So, yesterday I went to the range with an old friend and his wife. They asked me if I would give them some instruction on their SWM60(.357) and their Remy 870 Express (7 rounds). He had a bad experience with an aquaintence who had him shoot .357's out of the little 5 shot his first time out. That same friend had him shoot slugs out of his gun. He hadn't shot them since.
We started with his little revolver which I loaded with some .38 Special's which were loaded light. After some basic safety and marksmanship instruction he and his wife were doing well hitting the target CM from about 5 yards. However, after about 20 to 25 rounds she was getting tired of the trigger and the recoil. He wasn't as tired but was starting to jerk the trigger.
My 22 y/o daughter was shooting her G17 right next to us and was nailing CM. My friends wife had taken notice. She asked me about my daughters gun.
I gave them a little break and that's when I pulled out a Glock 19 and a Glock 17. Those mags were were loaded with WWB 115gr. FMJ. Again after some basic instruction I had them fire at new targets.
Immediately I saw the difference. Suddenly my friends wife was no longer tired. She was hitting CM with ease and I saw a smile. Even I was amazed. Then it was his turn. I reloaded a mag for the 17 (which she was partial to) and had him fire away. Dead on CM. Of course I explained the benefits of capacity, reliability, ease of maintenence, etc.
She asked me how much a 17 would cost. The light had been turned on for them. Now it was my turn to smile. I explained to them about GSSF and the discount and they will be filling out applications right away. Of course they asked if we can all go out to shoot the 17 again soon.
Mission complete. That's four converts in two months. I feel good!
p.s. the 870 instruction was conducted with bird shot and they enjoyed it also.