GUN First time shooter, anything I should know?

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  1. My plan is to go to the range and rent a pistol with myself and a friend of mine. Any kind of noob threads/FAQ you can point me towards? Not buying a weapon, yet at least...but just to make the first time more enjoyable, I hope to familiarize myself with the basics. :o

    I'm in California....you can't have shit for guns here. :mad:
     
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    Has your friend fired a gun or knows what he's doing?

    I wouldn't recommend two noobs go rent a gun and try to figure it out themselves... that's asking for trouble.
     
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    I agree, however, most ranges offer free instruction on safety and function.

    I'd be happy to head out with you guys if you guys are close enough.
     
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    you're on the right track. find a friend who knows about guns and have him show you the ropes.

    what part of CA?

    also, a lot of WMDers live in CA and own ARs, AKs and some FALs :dunno: just need to know the law :)
     
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    when i first went to a gun range one of my friends gun jammed and he looked down the barrel :hsugh:
     
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    CA AR Crew :h5:
     
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    oh god.
     
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    Darwin was on vacation that day.
     
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    SF bay area. He's a local. Time to break out the assault weapons. :naughty:
     
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    you guys are always welcome to come out to merced for a day :hsughno: we have a (real nice) 25 yard outdoor range
     
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    Thank god
     
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    I thought you were back in SF? 25 yard outdoor range? :ugh: Just keeding. I need something like that to sight in my WASR.
     
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    i'm in SF for my summer/winter breaks (may-august and dec/jan) for my internship.

    :hsd: in merced there is a 25 yard indoor range that rapes you on prices, or a 25 yard outdoor range that requires membership (much better and free to use).

    or, we can drive a little over an hour to fresno and hit up their ranges. they have a rifle range thats a few hundo yards :coold:
     
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    sf assault weapon crew?


    we still need to do a norcal shoot
     
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    in and in :coold:
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    chabot seems like the perfect place to do a group shoot. when are you back out this way hoss?
     
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    I'll be back in SF from late December to late January.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    well then we'll have to do an early january shoot
     
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    is chabot ar/ak friendly? :hs:
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    yes

    last time I was there, probably half the rifles(including my own) were ar's
     
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    oh sweet. i'd like to have my AK-74 built by then :eek3: :x:
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    good shit


    last time I was there, there was a swat unit doing some training on one of the ranges... had a bunch of really short barrel m4's... was weird hearing a bunch of rifles suddenly shooting in bursts and such
     
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    any real rifle ranges out there. rumor is the CA 3 gun series is going to have a nothern CA leg. rumor is Richmond but wondering if there is anything closer. From what I heard richmond didn't have much long range either
     
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    chabot is about the longest one around that I know of... think it only goes out to 200 yards though


    to go longer than that around here you have to head out to sacramento
     

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