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Wife's target shooting progress
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screaminghollow    Posted 08-27-2003 at 20:22:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gave my wife the safety instructions, always keep the action open, never point at anyone, keep the muzzle down range, safety on, etc. Showed her hold the pistol with two hands and instructed her on how to aim. We were using my single shot 22 pistol. Let her load and aim and fire. I set several chunks of 2x4 cut offs on a log for targets. We started at 15 feet. and backed up about two feet everytime she hit a target. We ended up about thirty-five feet back before she missed. And at 50 feet, she was hitting about 1 out of four times. She wants to try again this weekend. Maybe I can make an outdoorswoman of her yet.

Realist    Posted 08-28-2003 at 20:03:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe you're a prospective future target!

Suzy Q    Posted 08-29-2003 at 07:32:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a terrible thing to hint at!!

Ron/PA    Posted 08-28-2003 at 09:16:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Treading where angles fear to tread are we??
My wife can now outshoot me on targets, and has a much better record during deer season!
Since she has decided she is the better shot, She stands watch, I do the driving, she shoots the deer, and after she goes to all the trouble of downing the danged thing, she can't be bothered with cleaning and dragging, sooooo I am elected.
2 years ago, she dropped a doe, and before I got it hung up, I heard the rifle crack again, sooo this time I took the tractor along down, Sure enough I had a second one to drag. That ran her out of doe tags and I sent her home so I could enjoy a bit of hunting myself. (All before 9:00 AM the first day)

screaminghollow    Posted 08-28-2003 at 11:22:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
As captain of my College rifle team for two years I had to teach several females to shoot. They got to be pretty good. Then we'd go up to Penn State and shoot an exhibition aginst the Penn State Girls team, they'd really send us packing. One gal I taught ended up a much better shot than I and won some national stuff. Of course shooting a heavy barrelled single shot 22 with peep sights and hooked butts, is a bit different than your average 22 with open sights. I didn't want to make it to easy for the Mrs. I still have the thumbhole stocked, Winchester 52D with the 12 power Unertl. That will bust M&M's at 50 yards for days on end. I used to shoot Lincoln's head out of a penny for show, with metallic sights. Wish my eyes were still that good. Now I'm lucky to see the penny.

Tom A    Posted 08-28-2003 at 05:35:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you really want her to improve, have her do a little bit of shooting at paper targets, too. Not as much fun as cans and other stuff, but seeing the fall of the shot can really help her get on target more and more.


rhudson    Posted 08-27-2003 at 20:37:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
teaching you wife to shoot! are you crazy? isn't a rolling pin and frying pan dangerous enough?

my wife is deadly with a gov model 45. she has never gotten the knack of shooting a scoped rifle.

screaminghollow    Posted 08-27-2003 at 21:39:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
If she likes it enough, I might be able to get her to agree to some cowboy action shooting.... as a couples activity of course.

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