Things that you've never done that most shooters have done?


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stevekl
November 25, 2005, 07:02 PM
I've never...

...shot a .40 S&W.
...shot a .223.
...shot a long arm with a pistol grip ( :( ).
...shot an automatic shotgun.
...taken a shot at longer than 100 yards.
...owned a 10/22, although I sorta want one.
...intentionaly tried to shoot a mammal or bird.
...used an indoor range.

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RyanM
November 25, 2005, 07:22 PM
Never shot any longarms at all, handsguns only.

jobu07
November 25, 2005, 07:23 PM
Well, i've never shot a .40 s&W, so you're not alone.

Matthew748
November 25, 2005, 07:26 PM
I have never shot at an indoor range and I have never fired a single-shot rifle.

sm
November 25, 2005, 07:37 PM
-Central American Dove Hunting.I want to be so covered up with doves I melt the barrel off the sucker and have to use another gun!! :D

-Praire Dog shoot, including "walking thru town" and using handguns
-Been Pheasant, Woodcock, Chukar...other species of Bird Hunting
-Been Elk, Antelope, Hawg and some other hunting.
-Shoot Bowling pins

I so badly wish we had quail like we did when I was a kid. I have been on some great quail hunts. I will someday attend a Fine Traditional Quail hunt. I mean with the mule drawn wagons, fine dogs, 28 ga SxS's and the Tradition so deep in the air - you can taste it.

I've heard stories ,seen pictures of the driven Bird hunts and such in Spain. I wanna so bad.

Chipperman
November 25, 2005, 07:39 PM
Never been deer or duck hunting.

Sharps Shooter
November 25, 2005, 07:43 PM
-Never shot at an indoor range, or any formal range for that matter - other than when I was in the service many years ago.
-Never missed a deer season since I was old enough to get a hunting license - other than when I was in the service many years ago.
-Never understood why many hunters, believe their pet .30 caliber cartridge (in Dad's case it's a .308 Win.) is the ultimate big game slayer but .30-30s aren't powerful enough for anything bigger than coyotes and 30-06s kick too hard and destroy too much meat.

Black Majik
November 25, 2005, 07:49 PM
I have never:

.....shot a 500 S&W
.....shot a 480 Ruger
.....shot a .460 (whatever that S&W round is...)
.....shot a .357 SIG
.... shot a .17 HMR
.....shot a .22 mag
.... shot a 10mm
.... shot a .41 Magnum
.....shot an AR-15, but yet I've shot an M-16 :D
.....shot a HK rifle of any sort
.....shot a Glock 20, 26,27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
.... shot a Glock 7
.... shot a HK Mark 23
.... shot a Desert Eagle .50 AE
.....shot a Benelli
.....shot a Winchester shotgun
.....shot a .16 ga
.....shot a 28 ga
.....shot a .410
.....shot a Jennings
.....shot a Bryco
.....shot a Raven
.... shot a hi-point
.....shot a gun while intoxicated
.....shot a full auto pistol.
... gone hunting
.... shot competitively
.... had a ND *knock on wood)

I'm such a noob. :evil:

Fairlane63
November 25, 2005, 07:56 PM
I've never shot a lever-action rifle-- I feel so un-american...

Biker
November 25, 2005, 07:56 PM
Well, I've never really enjoyed shooting full-power slugs out of my 870, although that doesn't stop me from doing so.
Biker

MDG1976
November 25, 2005, 08:00 PM
I've never shot an animal.

stevekl
November 25, 2005, 08:06 PM
Yeah there's another one. My 870 is capable of shooting 3" shells and slugs (with its 18" cylinder barrel) yet i've never shot either.

I do OWN slugs and 3" magnums but...i'm afraid :p

John Ross
November 25, 2005, 08:18 PM
Never shot a muzzleloading rifle or shotgun that I loaded.

Just about everything else...

JR

M99M12
November 25, 2005, 08:40 PM
Never shot, and never will shoot with most of you people.:what:

MountainPeak
November 25, 2005, 08:47 PM
Never missed!!!! :neener:

jsalcedo
November 25, 2005, 08:49 PM
I've done most everything except hunt.

