Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Keeping The Lovely Lady Happy

I must admit, I'm very lucky. My lady, Mrs Shell, isn't scared of firearms! For all you men that live with hoplophobes, I feel for you.  Nahh not really, you should have chosen more carefully!

The main reason Shell likes handgun day is that we are shooting the Metallic Silhouette Match, the kind of target that falls over when you hit it. For her, shooting groups into a paper target is on the boring side, especially when spectating/waiting for her turn.

Of course I am a perfect gentleman, I load her magazines and call her shots.  But I never would have guessed this, she likes shooting my 1911 .45acp better than any of my other pistols.  Its certainly snappier than the XD9, however she likes it more. She has still got some work to do on her stance and  shot release, but little steps! 

Women love pink shooting accessories & large capacity magazines!

So what kind of gift do you buy for (on behalf of the children) the one you love for Mothers Day? A reactive steel target of course! Its designed to take hits from a .22lr so this means I have to buy another handgun. It will get plenty of use at the range and at the farm (only shooting at it with rifles at the farm because Australia has the most ridiculous handgun restrictions). I found this unit online and as an added bonus, its made in Australia as well. With every hit, the target flips over so you can shoot it again. And again, and again! The more you shoot it, the further it gets and the difficulty increases. If we had 2, we could have a race with them. If I lost that race, I'd never be able to forget it as I'd be reminded constantly!

Flipping Jack Target - 

So it will sit on my desk at work for the next week and a half and if we are lucky enough to have fine weather, we might head out to the range as a family and plink away on Mothers Day. Sure beats sitting around in an overcrowded park eating sandwiches...

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