Yeah, don’t do this. How are you going to feel if you miss or you hit a weakened spot on the vest and kill one of your buddies?
How many times do we have to see this played out over and over again?
Don’t hand a new shooter a 12G, and especially not a 12G pistol grip. This is not how you make someone enjoy the sport.
There are just so many things wrong with this.
First of all, that archer could miss.
Second of all, the arrow could have deflected into his face, arms, or head.
Thirdly, it could have punched all the way through the shield and not stopped before hitting flesh.
Be safe out there people…
In the grand scheme of things this is a minor issue.
The one thing I would have changed was to train her to shoot with a .22LR.
No kick, and fun to shoot all day long.
I know I’m being nit picky but still, if you want to keep a shooter shooting, you need to make sure you don’t hurt their wrist.
This is why having a shooting position where your weight isn’t behind you so the kick knocks you down is important.
Honestly, this shooter handled it really well, the weapon never swung, and she immediately took her inter off the trigger.
Before you start commenting on the fact that 12G is not a Big Gun, let me remind you that it is relative. When I taught my kids to shoot when they were younger I started them out on a .410. If you way sixty pounds, a 12G is a big gun.
On the other front, when you combine a petite person with a 12G and poor footing, and you are risking injury or death. If you watch carefully that is a semi auto and she takes a shot as she if falling. What would have happened if she swung that weapon towards the person with the camera as she fell?
Please be safe out there…
This is why you were appropriate clothing to the range. Brass is hot, and it hurts when it goes down your shirt.
This could have been way worse though, imagine a hot piece of brass stuck to your eye? – And it looks like she’s not wearing ears either.
Be safe out there….
When I’m with a new shooter I watch two things, the weapon, and the shooter to make sure they can handle whatever recoil they are about to experience.
Whomever handed her this rifle should have made sure her shoulders were in front of her hips so her balance wouldn’t be thrown off.
Teach new shooters good skills, safe skills, and be careful out there…
When the Zombie Apocalypse starts, these are people I don’t want on My Team…
Come on people, that is just not safe. She could have fallen and swept the barrel across others if she did.
Teach new shooters to lean in and make sure their shoulders are in front of their hips.