Yesterday I left work early and when I got home, my daughter asked if we could go to the shooting range. Normally I get home too late to do this. I happily agreed. She usually shoots a .22LR rifle, but tonight she wanted to try the pistol out.
The pistol is a Ruger Mark 3 .22LR caliber pistol. It’s one of my favorite pistols to shoot and it’s a perfect for someone (like her) just learning how to shoot a pistol.
If you look closely at the target, you can see a thick yellow line at the top center of the target. Those are where the bullets struck the target. I took the picture just after she fired her 8th shot. When we pulled the target in to check the target, all 10 shots had hit “right there”.
You are correct, she is not hitting the “bull’s eye”. Learning to shoot well enough to get the bullet strikes clustered together is the difficult part. A simple adjustment of the pistol will move the cluster to the bulls eye.
Since it’s my pistol, and it’s adjusted for me, she had to be content with “clusters”. When she turns 21, if she wants a pistol, I’ll get her one. I will also buy a *strong* lock box for the pistol…it’s the gun owner’s equivalent of a pool owner’s fence.