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Re: First gun for my wife - ideas?

Postby Erud on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:26 pm

MindSight88 wrote:My wife is a first time shooter, and is "not really a gun person". I don't want to scare her or force her to go shooting.

Any suggestions on:
How do I ease her into the idea of shooting?

What gun should I start her with, and caliber?

Thanks!


Did you get divorced and re-married in the last month or something? :cogitating:

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Re: S&W R8

Postby yukonjasper on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:59 pm

Must be a new posting bot that cuts and pasted posts from one forum to post on another.
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Re: S&W R8

Postby Erud on Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:04 pm

yukonjasper wrote:Must be a new posting bot that cuts and pasted posts from one forum to post on another.


Yeah, I don’t know. Lots of weirdness around here lately...
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Re: S&W R8

Postby yukonjasper on Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:06 pm

Russian interference.......
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Re: First gun for my wife - ideas?

Postby xd ED on Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:34 pm

MindSight88 wrote:My wife is a first time shooter, and is "not really a gun person". I don't want to scare her or force her to go shooting.

Any suggestions on:
How do I ease her into the idea of shooting?

What gun should I start her with, and caliber?

Thanks!

Hi Pete,
That's an intriguing question, coming from someone who claims to be an instructor, with a website featuring a woman's only class, and a female instructor that not only shares the last name of the only guy listed - named 'Pete', but is also listed as co-owner of the training business...
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That might be a real good place to start.
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Re: First gun for my wife - ideas?

Postby xd ED on Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:36 pm

Erud wrote:
MindSight88 wrote:My wife is a first time shooter, and is "not really a gun person". I don't want to scare her or force her to go shooting.

Any suggestions on:
How do I ease her into the idea of shooting?

What gun should I start her with, and caliber?

Thanks!


Did you get divorced and re-married in the last month or something? :cogitating:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=62771


You beat me to it...I didn't read the posts on the page folling that one....

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Re: S&W R8

Postby Erud on Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 pm

Also possible he is Muslim or Mormon, and has multiple wives.
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Re: S&W R8

Postby xd ED on Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:26 pm

Erud wrote:Also possible he is Muslim or Mormon, and has multiple wives.


That could explain the weird posting behavior.

Multiple wives don't always work out as planned.

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Re: S&W R8

Postby rtk on Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:30 pm

I would think Bender will be along shortly to clear this Mindsight88 situation up shortly...
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Re: S&W R8

Postby Erud on Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:45 pm

What if Bender has already been compromised?
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Re: S&W R8

Postby rtk on Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:50 pm

Erud wrote:What if Bender has already been compromised?


Then I guess we are all screwed! :?
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Re: S&W R8

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:23 pm

Maybe he is doing research and getting other opinions on how to respond to this hypothetical?
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Re: S&W R8

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:26 pm

MindSight88 wrote:Sorry folks, I've been busy. Thank you for all your responses. I've been a Semi-auto guy my whole life, started with the Beretta 92 FS after the Navy, landed on the S&W M&P as my consistent carry firearm. Not sure why, always wanted a revolver. Maybe it's because of Clint Eastwood movies, I dunno. The grip will take some getting used to. But I was looking at the S&W R8 because I like the capacity, the look of the gun, generally. Apparently it was made to be a SWAT revolver, so I presume it is made well and sturdy.

My questions are:
Any known issues with firing pin breaking (assuming I don't dry fire the gun).
Does anyone have any experience with the gun and have had any issues?
Any parts break easily?
Is maintenance straight forward?
Any recommendations on oil?
Any trigger issues?

I suppose YouTube is a good place to review any gun.

Thank you for your time and expertise.

Any modern centerfire revolver you can’t fry fire should not be considered. Maintenance on any revolver is very straight forward.
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Re: First gun for my wife - ideas?

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:27 pm

xd ED wrote:
MindSight88 wrote:My wife is a first time shooter, and is "not really a gun person". I don't want to scare her or force her to go shooting.

Any suggestions on:
How do I ease her into the idea of shooting?

What gun should I start her with, and caliber?

Thanks!

Hi Pete,
That's an intriguing question, coming from someone who claims to be an instructor, with a website featuring a woman's only class, and a female instructor that not only shares the last name of the only guy listed - named 'Pete', but is also listed as co-owner of the training business...
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That might be a real good place to start.


That would explain his lapse on knowledge of gun laws.
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Re: S&W R8

Postby Amazi on Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:00 am

I have one I like it, you can dry fire it all day not and nothing will happen to it. It's a modern firearm is parts are plentiful and it's a revolver so it's kind of primitive and will probably always be legal. I got mine used and noticed the hammer was hitting the frame sent it in and got it fixed..

Trigger sucks just like all post 88 Smith revolvers.
Over priced if you ask me new they got for over 1300+
It's a big revolver not exactly practical for concealed carry
Accuracy is on you the shooter
If ruger made an 8 shot I'd have that instead..
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