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Old 03-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #11
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The DVD, " A woman's Guide to Firearms " is a great 1 hour introduction . The NRA used to offer it for sale .
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Have them view this video several times at their leasure days prior to going to the range and then again the morning of the range.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COvFyw-6Fqs&feature=player_embedded#!
This is by Barry Laws
Great video.! I've never been to a crowded range other than the military .
Have taught many to shoot and safety is always No. 1 as it should be..!
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The DVD, " A woman's Guide to Firearms " is a great 1 hour introduction . The NRA used to offer it for sale .
This is the cheapest place I could find it

http://www.champchoice.com/prod-WOMAN_S_GUIDE_TO_FIREARMS_VIDEO__DVD_-2730.aspx?
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I posted a few weeks ago about my friend that passed away. He was a gun guy too. But his health was so bad that we only got to go to range together once. But we would sit around and show each other our guns. Anyway, his widow is a close friend of my wife. She has asked us to take her out with her 17 year old daughter to teach them to shoot. Her husband wanted to do it. But was just too sick. She wants me to help her pick out a gun for home defense as well. He had only single action revolvers. I dont think that is the best thing for a new shooter to defend themselves with. So I will be taking them out to let them shoot some of my double action revolvers. I have some light hand loads to start out. Then I will work them up to full powered stuff. Of course safety will be the first thing taught.
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I posted a few weeks ago about my friend that passed away. He was a gun guy too. But his health was so bad that we only got to go to range together once. But we would sit around and show each other our guns. Anyway, his widow is a close friend of my wife. She has asked us to take her out with her 17 year old daughter to teach them to shoot. Her husband wanted to do it. But was just too sick. She wants me to help her pick out a gun for home defense as well. He had only single action revolvers. I dont think that is the best thing for a new shooter to defend themselves with. So I will be taking them out to let them shoot some of my double action revolvers. I have some light hand loads to start out. Then I will work them up to full powered stuff. Of course safety will be the first thing taught.
Rick,

I can't think of a better way to "honor" your late friends memory. Enabling his widow and daughter to see to their own safety in his absence is... IMHO... a very classy thing to do.

You Sir are ACES!

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So... Today's the day I take my neighbors up to the gun club.

I'll have them watch the video and address the basics at home before we head out.

We'll be starting them on a GSG .22LR 1911

From there we will graduate up to:

CZ75B 9 mm
Sig 226 .40
Colt 1911 .45
Ruger SP101 .38/.357

Trying to reach a buddy to borrow the XD .45 I sold him awhile back so they can experience a "striker" gun as well.

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So... Today's the day I take my neighbors up to the gun club.

I'll have them watch the video and address the basics at home before we head out.

We'll be starting them on a GSG .22LR 1911

From there we will graduate up to:

CZ75B 9 mm
Sig 226 .40
Colt 1911 .45
Ruger SP101 .38/.357

Trying to reach a buddy to borrow the XD .45 I sold him awhile back so they can experience a "striker" gun as well.

Tack
kudos to you Tack! you're fixing to have two new converts on your hands!


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kudos to you Tack! you're fixing to have two new converts on your hands!
Actually 3... There son joined us as well and all 3 had a BLAST!

Of course the lady out shot both of em... But that most console no surprise there.

They are headed out shopping for a 12 G pump right now so they've got something at home while they decide/shop for handguns.

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Good work Tack! Every time I take a newbie to the range, they ask me on the way home for help in buying their first gun.
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Keep positive, stress safety, don't discuss politics, stress safety, oh, and above all, stress safety.
totally agree on not discussing politics. there are some rare democrats who are actually pro 2A but they're few and far between.
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