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Old January 14, 2019, 09:40 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by USNRet93 View Post
this big guy shouldn't be 'teaching' this lady anything about guns.
.....basically the point of my previous post.
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Old January 14, 2019, 10:37 AM   #27
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Have seen numerous boyfriends/husbands initiating their girlfriends/wives into pistol shooting. Unfortunately way too many are into showing off how good/manly they are. Don't take it personal if you had success with your lady, it just means you're better than most.

Easy shooting pistol and starting up close seems to help newbies get over fear of recoil and failure. Plus they can see where they hit, and be more successful up close. It can really help if they are in class with other females or female instructor, which helps them relax (another key ingredient).
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Old January 14, 2019, 12:45 PM   #28
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My wife has zero gun interest. I've been trying to get her to come to the range with me. I don't expect her to carry if she doesn't want to, but I'd like her to know how to use what is at her disposal when I'm not around. If I get her to come, it'll be all about the 22rf. Some women may want that feeling of empowerment that comes with a bigger caliber, but every woman is different and they need to make those choices on their own. For the women and (appropriately aged) children, I'll start them with the 22.

No sexism implied. I know there are many strong empowered women on this Earth.
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Old January 14, 2019, 01:39 PM   #29
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"...this big guy shouldn't be..." Absolutely. The guy clearly had no idea what he was talking about or how to teach. Congratulations for you not helping and getting in the middle of it too.
Chances are she really didn't want to be there at all though.
Anyway, the number one priority for anybody is how well the thing fits the shooter's hand. If the thing doesn't fit, you cannot shoot it well enough for anything else to matter.
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