Originally Posted by lakeriedog
I am a firearms instructor, and love to shoot. AR15 doesn't have any kick to speak of, did you shoot a shotgun too?
Nope, just the AR. Actually I was pretty surprised by the recoil, comparable to a 20 gauge shotgun. I used to shoot M-16's all the time when I was in ROTC and those had no recoil whatsoever. Report was LOUD. I think it might be because it didn't have a muzzle brake on it (just a crowned muzzle).
Haha, or it could be I just got used to shooting .22LR's.
Originally Posted by calico2222
I need to learn how to shoot, but I think my hubby is afraid to teach me
! We just moved to the country and have minor things like coyotes, mountain lions, bears...we even have a black panther spotted in the woods. I thought they were only in the zoo, or somewhere in africa! I don't think I could actually shot anything, I just want to know enough so I could fire a .22 in the air to scare them off and not kill myself! Of course, if a coyote attacking the barn cats or one of the goats...who knows.
The range I went to had a ton of training courses (some pretty in depth). Might be worth looking into if there's a range near you that offers training. I think ranges generally like women shooters too! Very supportive of them.