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The Range
2nd Amendment

   Norgay  Trump's position paper on the Second Amendment.
The only thing he gets wrong is the requirement for a carry permit. The Second Amendment should be all you need.
September 18 at 15:39 EST .

   15 people like this.

   Bettijo  Black conservative leaders discuss how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves

July 18 at 05:49 EST .

   26 people like this.

   Safetydude  Looks like the end of another American icon due to bad management, not bad products.
June 15 at 19:28 EST .

   17 people like this.

   Safetydude  I really did spend an hour at the range yesterday with my Ruger SR-45
after I had the Crimson Trace laser installed. What a treat.
You don't aim, just point and pull. Right hand left hand, doesn't matter.
Later this week I'm going to the outdoor range to check out how far out
I can still hit a target.

   May 19 at 12:44 EST .

   35 people like this.

   Bettijo  Is this gun too heavy for an elderly woman?
May 28 at 17:09 EST .

  19 people like this.

   Safetydude  That's a question I can't answer in a venue like this.

Here are some thoughts, not instructions.
If you can hold the weight of the gun, which is about two pounds, most of which is in the slide, you should be able to fire it.
However, since most of the weight is in the slide this gun tends to be a bit front heavy, even with a full magazine, so a stiff wrist is required to hold the barrel up. Also, it's a .45; it means a pretty heavy recoil. I use a 'modified' Weaver grip with my left hand wrapped around and supporting my right wrist, about where a watch would be worn. I let my right hand pivot up at the wrist to absorb most of the recoil. By trying not to move my arms I can keep a basic sight picture through the recoil.

So back to your question; no, I don't think the gun is too heavy for an 'elderly' woman. Being able to pull the trigger and handle the gun safely might be something else.
May 30 at 21:19 EST .

  18 people like this.

   Fireball27  Bettijo check out the Colt Mustang 380. This is a small gun I'm sure you would be able to handle. With a laser sight, it should do the trick. Some gun ranges will rent you a gun like this so you can tell if it will work for you. I might get one myself.
August 1 at 13:44 EST .

  12 people like this.

   Safetydude  I went to the range the other day.
I spent the day picking up brass.

   May 14 at 23:17 EST .

   30 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  Dude, you BAAAAAAD boy!
August 13 at 22:38 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  I love how the BATFE invited "public comment" about their "proposed" ban on M855 5.56 ammunition, when, in fact, the newly published 2014 BATFE Regulations have ALREADY banned it.

Welcome to Obama's America.
March 9 at 19:14 EST .

   31 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  .
   November 20 at 14:04 EST .

   40 people like this.

   Escaped commieny  BEST post evah
December 31 at 13:46 EST .

  35 people like this.

   Bettijo  Love it!
May 28 at 17:10 EST .

  18 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  I had occasion to talk to one of our county deputies one day last week. During the course of the conversation, I asked him if it would be permissible to set up a firing range on our property. He said that it is, as long as there was an adequate backstop behind my target. I had him come to the house and showed him where I want to place it, and he said it was acceptable. Now I can go shoot any time the spirit moves me!
October 8 at 20:18 EST .

   48 people like this.

   Safetydude  Are you required to have overhead baffles to handle ricochet's?
October 15 at 22:43 EST .

  35 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  No, because it's densely wooded downrange.
October 16 at 21:12 EST .

  38 people like this.

   FlatCityGirl  Paul R. Beane [now retired after 60 years on the radio] is one of our more Conservative radio personalities here in town.

He was guest host on one of the local AM talkers a few months back, and the subject was The Left and Gun Control.

The talk turned to how 0smidgen and the Left would like to disarm every American, and how gun sales have sky rocketed since Big 0 was elected.

This is Gun country up here in the Panhandle, and folks don't take kindly to Gun Grabbers.

A caller [obviously a New York City transplant] called in to the show and was complaining about how many guns people own, and how people didn't need that many guns, and how he knew people who had enough fire arms in their house to arm half of Texas.

Paul Bean said, "Well, I don't have enough for half of Texas, but I've got enough for everybody on my block."
September 30 at 15:11 EST .

   45 people like this.

   Fireball27  When someone tries to tell me "only the police and military should have guns", I ask them if they would like to live where that is the case. They are afraid to answer because they know they are wrong. I then point out the only place where this is the case is in a prison. And would you care to know how many, and what kinds of weapons they find in prisons? That's when they try to change the subject.
September 30 at 15:58 EST .

  47 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  .
   September 19 at 12:06 EST .

   51 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  .
   September 2 at 17:49 EST .

   48 people like this.

   Iacta alea est  Now that is clever...
September 3 at 00:46 EST .

  50 people like this.

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