GUN Newbie range question

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  1. Jon91SE

    Jon91SE OT Supporter

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    So I am looking at buying my first gun but have never shot a handgun before.

    I want to go to the range to shoot and get the feel for a few different models but how does this work? Will there be someone to guide me till i get the hang of it? Show me some gun basics?
     
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    Have any friends that shoot? go with them, no ranges here rent guns but I imagine you pay they give you the gun and send you to your lane, definently no instruction included, if you know nothing at all really maybe you should take a class first.
     
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    I have one or two friends. That does sound like the best way
     
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    Get them to show ya some of the basics first then, buy a couple boxes for whatever they got see how you like theirs then try going for rentals.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    At the range I go to the guys enough are nice enough to show you the operation of the gun, but they wont go the lane with you. I agree take a friend who has shot before to show you.
     
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    Id sign up for classes just so you dont learn your friends bad shooting habits if he has any :dunno:
     
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    Almost every range offers beginners shooting classes which go over all the safety rules, proper gun handling, etc. etc.

    Also, this was originally posted on ARFCOM and is a good guide for someone looking to buy their first handgun:

     
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    my range will go back there with u and show u the basics
     
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    Same.

    They will load one round in the mag at a time and stand back from the firing line until you get comfortable.
     
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    Go read that army PDF guide.
     

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