I have talked about my friend that passed away before. But he left behind a wife and a teenage daughter as well as a handicapped son. The son can not shoot. Even though he is 15 years old, he is mentally 2. He still wears diapers.
The widow is a very good friend of my wife...maybe her best friend. I, my wife and my son, took her, her daughter and her son out to the range today. The boy sat in the car and napped in the air conditioning. They kept a close eye on him.
The mom has been thinking of getting a gun for home defense. I wanted to let her try out some of mine. They both shot my Mossy 500. But I don't really think a shotgun is the best thing for her. With a handicapped kid at home that can reach anywhere an adult can a shotgun that is ready for use is also ready to injure someone. I suggested a 357 with a 4 or 6 inch barrel.
I let them shoot my 38 J Frame, my 586, and my wifes 22 mag j-frame. I also brought my 7 1/2 inch Super Blackhawk in 44 mag just for fun. The mom needs a lot of practice and training. The was hitting 5 feet in front of the target when we started. But by the time we were done she was hitting on the paper at 15 yards or so. The daughter is a natural. She was able to hit the target with everything I handed her. She even shot my 44 with full powered 310 grain mag loads!
We had a great time. We shot the Mossy, my AR, a Ruger 22/45, 2 different J-Frames, the 586 and even a little NAA mini revolver in 22 mag. They want to go again. And we plan on taking them. We will even help her find a gun of her own.
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.