This thread is for the documentation on the process of teaching my Wife and Daughter proper handgun handling and firing with the intention of obtaining a CCW in the State of Missouri.
I have just about finished assembling a variety of firearms for this class.
H&R 9 shot .22 revolver with 4" barrel
H&R 9 shot .22 revolver with 6" barrel
Sig .22 auto with 4" barrel
.380 compact auto (havnt picked this one up yet so dont know the make)
Charter Arms .38 revolver with 2" barrel
Hi-Point .40 auto with 5" barrel
I also wanted a 9MM but my nephews Glock auto he says has Feed problems and will only work 1 round at a time..but still may use it.
Also will have them learn on a Mossy .410 and 20ga pump and introduce saftey and handling on bolt and auto rifles.
Actual firing will be done at 7 Yds on a B-27 silloute target (required for CCW). Assortment of calibers and firearms is to determine BEST FIT and CAPIBILITIES for each of them. To qualify applicant must place 15 of 20 shots into the 8-9-10 ring of the target. Also they must show safe handling and reload procedure with the weapon during firing. After the training course each will use their intended CCW weapon for qualification.
Each phase of the training will be posted (with Pics) with the first session being SAFTEY. If all goes as planned this will commense tomorrow.
Sounds like all went well. Keep us updated.
I admire the fact that you started them off with a variety of handguns. That in itself requires a lot of time, patience and attention to detail. Your wife and daughter done well to grasp the details of revolvers, cylinders, single action, double action and then on to the semi-autos with all the levers and buttons.
That is a lot to digest in one day.
Applause to all concerned.
I'm pleased to see that you are a visitor to Buckeyefirearms. They have some pretty good articles and are a good source of firearm related information on legal/political actions in my State. If you haven't saved that link to your Bookmarks, I suggest that you do.
I had seen and read that article before but it was worth reviewing. In my book, comfort and confidence in the use of a firearm is paramount in achieving success. I respect her choice and pray that she will never have to use it. Who knows? She may someday decide to step up to something with a little more "pop". Either way, I applaud her completion of the course.
Oh -- and thanks for letting us share your training experience. Family time together is always good.