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Taking a young lady shooting this weekend,,,

Discussion in 'Shooting Chat' started by aarondhgraham, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Sharpshooter

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    Taking a young lady shooting this weekend,,,
    The weather forecast for this Sunday is looking good.

    I work in a student computer lab at OK State University,,,
    I am surrounded by young people of all persuasions.

    One of the joys of my 14 years doing this job,,,
    Is when one of the students shows an interest is learning to shoot.

    In those past years I have introduced dozens of students to shooting,,,
    Several of them have kept on shooting and have even obtained their carry permit.

    Last week one of the 20 year old ladies expressed an interest,,,
    So we decided to take advantage of what might be the last nice day in a while.

    She's a tiny slip of a girl at 5' 2-ish and weighing not more than 100 pounds (if that),,,
    So I won't be taking anything too savory for her first time shooting a handgun.

    I figure a good selection would be these five handguns:
    • Colt Frontier Scout (.22 LR single action cowboy revolver)
      • Just so she can learn how the cowgirls did it.
    • S&W Model 63 (4" barrel .22 LR single/double action revolver)
      S&W Model 36 (3" barrel .38 Special single/double action revolver)
      • So she can experience the original "Point & Click" interface)
    • Beretta Cheetah Model 87 (.22 LR single/double action semi-auto)
      Beretta Cheetah Model 85BB (.380 single/double action semi-auto)
      • So she can experience my personal favorite semi-auto action type.
        • You Glock lovers can keep your comments to yourself.
    • She seems like a brave girl so I might take the S&W 629 out with us,,,
      • Just in case she wants to let her Dirty Harriet yaya's out.

    For targets I have one of those plastic/rubber/polymer self healing swinging discs,,,
    It's 12" across and I can affix a 10" splatter target on it,,,
    At 15 to 25 yards that should be easy to hit.

    Anyways, I do hope the weather holds out,,,
    I've not been able to get to the range much this season.

    Wish us luck.

    Aarond

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  2. chuter

    chuter Sharpshooter

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    That's great! I've worked at UCO for 19 years and I haven't brought up the subject with any students (I'm in OIT so I don't have a lot of direct interaction).
     
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    I congratulate you on getting people interested in shooting and guns. There are some people that never had a person in their life that would introduce them to the fun it can be. I also applaud the young woman for wanting to take control of her own self-preservation. The world can be a scary and mean place, especially for women. One more thing, I’m glad to see you taking smaller calibers for her to try. It makes me cringe when I see people handing someone that doesn’t know what they are doing a 12 gauge or .308. Short story, my brothers in law wanted to teach one of their sons how to shot. He was 7 at this time, tall for his age, but thin as a rail. So they started him with a 20 gauge pump shotgun. Long story short he now will not try to shot anything and is scared to be around them. I tried to get him to shot my Ruger 10/22 with shorts and he wouldn’t, this is when I found out what had happened.

    Good Luck and have fun.
     
  4. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard Ammo For Sale

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    Lots of good stuff in this thread. We need more people willing to introduce people to the sport of shooting. From there you can expand into 2A rights. The thing is to not get the cart in front of the horse.
     
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    How did the topic of shooting come up to begin with, aarond?
     
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    Bravo for doing this. But, please don’t take the 629 on the first outing.

    It can cause more scars than any possible benefit.

    Also OSU has a great youth shooting/competition program. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting USOSA and steel challenge with many of their team members. I should have some contact info I can pass on if she has further interest in the sporting aspect of the sport.
     
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  7. aarondhgraham

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    Oh believe me,,,
    I'm not one of those who will put a .44 magnum in their hand for giggles.

    I've seen those youtube videos where a boyfriend does that,,,
    The boyfriends should be pistol-whipped untill they stop twitching. :angry3:

    I always wait until we are almost ready to quit for the day,,,
    Then I haul out Jezebel and fire a round or two.

    Most of the girls have wanted to try it once,,,
    One girl fell in love with it and shot an entire box of rounds,,,
    Then moaned and groaned all next week with a bad case of Magnum Arm.

    I've been on this campus for 20+ years,,,
    I've never heard of this program.

    If you have any contact information I would love to have it,,,
    I retire in less than a year and it might give me something to do as a volunteer.

    Aarond

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  8. aarondhgraham

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    It's common knowledge here that I am an avid sport/target shooter,,,
    I don't hide the fact that I like to collect and shoot guns.

    Heck, for three years I made the gun-belts for Pistol Pete,,,
    Click here please.

    I have also made "Little Pete" rigs for the children of my friends,,,
    That's the one that really fired up some of the snowflakes.

    [Broken External Image]

    At a tailgate one year there were a half a dozen kids wearing these

    I refuse to play their PC games and hide my attitudes on my 2nd Amendment rights,,,
    Over the years a very small number of the faculty/staff have said something,,,
    I just tell them to go pound sand in my most polite demeanor.

    In this instance though someone said "Got any fun plans for the weekend,,,
    My reply was something like, it's going to be nice on Sunday so I think I'll go tho the range.

    She asked where I shoot and I told her about the rifle/pistol club I am a member of,,,
    After a few minutes I just said, would you like to go with me.

    Her response was, that would be fun so we set a time to meet on campus,,,
    It was really very organic in it's development.

    Aarond

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    I did the same thing with folks at the 4 colleges I worked at here in Oklahoma (OSU-OKC, OCCC, UCO and Redlands) before I retired. Never pushed it on anyone, but every so often someone would ask me about and then...off we’d go. It was always fun to introduce someone new to shooting and help them along in a positive way.


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    Good for you! I did the same thing with folks at the 4 colleges I worked at here in Oklahoma (OSU-OKC, OCCC, UCO and Redlands) before I retired. Never pushed it on anyone, but every so often someone would ask me about it and then...off we’d go. It was always fun to introduce someone new to shooting and help them along in a positive way.


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