Borachon
November 25, 2005, 08:53 PM
Never hit the target.


I just like to point in the general direction and blaze away!:neener:

kahr404life
November 25, 2005, 08:59 PM
I've never gave myself Garand thumb :rolleyes: and I've never shot my foot (close but no cigar:what: ). I don't think I've shot anybody else in the foot either:banghead: .

Atticus
November 25, 2005, 09:01 PM
Never shot in any structured competition.

Freeze N
November 25, 2005, 09:06 PM
Shot my self.

f4t9r
November 25, 2005, 09:14 PM
Shot my self.

I also Have never shot myself
Have never been turkey hunting
Have never fired a fully auto weapon

entropy
November 25, 2005, 09:34 PM
Most people have never fired an automatic shotgun,stevekl. I have shot quite a few semi-auto ones, though, and a DAO revolving one.:evil:

Can't think of too many things I haven't done; mostly I haven't shot much official competition, except ATA and a few Garand matches, plus some service matches. Haven't fired anything over .458 Winchester or 454 Casull yet. (Well, .50 BMG, but out of an M2, and .50AE, but I consider it much tamer than the Casull.) I can't comment about whether I've shot myself or not....:uhoh:

MountainPeak
November 25, 2005, 10:01 PM
I've never worn spandex at a SASS event. I ALWAYS wear pants under my chaps, during firearm events. I like to play fair. It's the cowboy way.:)

Ryder
November 25, 2005, 10:28 PM
Never shot a Glock. :neener:

Never shot a 41mag :(

Never shot a 45gap or 40sw :confused:

Never shot anything larger than a Buick (or wanted to) :eek:

Justin
November 25, 2005, 10:34 PM
Never been hunting.

I'd like to give it a try one of these days.

Larry Ashcraft
November 25, 2005, 10:46 PM
.....shot a 28 ga
You really need to give that a try.
Never been hunting.
Justin, we could fix that. ;)

Rupestris
November 25, 2005, 11:15 PM
This will bug alot of folks here but...

1, I've never shot an AR that was up to my standards when it comes to reliability.
they couldn't make it through a range day without a jam, FTF, or having problems with magazines.


other than that:
2, Never shot a full auto
3, Never shot a Mil Surp.
4, Never shot a battle rifle chambered in .308 .
5, Never fired .17HMR, 10mm, .40, .270, 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mag, .338 Win Mag, .25-06, 7mm-80, .454 Casull and more but it would take too long to list.
6, Never owned a 10/22. Probably won't.
7, Never shot a Panda bear.
8, Never shot beyond 200 yards.
9, Never shot anyone or myself (airsoft and paintball don't count do they?).
10, Never liked or wanted to own a pistol caliber semi-auto rifle.

That should about do it...
cs

VietVet 67-68
November 25, 2005, 11:26 PM
Never shot anybody that was'nt trying to shoot me.

Never pointind a gun at something I wasn't going to destroy.

Never shot a 40 s%w andnever will!!

Keith http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/aiw/delicious.gif

1911 guy
November 25, 2005, 11:32 PM
done cowboy action shooting
killed game with a handgun
shot at more than 550 yards

Now for the things I DON'T want to do:
have an ND
KB a firearm
get "made" while CCW
argue with my wife about firearms (except over who's using what today)

pax
November 25, 2005, 11:37 PM
I do not have a box of useless holsters that didn't work for me. I decided on one, purchased it, and have worn it happily for 5+ years now.

pax

Beetle Bailey
November 25, 2005, 11:39 PM
I have never:

Handloaded my own ammo
Shot a muzzleloader
Shot a blackpowder rifle
Hunted
CCW
Shot in a formal competition
Shot trap/skeet/sporting clays

.... shot a Glock 7

I'd like to meet the person who has.

