This is a discussion on I Would Appreciate If EVERY DC'er Would Read...About The Basics! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rottkeeper Jeez RG you've got a few strays there. Nice group... Sheesh, you'd think that after almost 30 years I'd be able ...
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I would appreciate it if folks would not talk on the cell phone or text while driving, or if they would actually use the directionals when changing lanes, or just simply pay attention to what the heck they are doing, but you know what, that seems to be asking a lot from most people.
As long as your following safe gun handling skills I don't really care how you aim, or hold your gun, or stand or anything else.
Counting back it has been 29 years since I shot in my first competition. I probably fall somewhere in the middle of the members on this forum as far as years handling firearms. There are times where stuff I do would probably make some folks ask what the heck is that guy doing. However, normally it is no where near anyone in a public arena, but that doesn't mean that I am not safe.
If they aren't putting anyone else, or themselves in danger, let it be. If you can give some guidance without hurting their feelings fine, other than that, just let it go.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Well, I hate going to the indoor ranges here..... especially when my 12 and 10 yr old grandkids start telling people.. "you know that is not safe, don't you".
When they know more than a lot of adults, well.... enough said.
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I learned a long time ago, not to make assumptions about people at the range. It started with an oldtimer and his beat up 1911...cost me a 20 and a bit of humiliation. Expensive to a 20 year old.
Results are what matter most. If someone asks for help, I'll give it. Other than that, I mind my own business unless they are being unsafe. That goes for a lot more than just shooting.
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Question is: whose basics? I have been through GunSite, 30 years in Corps, and several "Firearm Course" after that. All of them taught a different school of "basics" and they all claimed that they were the only ones doing it right. I practice every day with a 317 in .22lr and once a week with my carry 642 and 640. I find that all of the safety training was pretty much alike and has stuck, but the techniques have left long ago and I am shooting more and more closeup and with a modified "pointing over the sights" technique. Since it is a revolver I don't get too hung up in all of the "proper grip" and "limp wristing" school.
Bottomline is that the older I get the more I gravitate toward good trigger control and shoot lot's of times school of shooting. All of the fancy postures , rigs and fancy tricks just don't look all that convincing anymore.
(BTW I get lots of holes in the black center part of the target too!)
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