She started with a .380, thinking she may be ready for a .45 she has put a couple of hundred rounds through my Glock 41. Pretty good with it as well.
Similarly I shoot often usually once a week but I don’t shoot a ton of ammo. Usually shoot between 150 and 200 rounds Max mostly through my EDC and my favorite secondary EDC.
I don’t think I need to go every week but I enjoy it and get out of the house and it’s a chance to socialize with the folks at the range that I belong to. Kudos on training your daughter. It can become a lifelong skill that not only will give her confidence and a sense of security but also can become a most enjoyable recreational activity. I think sometimes some people may take it so seriously they forget how much they enjoy it.
I’ll be 95 this year. Upper body and arms in decent shape, eyes not so much, lower back and legs are about shot. Therefore I don’t shoot much but dry fire keeps my trigger handling in shape. If I try to focus on the sights the target will get blurry but I focus on the target and bring hands and gun into view sothat I know sights are lined up but I am not really looking at them - concentrating on the target. This actualy works quite well for me. Distant vision is still good enough much farther than I woild ever try to hit anything with any handgun.
I taught my daughter at a young age about firearm safety, she learned pretty quickly how to handle a firearm, clean, assemble, and disassemble one. She got traumatized at college, so it took awhile before she felt like she was ready.
She called me, completely out of the blue one day and said she wanted me to go to the range long story short. I wind up training her, her roommates. I also get her a USCCA membership and I pay another USCCA membership for whoever is her roommate. Got her 5 year Concealed Carry permit as well.
Last month she says she wants to go to the range. I am planning to only shoot out my EDC ammo. So she is in one handgun lane and I’m in the other. I bought her a .22 to plink with and S&W Shield .380 EZ for home defense.
I shoot 50 rounds of my EDC. Pretty good day. Still trying to keep it brief. She says she wants to try my .45. I get 2 more magazines out of my range bag I talk her through the differences between a .380 and a .45 and she goes to work. Wound up buying her 200 rounds of range ammo. It was a good day.
Good for you.
Have you been watching me in secret?
Had both eyes done about 2 years ago. Remarkable! Found out I had not been seeing colors for quite a while. I opted for max distance vision in both eyes (which meant readers for close up) and would not have a do over on this. A little bit of lights haloing at night, but that is approving over time. The drops regimen is a pain, but the results of not doing it right are unthinkable. I also never go outside or drive without sunglasses. Best of luck!
All I can say is that it worked for me and 2 years later there are no spots
Welcome to the family brother @geoffbeneze and you are in the right place at the right time.
Hey Mike, I know it’s not the fix all, but something else I tried was a different script on contact lenses. I had a great Dr and he didn’t care if I brought my gun into the office and tried contacts that allowed me to get a clear sight picture and allowed me to wear them and drive safely. I like the dots though now. Good luck.
Dale, 94+ and still goin. Fantastic! I don’t think I’ll make it but I’m ok with it. Glad to hear the grass is still green under your feet. Hood Bless:pray:t2:
My wife and I did it backward from you, having the short vision corrected and wearing out glasses for far vision. The results, for what we wanted, have been wonderful. Our reasoning is that as we age (and we’re already there), more and more of our activities will be “close up.” Reading, movies, reloading, etc, etc. We both wear our glasses for shooting. Whichever approach you take, waiting to have cataracts removed is limiting you to a whole array of pleasures.
Let us know after your left is done!!!
I will. Going to be about 10 more days. My surgeon took a week off to go to the Super Bowl and that pushed everything back.
I’ve been carrying my snub with a CT laser grip since the last eyeball overhaul because it’s easier to see than the optics on my usual carry pistols. Being left eye dominant the optic dot looks like a glowing dandelion seed ball through the cataract. .
UPDATE, since you asked:
Second cataract surgery went well yesterday and I can now see through both eyes, although I need reading glasses for up close stuff.
I’ll probably get bifocals again only this time just correcting for close up reading and prism (slight double vision) and wear them all the time. I’ve been wearing glasses since 4th grade so that’s no big deal, plus I’ve got those Tommy Lee Jones bags going on and glasses help camouflage them.
Plan to go to the range this afternoon but have dry fired enough since the surgery to see that I can see the dot in the Holosun and not a bloom.
Had you been using a Red Dot before or what the change to the Green Dot from the Iron sights?
Hello and welcome @Philip119
I had irons then red dot then green dot. The change from irons yo red dot was quite an improvement. The change to green dot resulted in quicker overall tracking and increased daylight visibility.
Green dots for me for four or five years. Simply easier to pick up.
Welcome to the family brother @Philip119 and You are blessed to be here.