Sharing airguns with your spouse

by B.B. Pelletier

Today, I’m giving the floor to my wife, Edith. Over the years, we’ve noticed that many blog readers don’t always have the support of their spouses when it comes to buying airguns or even shooting in the house. How you introduce someone to shooting is very important. If you’ve done it wrong, initially, all may not be lost. Here’s Edith’s take on it.

Sharing airguns with your spouse

by Edith Gaylord

How many of you have a spouse who doesn’t want to touch your guns, may be afraid of your guns and possibly even suspects that your guns could cause harm even if no one’s holding/using/touching them? read more


Teaching someone to shoot an air rifle

by B.B. Pelletier

Update on Tom/B.B.: Tom is charting new territory: the doctor has ordered him to eat a lot of calorie-dense foods. Tom’s new to this type of thinking and is actually having a hard time adapting! His bloating/swelling has decreased markedly, and it appears that his pancreas is functioning quite nicely.

B.B. wrote this blog.

This report is similar to one I did about teaching someone to shoot an air pistol, but I’ve thrown in some differences. The differences, however, are practical, especially if the rifle is a spring rifle.

Distance or target size?
With the air pistol, I started my subject at 5 feet from the target. I left the target the same size throughout the entire lesson and backed up the shooter when I felt they were ready for the next stage. Air rifles, however, are different in that they’re often harder to shoot accurately. So, we’re not going to worry about the artillery hold or anything else in this lesson. We’re just going to get out there and teach someone to shoot. read more