Originally Posted by Succinct
- 13 45ACP rounds in one hand is a not-insignificant weight!
- 14 .45 caliber rounds in your XD (one chambered plus 13 in the clip) makes for a heavy plastic gun!
- The chambered round indicator doesn't stick up as much as I thought it would. It's very subtle
- My girls got to do something I had to wait nearly 47 years to do, and never did with my father - go inside an active indoor gun range!!
Congratulations on your successful range run.
I agree that it is pretty heavy when loaded, but i find the heft rather comforting.
I think of the chamber indicator as more of a tactile indicator for me.
I'm 38 & don't remember ever using an indoor range. Most of my shooting is outdoor in a large clay-walled pit. (doesn't help with the sound much)
Re the kids: My dad started me with a single shot, bolt action .22(savage/stevens), then a single shot .410 (H&R), then a repeating .22 rifle (marlin 60), then a .22 target pistol (AMT). He wanted me to start slow & save the pistol for last. I still have each of those guns, though the singleshot .22 was absent when being used to teach my nephews. It sounds like you may be taking a similar path; i liked it when i was learning.