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Old 09-08-2016, 10:58 PM   #1
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Passing on the skills . . .

One of my granddaughters was here from Australia for a fortnight's stay. The first thing she wanted to do was learn to shoot. She was a complete novice having never previously held, much less shot a firearm. So, a bit of one on one class room instruction on safety, function, grip, sighting, and the rest, then a range day was on the agenda. It was all handgun training and shooting with both revolver and semi-automatic - BHP of course.

She did very well indeed. Her last target was a graded fire with single action revolver, double action revolver and the BHP with all her shots in the green centre of mass "10 ring".

Apparently I am a good instructor.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:24 AM   #2
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Well done sir! I am very, very impressed and I suspect that you are a little short on the fact "Apparently I am a good instructor"... It is very clear that you are an "excellent instructor"! You are too modest sir!

I am always excited when I read posts about folks introducing shooting to the world of shooting. It always leaves me grinning!

Again, well done Paul! You are a inspiration to all of us and a incentive to get folks involved in the shooting sports.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with your Grand daughter.

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Great job, mate.

How does she like the 9mm Browning?
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Sounds like your "pupil" had a real desire, an open mind, along with young eyes and hands!! That is a perfect combination in my way of thinking. So pleased to see shooting sports offered to the younger generations. I have received so much enjoyment over the years(and still currently) from the shooting sports......good on ya'.
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excellent and keeping it alive...

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Great job to both of you.

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G'day Bob.
She and the BHP got on just fine. I think she actually preferred it to the revolver even though the revolver has less recoil. She had a little trouble loading the magazines and cycling the slide during the loading drill training, but mastered it no worries with a bit of determination and practice.
I promised her that I'd teach her rifle and shotgun the next time she is over here.

Now I need to reload some 9mms as she used up all my available practice ammo. :)
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Nice going to the both of you. Iím glad youíre passing along to the next generation the responsibilities and enjoyment of shooting firearms. I enjoy shooting with my daughter and passing along her involvement in not only shooting but self-defense. As a matter of fact she just turned 21 and I gave her very first firearm.
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Great work and then some, Sir. Just what I'd expect.
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You are also creating some good memories that your Granddaughter will never forget. I have taken my Grandson out a few times and we have a blast.
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