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Plinkster

Sun May 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Gray Cub got his first leason in gun safety and shooting this week and done really well. He's hooked, I welded more spiners on his target today and a few castle nuts on top to hold golf balls and such.. :{_}:
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Re: Plinkster

Mon May 16, 2011 5:05 am

Thats great Yogie, brings back memories of when my kids learned to shoot.

Re: Plinkster

Mon May 16, 2011 8:41 am

Another south paw!
Good job on the safety instructions and gear.

My 2nd son Aron is a lefty as well. Not sure where it came from but it was interesting teaching him how to do things. He shoots rifle, shotgun, & bow lefty but can't hit a baseball to save his live so I tried him righty and he couldn't miss. He fishes lefty too. Now that he's gotten bigger and stronger he can really be a big help on projects that being a lefty is a big plus.

Peter

Re: Plinkster

Mon May 16, 2011 11:53 am

Yep, he's right handed but can't close his left eye. I know several people that way. I couldn't understand it at first until he strarted shooting left handed and hitting the target everytime.

Re: Plinkster

Mon May 16, 2011 12:32 pm

Got three brothers. 2 lefties and 2 righties. We each sat on the sides of the table so that the active arms were away from each other. We still do the you sat on the other side other side of the table routine with each other.

Re: Plinkster

Mon May 16, 2011 8:29 pm

When I used to shoot on the rifle team I had a problem that neither eye was dominant enough to be able to shoot with both eyes open, and when I tried closing my left eye to shoot my eyes would fatigue before a match was over. I really improved when I started putting a patch on the left lens of my shooting glasses to block the target area.

Re: Plinkster

Sun May 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Back to the range this afternoon and he's really doing well. Before we were finished he tried out one of my 22 autos with a scope. At 30 yards he placed 26 shots on a 3 inch spinner before missing, toward the end he was hitting it before it came to a stop. :lol:
He's hooked pretty good, glad I've picked up several cartons of 22 shells over the years. I had him shoot a small bottle of water with a hollow point to show him the power of the 22 and the effects.
Before leaving the range I placed a gallon plastic bottle full of water about 100 yards out and shot it with my 25-06. He couldn't believe his eyes as to what happens to that.
I think with several more weekends he'll be up to his 243 by Fall. I'll not rush him, if he's not ready we'll be next year.

Re: Plinkster

Mon May 30, 2011 11:24 am

Thats a great idea not to rush him but don't be suprised before long you may have to use his 243 when you find him and your 25-06 temporarily missing. :-) Grump

Re: Plinkster

Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:54 am

Being a car mechanic as my first job i had to be as good with my left hand as I was with my right to work under dashboards changing burned out light bulds and heater cables. I had fun till i got good with both hands. Once you get used to operating almost upside down.

Its good to start them off with guns as soon as you can. Me and my sons have shot the bigger bores and now there back more into the 22's again. My oldest son(35yo) just told me the other day the 22's are a hoot to shoot. They had to qualify for there CCW permits with the 22 revolvers/auto's. I guess I better pick up another 5k of 22lr's next. Just wait till I get them out with the 22 pump rifles. In the old days they were happy a a pig in slop with a BB gun and some empty soda cans. Yup about 20 something years ago. Time goes by so fast so enjoy them now. Bill

BTW; I just picked up an 1898 hopkins & allen single shot falling block 22cal rifle manufactured in Norwich,Ct for the grandson. Now he also has a very old J Stevens crack shot 22cal rifle These were manufactured in Mass. also, to go with H&A too.

Re: Plinkster

Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:18 am

Left hander here to,,though right domaint eye.Figure that out.Still shoot better than most.Love trap shooting with my grandfathers 12 guage.Old JC Higgins model,from the 50s.Love getting ground hogs and raccoons with the .22.Kevin :shock: :shock: 8) 8)

Re: Plinkster

Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:57 am

Its good to teach the youngin's how to safely handle and shoot fire arms and fun too, were doing the same here its lots of fun we've gone thru about 1,000 rds of 22's and several hundred .45acp in a Colt 1911 :D . My daughter is a lefty no matter how much I watch her is still hard to understand how she works that way :? , I think leftys think differant to as in they have good ideas from another angle :D :D

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Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:09 pm

Jackman wrote:Its good to teach the youngin's how to safely handle and shoot fire arms and fun too, were doing the same here its lots of fun we've gone thru about 1,000 rds of 22's and several hundred .45acp in a Colt 1911 :D . My daughter is a lefty no matter how much I watch her is still hard to understand how she works that way :? , I think leftys think differant to as in they have good ideas from another angle :D :D

:lol: Kind of fun watching, he's a righty shooting left so he really don't know which hand to use unbolting and loading the rifle. :lol:
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