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 .
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Bettijo Is this gun too heavy for an elderly woman?
May 28 at 17:09 EST .
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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 .
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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 .
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Safetydude I went to the range the other day. I spent the day picking up brass.
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 .
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Safetydude Are you required to have overhead baffles to handle ricochet's?
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 .
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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.