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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by antediluvianist, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. antediluvianist

    antediluvianist

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    Brought two young ladies to the gunrange yesterday. One was 4feet 11 inches tall, the other was just over 5 feet. Well, they limpwristed the G17. YeGods. No problem with the Smith&Wesson 686+.

    Oh, yeah, limpwristing on that light Glock frame is sure possible. At least for these two (small) young ladies, looks like a revolver will be better, at least for starters.

    (The young ladies were high school teachers in a slum area of Los Angeles - I thought it would be good for them to at least experience once the weapons that their students use. One of the teachers said she will hang up the punctured paper target sheet on her wall back at school. Well, they found the experience of shooting "educational". They prefer the revolver.)
     
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    jmy Still Alive Lifetime Member

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    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Ante, how did they shoot the 686? DA or SA?
     
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    Alexii, mostly SA. They did pop off a few DA. They could pull the trigger (accuracy was bad but generally between the adam's apple and groin of a body-shaped target.)The main problem they had with the Glock was limpwristing, and the fact that it recoiled more, given its much lighter weight than the 686+.

    They asked me- referring to the Glock- "So that's what they use for drive-by shootings?" I said, " well, probably a gun like that, rather than a gun like the revolver."
     
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    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Ouch. Remind us never to mess around with these ladies.;f

    I bet they'll shoot better with an all-steel 1911, what with the slim grips and less possibility of limp-wristing a heavy pistol.
     
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    Valor1 Range Bum

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    I agree with Alexii. there is nothing like a well tuned 1911.
     
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    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    you're right there, my wife weighs 98 pounds and is 5 feet in height. Here's my experience on my wife's firearm preferences.
    She prefers my Norinco 1911 to the Colt Python and detests the recoil of my Taurus Model 85 snubbie,which almost hit the top of her head when I let her fire it ;f. She doesn't care for the Glock 30 and the HK as its grip is too big for her hands and finds my STI too nose heavy(but she likes the grip).:) She also doesn't like the heavy trigger of the Taurus PT111(which is what I let her carry). When I asked her at the gun show what gun she wanted if I had the extra cash, she said she wanted the STI Trojan;g (patay ang bulsa)
     
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    doctabako,
    your wife has great tastes for a gun. ;f
     
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    psst..deebeedee, deebeedee, wanna buy, dvd? este trojan clone pala?...hehehe ;f
     
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    jmy Still Alive Lifetime Member

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    I went to North Star this afternoon and the first thing that the shooting range owner told me was about you bringing two ladies with you to go shooting.He told me that they were your nieces.

    jmy
     
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    Yes, JMY. That must have been Caloy Tuason you spoke to.

    My two teacher-nieces work in a school in an L.A. district called "Compton". Maybe some of the California-based BOGs know it (I don't). Is supposed to be a pretty tough neighborhood.
     
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    ante: wow, Compton is synonymous to NYC's Harlem district!
     
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    Good show on the shooting lessons!

    I also agree that a steel framed 1911 is the way to go for just about any beginning shooter. In the case of smaller shooters, you can use thin grip panels and a short trigger. Also, 9mm in a 1911 has almost no felt recoil. It's not much different from shooting a .22LR pistol.
     
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    This city can be compared to Tondo during the late 50's (or worse).
     
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    My hats of to the 2 teachers!!!

    Compton used to be or maybe still is one of the thoughest neighborhood in the Los Angeles area. Heavily populated by Afro Americans. Possibly the very roots of the famous Blood and Crips gang that we all hear about. Yup, just like Tondo if compared to a rough neighborhood in the Philippines.
     
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    OH, I see. Compton is pretty bad, huh? No wonder they talked about drive-by shootings.

    Well, as I said my neices are quite petite - 4' 11 inches and just about 5 feet - and they had some difficulty racking the slide on the Glock 17. They preferered the revolver. Hand/wrist strength can apparently really be an issue with small women. First time I actually saw it happen (they had a hard time racking, and limpwristed.)
     
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    I think your nieces should move to a safer and saner place to do their teaching. I suggest ... Indiana! [​IMG]


    I'd be happy to continue coaching them with the shooting too. ;N
     
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    rhino, from what you've posted in the T-shirt thread (XXXXL) I am inclined to believe that you weigh more than both of my nieces put together.
     
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