Our son is a Marine so he certainly had been around weapons of all types however our daughter had never been involved in hunting or shooting other than helping to eat the rewards. She loves pheasant and frog legs....... Back to the subject. Neither had spent anytime shooting my Marlins so they would be in for a treat. I had joined a local shooting range back in late 2009 and had spent many a weekend shooting my Marlins by myself. One thing I learned quickly was that the other members of the club loved to see what I was shooting and tell me stories about folk they use to know that had
Our daughter started out on my Marlin 783 Bolt action 22 mag and soon graduated to the 1894P 44 mag. She enjoyed both but felt the 444P was more than she wanted to handle. In no time she was shooting very tight groups at 50 yards with the 783 and when we moved to 100 yards she just flat had fun and kept getting better. Some of my best days at the range!