My grandson Trevor wanted to shoot my 2" , 44 Spec at the range this morning. He liked it ( he burned about 40 rounds ) !!!!!!!!!!!
Yes he has Bill.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.