Been working on an anti-gun co-worker for awhile, recent events have scared him and his wife (even more anti-gun).
The anti-gun bit stems mainly from no experience with them and a general fear plus your typical evil guns in the news…
Past week or so, I got him interested in going out and trying my G2C. Today (1-3am) I visited him to help him with his TV. He agreed so I taught him the basics). Been working on him for months, correcting media misinformation and such. He got to see my NAA mini revolver “today” and the diameter of the barrel was a joke to him, how could something so small be scary. He has a .22 Gamo Magnum for pests I was able to recommend to him which he likes, basically the same bullet. Got to tell him, basically the same sized bullet in an AR15, faster rifle round, same diameter of bullet…
He got to handle my G2C, first thing I had to correct, his first tendency was to place his finger on the trigger. Corrected trigger finger placement, pointing of firearm in a safe direction, basic operations, slide safety, etc. Everytime there was a dry fire, the chamber was verified empty with my ammo and mag deep in a side pocket, went over hang fire, citing what stupid people have done on youtube videos he has seen and a lot more.
He wants to buy 2 of these G2C pistols and 2 speed safes, one for the first floor and one for the second floor mainly for his wife to have access. Told him before he just buys everything, we need to go to the range so he can shoot my G2C. And decide for sure if is comfortable to shoot.
We go to the range tomorrow. If he can handle the recoil, his next step will be to buy his own (he already wants to buy one though). Will build up his proficiency and the next step if all goes well, is to get his wife to the range after an instructional on basic firearm handling just like my friend had.
I’m so excited and cant wait for tomorrow… going to get some targets and try and find some polymer 9mm. I’m believe the standard ammo he will be able to handle just fine but I want to have different types available for him to try.