Doing my part....

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    Doing my part....

    Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take a friend (who had only fired a gun once in his life) to the range. This is the first time I've been able to do something like this, and it was actually a lot of fun; we went over gun safety beforehand, spent some time working with my G17, G21, G26, and Bersa .380, and I had him shooting some nice tight little groups before the day was done.

    I talked to him earlier this week, and he told me he had just put a G23 on layaway, and is looking into getting his carry permit.

    I'm planning on taking another friend (who has never held a gun before) to the range in a few weeks. As someone who goes through their days pretty much surrounded by anti-gun (or pro-gun, anti-carry) people, I feel like I'm finally doing something to change it.
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    Way to play for the team!
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    doing my part

    job well done packing 45. i've done about the same with some
    friends/family members. and they really had a good time.
    get em started down the road to exercise the 2A, self defense
    and the fun times at the range.
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    Great .

    Most people who have never held a rifle or pistol do not understand how much pleasure and excitement there is when you punch little holes in a paper target or send a few tin cans flying.

    They get hooked real quick and it is then that a better understanding of weapons and the use of them in protecting themselves and their families can be learned.

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    Great job, it's always a good feeling to know you've passed on a skill and knowledge base to the curious and/or unknowing. I have some work to do myself, my mother WILL NOT even look at a handgun... lol

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    Thanks for doing your part to add to the CCW team...isn't it fun?
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    I am taking a family member to shoot a handgun for the first time today
    "Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
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    Good job and thanks for giving someone else a positive experience with shooting.

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    And the best part....

    You brought them into the Glock fold!!

    Congrats and thank you
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

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    Very Sneaky! I like it. Way to go!!!
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    great job

    the more the merrier
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    Good job
    It is always a great thing to see how people who have never shot get so excited when they hit the target !!!

    If each of us could get 5 new shooters, think of the difference it would make !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    And the best part....

    You brought them into the Glock fold!!
    I like my Glock 23.

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