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Hello. I am from North Tonawanda, NY. I have just recently been granted a concealed carry pistol permit here in gun hating New York. My pistol is on order (a ruger LC9), and I have been in many different boards already trying to learn. No matter how much you read though, some things need to be demonstrated to learn. When It comes to guns, I prefer to learn the safe way rather than the hard way. NO ONE in my family or my wifes family has the capability to teach my anything about them, and the local stores only offer the pistol permit class required here in NY.
I am looking for a member who lives locally, who would be willing to meet with me at a range nearby so that I can learn a few things. I don't need a licensed instructor or anything (escpecially since im kinda broke), I just need someone who would be willing to maybe show me the ropes of proper handling, cleaning, ammunition, etc.
Anyone who would be interested please be forwarned, I DO NOT have any means to compensate you unfortunately. It would be more of like a friend helping out another friend sort of thing. Please let me know if anyone can help me out.
P.S. Love this forum already.....
Welcome from Mesa, Arizona via Fort Bliss, Texas
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YouTube videos might be a good way to pick up many of the basics, too. I don't have a long list of useful links to top-notch vids handy, but I'm sure some folks will be along shortly who do.
YouTube is a great resource, for this sort of thing. There are literally thousands of fairly decent videos (along with tens of thousands of crappy, marginal ones) on the subject of firearms and their use.
Here are a couple to get you started:
- Gun Cleaning 101 -- Handgunner Magazine
- Proper Grip and Trigger Control -- Paladin Press
- Straight Pull for Straight Shooting -- NSSF
- Handgun Presentation, dry practice
- Pistol Malfunction Clearance -- Thunder Ranch
- Shooting Techniques Pt 1: Stance -- Hickock45's Youtube channel. Excellent stuff, this guy. Scroll through all his videos, for a decent collection.
- Shooting Techniques Pt 2: Grip -- Hickock45's Youtube channel.
- Shooting Techniques Pt 3: Trigger Control -- Hickock45's Youtube channel
- Legal Pocket Carry -- Hickock45's Youtube channel
- Advanced Handgun Defense seminar (preview) -- Clint Smith (Thunder Ranch)
- Shoot To Live (1-8), by Massad Ayoob (discussion), Youtube
- Massad Ayoob, various topics related to use-of-force and defensive firearms, Youtube
- The Gun Page -- a general list of information about firearms, clearing jams, cleaning, use of force, gunfights, as well as links to further information and sources.
If you were to pick up one book on the use of lethal force and concealed carry, I'd suggest this one: In The Gravest Extreme, by Massad Ayoob. A little dated, perhaps, but exceptional. Well worth the ~$10 investment.
Congratulations on the new CHL.
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Last edited by ccw9mm; October 20th, 2012 at 08:55 PM.
Welcome from Michigan!
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This thread brings up an interesting situation. My initial training came free of charge from a co-worker. If I have an opportunity to instruct someone I will as a way to "give back" so to speak. Now I do realize that NRA training is ideal and I did get that as well. My impression is there are a lot of honest, giving folks on this forum and you will find an instructor. If you do, thank them and then pay it forward. Good luck!
Welcome from Wisconsin, Acrid! Hopefully you'll find someone locally who can give you some instruction. I'd be more than willing if I lived closer & I'm sure many here feel the same way.
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Looks like there's a rifle/pistol shooting club right in Tonawanda: Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club. Fairly decent rates, too, at $75/yr plus $3/visit. In many places around the country, it's much, much higher. I'm betting you could fine a few old salts who'd be willing to share their time with you, introducing you to some of the basics. It's amazing how many folks won't mind someone looking over their shoulder while they're cleaning, doing malfunction clearing drills, or similar.
Welcome aboard from Michigan!
I learned a lot of good stuff off you tube...BTW, that's a great list by ccw9mm!)
And you could also check with local NRA instructors.
If money's an issue, I'm sure they'll find a way to help you out.
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I second watching Hickock45 on youtube! He has really, really good videos and is a very down to earth and entertaining.
Be sure to see his "How not to shoot a revolver" How NOT To Shoot a Revolver - YouTube
It's pretty amazing and I never knew.
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Hello DJ, and welcome from Missouri to this great forum. Great people and good info here! You are wise to seek training, and I hope you are able to get together with some folks who can provide that.
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Welcome aboard from the great state of Pennsylvania!
Welcome Aboard. Congrats on the NY License......... what a pain, no? Looks like you have already gotten some good advice (above) so you don't need me to yammer on.
Hopefully, somone from your local area has already IM'd you for your basic request.