To honor our House Guest, we had a party here at the Farm!
Both our Guest and Mr. Big Food’s new pre-doc had expressed an interest in shooting guns. Neither had ever touched a gun, so safety was our main concern. To that end, when we had finished our indoor safety course, they’d had become familiar with a few handguns, and we had moved to the range, Daughter C posted this on the front door for any guests who would arrive while we were shooting. We never shoot at a party– always before official start time– but you never know who’s going to arrive early.
As part of their safety training they did some dry firing before we went to the range. It’s not a good idea to give a loaded gun to someone who has never handled one. One of the hardest things to communicate to folks is the relative sound and kickback of the various calibers. We were shooting .22 and .357 revolvers. So I began by shooting my .357. My intension was to demonstrate the difference between these two calibers so they’d feel comfortable with the .22. I shot my little Bearcat next. It worked!
They had a great time. Scored almost all of their rounds on paper once they got the hang of it. Dispelled a lot of myths– you cannot accidentally fire a revolver. Demonstrated once again that non-criminal folks who own guns are extremely safety conscious. A good day’s work defending 2A.