Used a gun yesterday for the first time.


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iapetus
October 8, 2004, 01:32 PM
Found out last week my university has a rifle club, so went to their "come and try" evening.

(.22LR at 25 yards).

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Penman
October 8, 2004, 01:38 PM
Great news! Keep it up, glad to hear that it's a sponsored activity.

Damon
October 8, 2004, 01:54 PM
Hopefully, they also have a rifle team you can join to compete with other clubs.

shermacman
October 8, 2004, 02:00 PM
Excellent! Have fun, learn lots, and bring your friends!

Linux&Gun Guy
October 8, 2004, 03:58 PM
At first I looked at your post count and was thinking WTH? but then I saw the UK part

Good job

buy guns
October 8, 2004, 04:04 PM
now its time for you to move over here and join the rest of the free world :D

erik the bold
October 8, 2004, 11:33 PM
Nah! Convert the UK to join the rest of the free world! Then....lets go after AU

SunBear
October 9, 2004, 07:01 AM
One at a time!!! That 22LR will still be making cinverts in 2104. :evil:

Wiley
October 9, 2004, 09:03 AM
You did save the target, didn't you?

Post a pic.

Wayne D
October 9, 2004, 10:27 AM
A rifle club at a university in the UK! Maybe there's still hope.:)

iapetus
October 10, 2004, 09:03 AM
Wiley
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You did save the target, didn't you?

Post a pic.


Will do, when I can find a scanner.

iapetus
October 11, 2004, 02:06 PM
OK, here's the pic :)

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1287253

The target on the left/top was my first, the right/bottom my second (after being told not to squint).

Nathaniel Firethorn
October 11, 2004, 02:20 PM
Wish I'd done that when I was an undergrad :(

Just found out yesterday that Princeton University has a rifle club, in a building called "The Armory." This in a town which is about as anti as any in the country.

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Dmack_901
October 12, 2004, 05:31 PM
Oh, I thought you "had to use a gun", as in self defense. Good to hear that's not the case. Well, mail your local politician and you'll hopefully be able to do that alot more.

Wiley
October 12, 2004, 06:12 PM
Good shooting, iapetus!

Your second target was really the better as most of the shots were in a small group. Grouping is what matters not where on the target they are, initialy.

To help with not sqinting with your off eye (both should be open and relaxed) put a piece of translucent tape on you shooting glasses over the center of the off eye. That will fuzz the image forceing you to use your dominant eye.

Breath control and sque-e-e-e-ze.

Texian Pistolero
October 12, 2004, 09:28 PM
This sounds very much like a copy of an old U.S. Army ROTC range.

Have fun!!!

Next time, ask them about proper use of shooting jacket, and rifle sling.

I never got up to speed on that, but that's what this is all about.

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