The smiles after their first shots were huge. We all had a ton of fun tonight. Enough so that we'll do it again soon.
We went for a meal after and I mentioned the courses offered at Range Master. Of course D looked their site up right then and after they explored it thoroughly we picked a date for all three of us to take the beginner course.
Then we discussed USPSA and IDPA shooting and they've both already decided they'll need to give that a try. Not bad for two people who had never seen a real gun before this evening. Guess I'd better dig out my old cheerleader outfit and dust off the pom-poms.
The funniest moment of the evening was when I mentioned buying one and P responded, "Oh, I couldn't have one at home."
Then the light bulb lit and with another big smile he said, "Why, I could have one at home."
Out the computer came again as they started looking up prices. The number of choices is overwhelming to such new shooters, but I reminded them that the instructions on the Range Master site said not to buy if you don't already own one and that more experience would help narrow the selection. So I don't think they're going shopping tomorrow, but wouldn't necessarily count on it.
I hope they continue to enjoy it as much as tonight. They'll make good additions to the people of the gun.
And I learned that I know more than I thought I did. If there had not been an instructor available tonight, we'd still have been fine.
Oh, and P is mailing his first target to his Mum.