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Old 10-15-2007, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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teaching someone to shoot

i recently had a lady friend ask me to teach her how to shoot, she has to be home by herself at night, and finally decided she'd like to be able to defend herself. i can hold my own on the range, but i've never "taught" anyone to shoot. any tips or ideas? i figured i'd start her with a .22 rifle just to get a feel for pulling the trigger and such, then step up to a light load in a 12 gauge...
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I started my wife out with a BB gun. If she has never shot, the .22 might be loud enough to startle her, and you won't have to keep taking off hearing protection to talk to her while you're teaching. Basically, start off like you're teaching a kid. Make sure she knows and follows all the basic rules first. Treat every gun as if it were loaded, always point it down range, or at the ground, never point it at anything you don't want dead, etc. Then go from there as she gets better. Cathy is still shooting her BB gun, and actually killed a copperhead with it last week! When she's ready, we'll move up to the .22, then to my 9mm pistol.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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have her sign up for a gun safety class
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I taught my ex starting with a 9mm and SKS. She loved it jump right on with a 12 gauge. Took her shooting wobble house and skeet and she used a 12 no problem. Scored better than any newbie I've ever seen. I basically showed basics in handling. Fired a test shot for them. Emphasized no matter how cool the bang is, there is no reason to whip around with the gun to tell me because I already know how cool it is
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teach clear and correct sight picture, teach correct breathing, teach correct trigger pull and start with a 22lr from prone or sitting bench and she will note the lack of recoil and concentrate more on her shooting.
Nit pick the details from there and move to offhand with the same weapon.
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A recommandation I have is only load one round in the gun, that way in event of a turn around, drop, rapid fire, only one round can be spent. Work your way up from there, it gives you piece of mind. That way when she snaps around you can explain why you dont do that instead of screaming and causing more confusion.
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A recommandation I have is only load one round in the gun, that way in event of a turn around, drop, rapid fire, only one round can be spent. Work your way up from there, it gives you piece of mind. That way when she snaps around you can explain why you dont do that instead of screaming and causing more confusion.
This is what I do as well. This way they have the peace of mind in knowing that no matter what happens, the gun will only go off once. I also field strip it in thier presence to demonstrate that it is just an assembly of pieces, and not an evil black box from which fire shoots.
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have her sign up for a WOMEN'S gun safety class
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they seem to be more comfortable that way.

oh, and don't ferget every gun IS always loaded until you have inspected it YOURSELF and locked the chamber open. if it is in battery and you lay it on the table and turn around, it laoded itself, CHECK IT AGAIN.
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