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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:59 PM

Took my Wife to a handgun safety class yesterday. It was her first time shooting a pistol.

At the end of the class, she shot a Glock 19 and a Springfield XD. I was VERY afraid that after the first time it went off she'd turn and say she didn't like the way it kicked. Boy, was I wrong...

3 targets at 25 feet, 10 rounds each. Every round inside the 7 ring. I'd say that's not bad for a woman in her early 60s who's never fired a pistol before. The smile on her face was worth a million bucks.

She prefers the Springfield. The search begins...

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Reply Took my Wife to a handgun safety class yesterday. It was her first time shooting a pistol. (Original post)
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 OP
Samjm Feb 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #3
X_Digger Feb 2013 #4
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #5
bobbyjeffy Mar 2013 #9
ileus Feb 2013 #6
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #7
MicaelS Mar 2013 #8
BAMAFOU Jun 2013 #12
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #13
uppityperson Jun 2013 #14
Munificence Apr 2013 #10
CokeMachine Apr 2013 #11
jeffrey_pdx Aug 2013 #15

Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:02 PM

1. Very broadly speaking

Last edited Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:39 PM - Edit history (1)

Women tend to be better shots than men. Glad she had fun! I remember the first time I shot a pistol, and the feeling was great.

Edited to fix typo -stupid touchscreen keybaord!

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Response to Samjm (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:33 PM

2. I am sorry you fell ..............

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:28 PM

3. That's nice.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:20 AM

4. I prefer the springfield, too.

I know it's almost reached holy war status, but my springfield fits my hand better than any glock I've ever tried. Natural point of aim, for me, unlike a glock.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:49 PM

5. That is a common Glock trait.

Due to the shape of the Glock grips, folks either love them or hate them without much middle ground.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:18 PM

6. My wife can outshoot me with every pistol I have.

using here CC 462 or her MKII.

I ditched my M&P 9c a month ago, my search is for another 9, with only the XD's, G19, or another fullsized M&P in the running (In my price range)


I think the XD's are a great looking pistol, I'm still up in the air about the grip safety.

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Response to ileus (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:40 PM

7. Don't overlook the Steyr M9-A1

I think it's better then any of the ones you've mentioned

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:45 PM

8. Might take a look at the ..

CZ P-07 Duty. I know some people that really like theirs. I have never fired one, though.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:46 PM

12. CZP07 Duty is everything a Glock wants to be

 

I love mine!

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Response to BAMAFOU (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:34 PM

13. What does your username mean?

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 11:16 PM

10. My wife out shoots me also!

It took awhile, but after 1500 rounds or so and various hand guns she finally found her baby in a "less expensive" Bersa Thunder 380 ACP. For $350 bucks and an extended mag (pinky grip) she is in heaven.... can pretty much make a coke bottle dance at 10 yards...I might hit it twice in 8 shots....she's 2-3 times better than I am!

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Response to Munificence (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 01:35 AM

11. Cool!!

 

I take people to the range with me that hate guns quite oftern. I've noticed that the ladies, once over the fear, are much better shooters. Plus they always want ot know when we are going out again.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:35 PM

15. I went to a gun range last week.

I'm not what I consider a "gun" person but itvwas tons of fun. I shot a 9mm, a 380, a 100 yr old Colt revolver, a 22 rifle, and a 8mm rifle. Oh and a 45 pistol. I loved the 45 and the 8mm rifle. The 22 was easy and kinda fun, but nothing spectacular. The 9mm and 380 were fine. The Colt was cool but kinda big and harder to aim. I probably will go again soon.

PS: Off topic, but there was a group pf guys there in camo and right-wing bumper stickers. Why they needed camo is beyond me. The targets don't move, they're not hiding from anyone. Maybe its just me, but I find camo as a fashion statement funny..

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