First time shooters

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by JP11283, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. JP11283

    JP11283 New Member

    My buddy came down for a few days of vacation and a day of shooting. We took my mom, dad, sister and wife with us to a place in the woods my wife's family shoots at. My mom and sister have never shot before so both of them were pretty excited and a tad nervous.

    Between me and my buddy, we had a Marlin .22 Magnum, Marlin Model 60 .22LR, Winchester Ranger 30-30, 20 gauge single shot shotgun (can't remember the make), Smith & Wesson M&P 9, and a replica Army black powder revolver.

    Since we were out in the woods, we took a bunch of milk jugs, water bottles, and phone books in addition to paper targets and skeet.

    Shooting the jugs of water was really entertaining, especially with the 30-30. My mom and sister both had a blast! My sister grew very fond of my 9mm and I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up buying one in the near future. None of us had much luck with the skeet. The black powder was a ton of fun, though I'm glad it wasn't mine and I didn't have to clean it! What a chore!

    Overall, it was a great day of shooting, even if the temps hit record highs! My mom and sister took lots of pictures. I'll get some up once they put them up.

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    It's always fun to introduce new folks to shooting. I'm glad they enjoyed themselves.

  3. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

    Its always fun to see how much people enjoy their first time shooting. Glad to hear you had fun, and thanks for sharing your experience.
  4. Sonnypie

    Sonnypie New Member

    Nothing like a fun day with new folks shootin!
    Glad a good time was had by all!

    Now recruit them into the NRA. ;)
  5. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

    Ever shot a coffee can full of water with a .50? Lots o' fun, there.