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sybarite
04-29-2010, 10:51 PM
I am starting to shoot trap and am going to look for a gun this weekend. What kind of gun would you suggest? I usually use my husband's 12 gauge but it has too much of a kick. Should I get a semi-automatic?

Missileman
04-29-2010, 10:54 PM
I am starting to shoot trap and am going to look for a gun this weekend. What kind of gun would you suggest? I usually use my husband's 12 gauge but it has too much of a kick. Should I get a semi-automatic?

20 gauge dbl barrel ?

Mr. P
04-30-2010, 12:10 AM
I am starting to shoot trap and am going to look for a gun this weekend. What kind of gun would you suggest? I usually use my husband's 12 gauge but it has too much of a kick. Should I get a semi-automatic?

I've shot competitively but not trap. I have a single shot12ga that'll knock yer shoulder off and another 12ga semi that's gentle as can be.

I'd use a few different gauges if you can before you buy.

82Marine89
04-30-2010, 12:23 AM
I agree with MM. Get a 20 gauge dbl bbl and a good set of chokes.

HogTrash
04-30-2010, 12:33 AM
Not even a girl could miss with this. :mm:

sybarite
04-30-2010, 11:49 AM
Not even a girl could miss with this. :mm:

LOL! I think this one is my pick!!

sybarite
04-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the responses. I'm writing this all down and taking it gun shopping with me. We're heading for Cabela's tomorrow.

crin63
04-30-2010, 01:26 PM
I would suggest going out and trying some different guns before buying one. Guys out at the range won't mind letting a lady using their gear to test it out.

A semi-auto 12ga will have reduced recoil. There are also stocks that reduce recoil with piston and spring systems.

My 15 year old daughter loves my 12ga pump shotgun. I put a tactical stock on it so we can adjust the length of pull difference between us and I put on a recoil reducing stock. She hasn't tried the new stock yet.

sybarite
05-05-2010, 10:38 AM
I bought a Benelli semi auto 12 gauge. I absolutely love it. Not much kick at all. I got 14 out of 25 clays my first time shooting!

darin
05-05-2010, 10:47 AM
Excellent! Semi-auto is the way to go; good choice.

Mr. P
05-05-2010, 10:51 AM
I bought a Benelli semi auto 12 gauge. I absolutely love it. Not much kick at all. I got 14 out of 25 clays my first time shooting!

You did well, and Benelli is a good gun. :thumb:

crin63
05-05-2010, 10:57 AM
I bought a Benelli semi auto 12 gauge. I absolutely love it. Not much kick at all. I got 14 out of 25 clays my first time shooting!

Benelli semi-auto is a great choice. I love mine.