GUN First time to the range yesterday.

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  1. Rambro

    Rambro New Member

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    Well i turned 21 last month, and finally got myself a good pistol. Bought a damn near new glock 17 for 200$. Went to the range with my dad and shot his .380(dont know what kind, he said its the model like james bond lol), his .40 S&W, and i shot some .45 rounds and 454 casull rounds through his ruger alaskan. that 454 casull is a bitch to shoot. kinda scary for a first timer at the range, but i didnt puss out. after shootin that 454 it makes me a lot more comfortable with my glock 9mm. but after goin im pretty sure ima keep goin back to work on my aim. anyone got any tips or tricks for me?
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Where'd you get your Glock from? I'll take ten.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I'll just take two - try my luck with some two-fisting, dual-wielding stupidity...
     
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    Get some professional instruction. It'll be hard to get better if you don't know what you're supposed to be doing :)
     
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    its not really a priority of mine, just a new hobby. my step mom is a retired cop so she can probably gimme some good tips. and bout the glock for $200, it was a guy from my class and he kinda owed me a favor cuz i stopped him from getting sent home( wore tennis shoes on a shop night, loaned him some boots so he wouldnt get kicked out and have to repeat the whole year). plus hes a gun nut who doesnt even remember how many pistols he owns.
     
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    Excellent advise. New shooters have a better chance, since they have no bad habits to "unlearn".

    No knock on your mom, but getting shooting instructions from a former cop is like getting a driving lesson from a car salesman.
     
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    :werd: It's funny how people think cop = good shooters and knowledgable in arms.
     
  8. I've shot at the range before while a class from a local college in the criminal justice program was there practicing. These people were having a hard time hitting the paper at 15 yards.
     
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    lol i dont think she's a good shooter, i just know shes better than me, and can most likely teach me more than i know now.
     
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    :rofl:
    If you were wanting to learn any other skill (painting, home repair, DIY surgery, etc) would you want someone that isn't good to teach you even if they were a little better than you? Seriously its your money and time, but learning bad techniques to shoot a little bit better now isn't going to pay off for you in the long run, you'll just have to work harder later to break those habits and learn to shoot right and will have wasted all the time in between practicing something that is worthless.
     
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    anyone got websites with pro tips? cuz honestly im not going to pay for shooting lessons, i got too much other shit to pay.
     
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    I've got some good fundamental tutorial videos bookmarked on my youtube account from a really good shooter. I can't access youtube here at work. I'll get a link of it when I get home tonight.

    Or you can check my page, Look for one of the guys I have subscribed to by the subscriber name " ShootingCoach" or something like that. He has excellent fundamental advise on shooting.

    http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=aristotle13

    If not I'll post links later on tonight when I can access my account.
     
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    Bump because AB13 knows what he's talking about.
     
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