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Daughters first time with a shotgun..

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gokartergo, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    She said she wanted to go Pheasant hunting with me.. I made her take a hunter saftey coarse and she passed. Then I had to buy her a left handed shotgun.. I bought her a remington 870 pump 12 gauge. left handed version.. We picked it up yesterday after the 10 day waiting period. She got one clay pigion.. Not to bad for never shooting anything over a 22..Has you can tell.. I am a proud dad right now.. She is only 14..


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    There is nothing like hunting with you kid. Good luck.
     
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    Glad to see I'm not the only person who shoots rifles and scatterguns left-handed, but I usually do it while using right-handed weapons. What's the big deal with needing a dedicated left-handed version of your weapon?
     
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    very cool :) both my boys 10 and 11 are going to do the hunters safety course next month :)
     
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    When I first started shooting I did so left handed. The problem with right handed guns is that usually the safety on a shotgun is backwards for a lefty shooting a right handed gun (you have to reach down and around the other side of the trigger and push) and depending on how the shell flies and how your shooting stance is, it's fairly common to take an empty hull in the face. At the very least it's incredibly distracting and pretty hard to hit a double when there's a big red shell in your immediate field of vision...and they can land on an unprotected forearm.

    Congrats man, I'm really glad my dad introduced me to hunting. Nice choice on the 870, my first gun was a 20 gauge 870. My second was a 12 gauge 3 1/2" 870. That was five years ago and it's still my main gun.
     
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    Also you can get powder burns shooting a right handed guns.. Powder burns in the face are not fun. I shot her gun right handed and got some...LOL
     
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    very cool. Did she have a good time? Did she learn how to clean the shotgun also?
     
  8. gokartergo

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    She loved it. She is a little sore today. She didn't learn to clean it yet because I bought her the remington wood box cleaning kit. And her god father bought her the foam cleaning rod for xmas.. I cleaned it after she went to bed.. She'll learn after xmas..LOL
     
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    good choice in weaponry, that's what i use (except right handed) and it's also my first/only shotgun. i remember when i first went and shot clay pigeons, i sucked for a good 2 years, we could go into the field and recover half the clays we launched cuz i couldnt hit em and the grass was soft enough not to break 'em, got it down to an art now though :D . shoulder still gets sore for a day or so afterwards.. congrats man!

    Inu-Hanyou, do you call shotguns "scatterguns"?? ive never heard that except in movies and books..
     
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    Too bad she's not older, we might have had a date for someone around here... :whistle:
     
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    I know handguns now are probably a little hard to come by in California, but what you need to do now is start her off shooting pistols. You could do what my dad did on our last shooting outing once she's comfortable with pistols: start rolling the clay targets out in front of her so she can shoot at them with a pistol. I think she'll love it, it got addicting for me!
     
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    XHitman, my dad uses scattergun and shotgun interchangeably, while I and maybe my brother have started to coin another term for them: flak-gun, after a weapon called the Flak Cannon in Unreal.

    The Unreal Flak Cannon is HUGE shotgun that takes huge 5" diameter hemispherical shells that allows you not only shoot it shotgun style, but you can also lob the shells from it like grenades, and the shells explode into shrapnel. In either case, it's easy to literally rip somebody to pieces and leave them a gibbed mess with this weapon. So brother and I see the normal, real-life shotguns as being baby versions of this weapon, hence the name flakgun.

    NOTE: The Flak Cannon exists only on the FPS computer game Unreal, and does not actually exist.
     

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