I wish I'd taken a video - it was fascinating watching the muscle-memory kick in. After every shot his hand automatically moved to cycle the bolt, but he was shooting a semi-auto. It took about ten rounds before he finally overcame the urge. I then moved him up to the Para GI Expert.
Until Friday, he'd never even seen a real 1911. He ran three or four mags through this one. He was the first to shoot it (after me, of course), but not the last. We put about a hundred rounds of hardball through it Friday without a single hiccup. (Thanks to The Packing Rat for the photo. Derek's a pro.)
Then I moved him up a bit on the power level:
He must've liked it. He went on to shoot The Packing Rat's California-compliant Saiga.
(Photo credit to Derek.)
On Saturday we shot a couple of stages of Steel Challenge. Our "recruited native asset" with a Ruger 22/45:
It looks like he knows what he's doing, doesn't it? He said afterward he plans to set up a Steel Challenge match in London using AirSoft pistols.
I think he's serious!