Because Bruce, a relative newbie to shooting, is about to buy a pistol, several of us went out to the range today to put him on various handguns and generally just have some fun on a January afternoon.
Since Bruce wants a 9mm, we brought out three for him to try:
I don't think that he even shot the Hi-Power, as he was already leaning towards an M&P just from his own research. But he got to shoot a 9mm M&P courtesy of John, who has one, (Mine's a .40.) and he liked it and did pretty good with it when he concentrated on sight alignment and trigger press.
Most importantly though: He was safe. No safety violations, so I was pleased. I'm thinking that he'll go far as a decent shooter.
We also got some rifle shooting in.
Here's Cindy, with her Savage .22:
Here's John with his DPMS G2 Recon .308.
Here's Bruce, shooting my M-1 Garand:
And here's my Garand, s/n XXX5009 again.
Also present: A Universal M-1 carbine, one of the older ones that still uses a number of GI parts.
And special mention goes to our friend Keith, who was supposed to come out but decided to finish a cleaning project at home instead.
All in all, a good day indeed.