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Posted by Lucasjadanhi on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, at 11:46 p.m., in response to Experimental rifle, posted by clif derm on Thursday, 22 March 2012, at 6:27 p.m.
Took my ten year old girl to the range last summer and had a silamir story. She has an excellent knowledge of gun safety (which I demand) but was conflicted about her feelings towards firearms.Her experiences at the range (spectating) have been very boring, but I asked if she would be willing to go to the range, make everything safe- Fire a few shots and go home. She agreed.I took my Kimber 1911 with a Kimber .22lr conversion kit, bag rested on a table and put a single round in a magazine. Went over everything and told her that if she really didn't want to shoot, it was okay. BLAM, one shot fired- I cleared the gun, and the range and we walked to see that she hit the paper. I applauded her effort and her safety.We tried a 2nd time with 3 in the magazine and she put three shots in a row above the black of the target. I took a few seconds to explain the sight picture and she put 3 holes in the black. She was proud of her accomplishments and her Dad was very proud of her.I'm not going to say that she has 100% made up her mind about how she feels about guns, but whenever she sees my 1911, she states Hey, isn't that MY gun?
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