GUN pretty new to guns.....

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  1. familyguy1

    familyguy1 New Member

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    ok if i ever wanted to practice shooting, i mean not at a range,or a real gun(to just get the feel for it) like just with an airsoft gun( a pistol preferably) wat type of gun would u recommend(if this is spam or not allowed, u can delete it)


    and thanks. :) im a newbie to guns
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that getting an airsoft gun isn't going to teach you much ... anything ... about shooting. An airgun might teach you somewhat more about marksmanship.

    I'd get a 22 target pistol of some flavor. I understand that the Walter P22 is well regarded, as are the Ruger models.
     
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    alright i guess ill try it... geez dont need to be jackasses, just asking.
     
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    You haven't been here long.. oh, wait.

    While WMD is easier than most forums, you're going to have to deal with it.

    Airsoft doesn't become a meaningful training resource until you're very familiar with continuum of force, weapons handling, and other skills that don't come without training.

    Look at local ranges for classes you can take, beginners firearm courses, introductory classes you can take, and then try out different firearms at the range, both handling and firing. Look in the phone book.
     
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    dude, if you think that was being a jackass, i pray you never go to the main forum :ugh2:
     
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    um, yeah. Textbook case of someone needing several beginner firearms courses
     
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    :rofl: that being a jackass? yeah right
     
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    1) take a beginners firearms course
    2) buy a 22 pistol
    3) practice
    4) ???
    5) profit
     
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    no not that being a jackass i meant the Adrunkgerbil guy."shoot yourself in the face" and bigboostdsm,the DUDE...WAIT, WHAT


    and to the guys that said the classes and stuff. ok i will try those out and thank u i got what i needed, and mods, u can close this if u want to
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    If you're injured by someone else's statements, don't quote my well-reasoned and insightful post in response next time, mmmk?
     
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    lol sry about htat
     
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    Minus whale get a Red Ryder.
     
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    If you buy a gun before taking a basic firearms/handgun course first, I hope you accidentally shoot yourself.
    Just don't kill yourself, that's a little harsh.
     
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    I still don't understand this. How do you shoot but not with a real gun? What the fuck am I missing?

    Airsoft is totally different than a real gun. A bb gun is the next best thing, but it's still just a bb gun.
     
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    Blow back airsoft guns are good for training etc (don't get the spring ones). You can learn how to pull the trigger straight back and you can also learn how to rapid fire on it and stay on target. Just don't treat it as a toy and put your trigger finger inside the guard all the time, wave it around etc. A very dangerous habbit will form, treat it as a real firearm so when you get a real firearm you dont' treat it like a toy based on your habbit.
     
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    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-23-35/chap2.htm

    Do a find for .177, :ugh2: yourself.


    2-17. AIR-OPERATED PISTOL, .177 MM
    The air-operated pistol is used as a training device to teach the soldier the method of quick fire, to increase confidence in his ability, and to afford him more practice firing. A range can be set up almost anywhere with a minimum of effort and coordination, which is ideal for USAR and NG. If conducted on a standard range, live firing of pistols can be conducted along with the firing of the .177-mm air-operated pistol. Due to light recoil and little noise of the pistol, the soldier can concentrate on fundamentals. This helps build confidence because the soldier can hit a target faster and more accurately. The air-operated pistol should receive the same respect as any firearm. A thorough explanation of the weapon and a safety briefing are given to each soldier.

    Also do a search on google for force on force training.
     
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    I wouldnt suggest an airsoft gun for getting familiar with firearms. I wouldnt even suggest that for aquainting a child with firearms. I was started out with a bb gun when I was about 8.
    Then when I was 10 he gave me a New England 410 and at 13 I got an Anschutz bolt .22. The whole time, he kept making me clean my guns after each use and threatened me I would never see them ever again if I did anything wrong with them.

    Training with an airsoft gun it like practicing driving a car with a remote control car. Airsoft was invented as a toy and it wont be treated the same. There are some okay gas bb guns out there and can be had as cheaply as any gas airsoft pistol. They can be picked up at your local Walmart and there arent any waiting periods. Just dont expect them to be dead accurate or anything. Just for the firearms saftey part. If you want accuracy the only sure way is with an actual firearm


    Id recommend renting a small caliber handgun at a range like a .22
    Its still pretty cheap for .22 ammunition, about 500 for $10
    I forget the 5 rules, but if theyre not already posted, can somebody do that?

    Also, there is usually something about gun safety as well as safety classes on NRA's website
     
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    airsoft is 6mm brah
     

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