't particularly punishing if you follow the recoil with your hands.
Stopping the trigger pull at one or two points in the travel is called "staging the trigger." I should getta bunch a crap from folks that like to stage triggers.
One thing I've done with more than one weapon is to shoot several rounds at a small target like a 55 gallon drum at ten steps just to alleviate any qualms I had about the gun.
Luck with it.
Relax, front sight, squeeze, enjoy.