Are there any more newby mistakes I can make now to get them over with?

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    I agree, toss the laser for now, and practice.
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    You are trying to get ahead of yourself and succeeding.

    Number one priority: get some professional training. American men are NOT born knowing how to shoot, and very few have the discipline to read and apply what is necessary to self-teach.

    Number two priority: ditch the laser/red dot/whatever gee whiz sights you may have on rifles and handguns and learn to shoot with metallic sights. Better sights DO NOT a better shooter make. BETTER SKILLS do so.

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    Other than pro recognized instructors Its tough to come up with training starting out since your " BS detector" is not properly calibrated and talking a good game is not necessarily having the appropriate skills or the ability to teach same .

    One ave you could explore is to look into the local " combat shoots " and attend them , not only will it be invaluable practice under pressure for your motor skills , but you will find many well trained folk enjoy playing the games also . Most if not all of them will be glad to share what they have learned over the years as well as offer pointers on your techniques ( grip, stance , trigger control , real world -vs- game tactics ect.. ) . One thing to keep in mind is that if someone makes a statement on a tactic or technique they should be able to articulate a reason to do it the way they recommend so always ask WHY . If the reason they give you don't pass the " sniff test " for bs then likely you can just ignore the advise . Keep a good attitude , a smile , and visit all you can with other shooters . This will help a lot untill you can save up for a course in defensive shooting training .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
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    seems ya'll forgot knocking everything off the wall while feild stripping the gun by letting a spring fly loose. (still looking for that peice too.)
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    I have also seen folks " shoot out the light " in a room with the spring plunger on a 1911 more than once lol .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
    We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .

    Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.

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    Practice all the time. Find a safe place and practice drawing, acquiring a target, moving, reloading, and all the essential techniques with an unloaded weapon.

    When Marine recruits learn to shoot, they practice for a week plus without ammo. After that, they still practice a lot without ammo. It develops skills.

    Remember that slow is smooth, smooth is fast. But most importantly, learn your weapon.
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    The best training in the world is free. Dry fire the crap out of your guns. It won't hurt them. Get some snap caps if you want. I dry fire each of my guns at least 100 times a week. Trigger control. Grip control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    The best training in the world is free. Dry fire the crap out of your guns. It won't hurt them. Get some snap caps if you want. I dry fire each of my guns at least 100 times a week. Trigger control. Grip control.
    Don't dry fire your gun if it is a Kel-tec. A no-no per owners manual.


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    That is a poorly designed weapon.

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    Learn the basics of gun handling and shoot till you gun becomes a part of you. Every function- reload, mag release, drawing , ect should be second nature. Once you have these down, then try moving -shooting, ect.
    Dry firing is a great way to learn your gun and trigger.
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    I agree

    I agree with one of the above posters. Slow way down. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Practice going at quater speed and get the muscle memory down pat. Because when the chips are down, we all go back to our training and what we have practiced.
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    Or how about not worrying about speed at all. Just learn the basics, if you dont have a solid foundation, you dont have anything at all.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    That is a poorly designed weapon.
    Maybe that's why they don't cost as much as a Sig???
    An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.

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    SIGs are overpriced. There are a lot of great values in handguns today. The KelTec isn't. Their rifles are pretty good.

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    i think my only advise is to slow down
    get the basics under control before you start hopping around.

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