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My son told her,
"Hang on to that thing tight, with both hands."
I said TWICE,
"Hold it tight."

1 downloaded target round and 5 stitches later and whoo boy am I the hero of the waiting room.
If looks could kill those nurses woulda had my behind in a sling.

She's laughing and wants to try again.
I feel awful!

I didn't think 13.2 grns 2400 under a 215 grn SWC in .41 mag felt that hot to me.

For some reason, just before she touched it off, I had the strange compulsion to put my hand on her forehead to cushion what I somehow just knew was coming.
Thank God it didn't drive the hammer into an eye through her glasses, but smacked her in the forehead and left a 1/2" split.
She started to cock it for another shot when my son called "time."

Plucky Lass.
This stirs up my PTSD big time.
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Elrod, kind of know the feeling. Out to the range the other day and lit off 3 fast rounds from my 40 S&W, wife standing to close all three pieces of brass went down the front of her blouse, and got trapped. Havant never seen anything like the dance steps she was doing, Was a LONG SILENT ride home. Now we laugh about it . She now stands on my left side when I shoot the 40.

Enjoy
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With novices... read kids (mostly), I try to keep on hand just above their line of sight, in front of the head.  Have caught a few front sights this way.

Oh and I tell novices to SQUEEZE the grips.  This seems to register with their brains more than 'hold tight'.  After all, if it's not falling out of your hands, you must already be holding tight, right!?!?!?

Had a piece of hot brass manage to get stuck inside of my eyeglasses once!  That was not fun, in the VERY short time it was in there, scorched my eyelid and cheek just a bit.  Was red for a few days.  Brass transfers heat very well. @#$^%*! Glocks... throw brass straight up!



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Mike,
Funny: that's exactly what she said!

She was proud she hadn't dropped the piece, and disappointed she hadn't hit the target either.

She's being a great sport about it, but I feel responsible (and AM)!

Sheesh.
Coulda been worse.

Duh.

Thanks for being gentle, guys.
I deserve the rookie roast.
 

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Back in the my Bullseye shooting days there was a blond, blue eyed Texas goddess named Caroline who was learning the game. After three male children and they were all in high school, this gal made the Dallas Cowgirls look like plow horses. She liked to shoot matches wearing short shorts and scoop necked T-shirts.
Most every guy there wanted to be to her left so as to offer her assistance during the center fire and 45 portions of the matches.
That lady could set handgun down, reach up and pull on her t-shirt and bra so as to drop the hot case right on through to the ground, without missing a beat.
My 45 case rests in a place of honor in my reloading room.
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A note to Marshall,

You may need to consider having an option similiar to "tech notes" that allows us to move posts like this one so they aren't lost to time. This series of comments is precious. Combine this post with Elrods comment (humor section) about mistakenly hearing his mothers comment, "not these candles" as "nazi scandals" and it doesn't get any better.

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