Trevor shooting my 2" , 44 Spec.

JWFilips

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#4
Ben,
Any lad shooting a 2" barrel anything like that shows he had great training: let a lone a 44 Spec!
You have got a good shooter for a grandson!
(I remember when I shot a fully stoked 357 Mag 2" j-frame ultralite S&W 2 shots and I handed it back!)
Jim
 

Pistolero

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#7
Looking like he is really comfortable with that gun. Must have had a
really good instructor.

Good to see a young man that comfortable with a shorty big bore so young.
Portends good things down the road when he gets his full growth.

Good job, Grandpa, and good job, Trevor.

Bill
 

Ben

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Staff member
#8
Thank you Bill for those encouraging words.
I'll pass this on to Trevor.

Many thanks,
Ben
 

smokeywolf

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#9
Always enjoy the pics and videos of Trevor's progress.

Great job by Trevor, as usual.

My mom's dad died when she was a child. Granddad on Dad's side was not into firearms. I hope Trevor knows how lucky he is.
 

35 shooter

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#10
Looked like he was doing a good job on squeezing the trigger and not anticipating the recoil.

Lol, he’s not camera shy either.
Fine grandson there Ben.
 

Pistolero

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#17
That is a nice shooting load. It would be very bad to be on the
receiving end of that thing. As to the 1911, he may well like it. I see many students,
frequently women, who like it and are not afraid of it at all.

I am frequently amazed at the number of beginning shooters who choose the 1911 platform,
when I provide K-frame .38 S&Ws, N-frames, CZ75, Browning HP, and a Sig 225/P6 in addition to
the Ruger Std auto and S&W Model 17 for training. I am sensitive to the fact that I am a 1911
guy, and make an effort to actually downplay it, and warn them that the recoil is greater than
the other guns. The number of new women shooters that I have been unable to dissuade from
buying a 1911 as their first gun is surprising. I have managed to get several to also purchase
a Ruger 22/45 either at the same time, or very soon thereafter, and always recommend more
practice with the .22 than with the .45 for beginners. Too much recoil for a new shooter tends
to distract from proper technique. My recommendation is to practice with a box of .22s and
one or two magazines of .45 per shooting session for the first year or so.

'Mrs Brad' seemed to take to the 1911 very well, too.

I suspect that Trevor has shot a heck of a lot of .22 rounds through handguns, and light .38
loads, too, before moving up to the .44.

Bill
 
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Ian

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#18
He's doing well for sure, keep up the good work!

My wife prefers a 1911 over any of the other usual choices because the narrow but long grip frame fits her hand and the controls happen to make sense to her. The only other thing that came close was a Glock 17 gen III, but she hated the trigger. Grip angle doesn't bother her much since she hasn't shot tens of thousands of rounds with any one particular platform.
 

Ben

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Staff member
#19
That is a nice shooting load. It would be very bad to be on the
receiving end of that thing. As to the 1911, he may well like it. I see many students,
frequently women, who like it and are not afraid of it at all.

I am frequently amazed at the number of beginning shooters who choose the 1911 platform,
when I provide K-frame .38 S&Ws, N-frames, CZ75, Browning HP, and a Sig 225/P6 in addition to
the Ruger Std auto and S&W Model 17 for training. I am sensitive to the fact that I am a 1911
guy, and make an effort to actually downplay it, and warn them that the recoil is greater than
the other guns. The number of new women shooters that I have been unable to dissuade from
buying a 1911 as their first gun is surprising. I have managed to get several to also purchase
a Ruger 22/45 either at the same time, or very soon thereafter, and always recommend more
practice with the .22 than with the .45 for beginners. Too much recoil for a new shooter tends
to distract from proper technique. My recommendation is to practice with a box of .22s and
one or two magazines of .45 per shooting session for the first year or so.

'Mrs Brad' seemed to take to the 1911 very well, too.

I suspect that Trevor has shot a heck of a lot of .22 rounds through handguns, and light .38
loads, too, before moving up to the .44.

Bill
Yes he has Bill.
Thanks,

Ben