Funny but so true, people are buying guns just because of the current hysteria of gun control.thanksIt was one of those days Saturday at the range. Two new shooters, came straight from the store with their new toys, no hearing protection, no eye protection, no targets.
They were elderly (in that they are older than me) and had little or no experience with weapons, which became apparent quite quickly. He had a new Circuit Judge and 25 rounds of high dollar .45 self defense ammo, and had gotten his wife a snubby Rossi .357 revolver on the recommendation of the guy at the sales counter, hollow point +P rounds that would've been a challenge with that revolver for even an experienced shooter.
When she sat down to shoot, she was trembling to the point she could not hold the pistol still to acquire the target. It was at this point I noticed everybody else had moved off the line and were behind vehicles. Being Mr. Know It All with my premier one year of regular shooting experience, I couldn't resist the opportunity to step up as proxy Range Marshall. All's well that ends well, she loved shooting my Buckmark (with a single round in the magazine at a time) and they are returning the Rossi unshot. I wish I had brought my 10-22 that day, would have made a fan for life for certain.
He did quite well with the Circuit Judge, probably due to the fact he had done basic training 40 years ago and the million dollar education never goes away.
Please, please, please, people, educate yourselves before that first trip to the range. This could've ended badly all around, at best she would've never picked up that revolver with any degree of confidence again, at worst someone could've been seriously injured.