First time shooting

First time shooting

This is a discussion on First time shooting within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; so i went up to sunset hills today. i was a little nervous being the first time ive gone to a range, and the first ...

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    First time shooting

    so i went up to sunset hills today. i was a little nervous being the first time ive gone to a range, and the first time ive ever shot a gun. my family is mostly anti-gun, so i was never really around them. and was sort of taught to be afraid of them, in a way... idk, but anyway...

    im pretty sure dave was my instructor. really nice guy...

    i shot a glock g17 9mm and a springfield xd 9mm, before i got a txt from a friend and had to go.

    ran 12 rounds through the glock, and only 6 through the XD, and i have to say my first gun will be a glock. i like the way the trigger feels all the way through the pull, and though he said there was more kick on the glock, i felt it less.

    heres my targets, the left is the Springfield... right is the Glock


    i couldnt stop grinning on the drive home, everytime i looked over to the passenger seat and saw my targets :D

    ill be taking a friend up there this sunday. so yea, im officially addicted, and cant wait till payday.
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    First off, welcome to the lifestyle; that of those who believe in defending one's self and those they care for!

    Second, very nice grouping. What was the distance on those?
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    distance is a good question.... i dont know the actual distance, and forgot to ask, but it was 3 rafters after half way... so maybe someone here knows what half way is ?

    it wasnt very far. but i also didnt have it against the paper.

    ill be going back sunday and will be sure to mark all targets with range, TOD., pistol, ammo, AND instructor :P lol any other info i should get ?
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    sounds like maybe 10 yards,and those are pretty good for first time shooting a handgun
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    Good shooting, and welcome to an amazing sport AND lifestyle!
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    Glad to see you join the "gun crowd".
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    +1 on the Glock.

    Nice grouping. Remind me NOT to break into your house.
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    Great grouping no matter the range. Oh yeah, you are now hooked. If you are married or a GF go ahead and tell her this will never wear off. She could be next.
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    Welcome to the dark side! Glock is a great choice!
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    so i set that image as the background on my computer, now whenever i go online, i get the biggest grin in the world
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    Looks like more than twelve on the 'B' silhouette to me. But hey--they're all in there where they belong. Congratulations on breaking ground! For all intents and purposes, that excites some of us as much as you! Keep up the good work!

    i couldnt stop grinning on the drive home, everytime i looked over to the passenger seat and saw my targets :D

    ill be taking a friend up there this sunday. so yea, im officially addicted, and cant wait till payday.
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    Welcome aboard. Sounds like you have a good instructor. That's a huge advantage. Don't squander it. Take him out to lunch or something.

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    Nice grouping! Now what in that text message could have been more important than continuing putting rounds downrange???
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    well it was mostly to see if ide be able to get there when i go up with a friend this weekend, but then i got there and figured, i drove all this way, why not put a few down range... but the text was a snap back to the real world where i had to go food shopping and all that fun stuff everyone loves to do...

    im kinda laughing at myself inside because im so proud, but i think i did pretty good for this being the first time i EVER shot a gun of any kind. :D
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    Nice grouping...and congratulations on becoming a "crazy gun nut"!

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