Farnham
November 25, 2005, 11:48 PM
I've never fired a Garand or a 1903A3. :uhoh:

I've never fired my 7mm Remchester Ultra Super Mag Sabot 5 times in a year and then gone deer hunting with it. :neener:

S/F

Farnham

Kurush
November 26, 2005, 12:16 AM
I've never been hunting either. Virtually all of my guns are milsurps or kit guns so I've never shot most of the modern hunting rifle calibers.

Bluey
November 26, 2005, 01:45 AM
I've never:
-fired a centerfire rifle, I'm still working on getting my first. Study got in the way, now it's where I live.
-Never fired a semi-auto, and probably never will with the current gun laws.
-Never fired a handgun, and like the above, probably never will due to the current laws.

Basicly there's a stack of stuff I havn't done yet, but I'd like to.

Detritus
November 26, 2005, 01:51 AM
Only thing that i have not done, that based on what i've observed most of the rest of my fellow shooters have done at some point in their shooting lives...

fired a shotgun shell that contained a payload that was NOT #7 or smaller shot. no slugs not buckshot none of those weird "novelty rounds" just run of the mill dove & quail loads, or Winchester AAs made for trap and skeet.

psyopspec
November 26, 2005, 02:28 AM
I've never visited the Blackpowder, Harley Nolden, or Gunsmithing sections of THR.

redneck2
November 26, 2005, 10:25 AM
Wow. I thought I had a fairly limited experience, but I've done about everything above but go elk or bear hunting or shoot at a person (been real tempted a few times) Like to go on a PD hunt next year

Never fired .17HMR, 10mm, .40, .270, 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mag, .338 Win Mag, .25-06, 7mm-80, .454 Casull

Never thought about it much, but I've shot every one of these except the 7mm-08. Own 5 of these calibers right now. At one time or another, I've owned a 12,16,20,28 gauge and .410

Went deer hunting about 6 hours ago with a 12 ga, 3" slugs. Killed 50+ deer over the years. FWIW, I shoot 3" Remington copper solids. They get your attention, but I've fired guns that kicked worse. Need a good recoil pad. Makes a world of difference

I've got several single shots (including a .45-90). Fired about every caliber listed including elephant rifles. Have a mil-surp. Been in rifle competitions up to 1,000 yards. Shot full auto. Load my own. Shoot clays. Killed about everything that flies, walks, or crawls around here

I'm suprised more guys here don't handload. It's really pretty easy and saves a ton of money on bigger calibers.

Bridger
November 26, 2005, 11:10 AM
Yeah there's another one. My 870 is capable of shooting 3" shells and slugs (with its 18" cylinder barrel) yet i've never shot either.

I do OWN slugs and 3" magnums but...i'm afraid :p

Don't be a sissy! ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/BridgerNY/3inchslugmuzzleflash.jpg

Actually, a couple rounsd of it out of that short barrel gives me a slight headache! But it seriously isn't so bad.

As for what I haven't done, I have never...

...shot at an indoor range
...participated in action shooting events (yet! I need to find some near me!)
...never handloaded

And probably some other stuff. I'm surprised that some of you have never fired long guns!

marklbucla
November 26, 2005, 02:58 PM
I Never...

Shot a Handgun cal. bigger than a .44 Magnum.
Shot a Rifle cal. bigger than a .223.
Shot at distances longer than 25 yards (and actually cared whether or not I hit anything)
Did a competitive shoot more than once.
Hunted.
Reloaded ammo.

Now, everyone Drink!

TheEgg
November 26, 2005, 04:42 PM
I have:

Never purchased something because it had 'tactical' painted on the side.

Never worn cammo expect when actually, by G*D, hunting.

Never purchased any kind of LBE or thigh holster, or anything else made out of cheap black nylon.

Never drunk a case of beer and then shot up the empties.

Never added vertical grips, 'rails', lights, or wind indicators to my AR-15's.

OK, am I in enough trouble yet, or should I go on?:neener:

redneck2
November 26, 2005, 04:51 PM
Reflections...

I also find the number of people that have never hunted incredible (assuming they want to hunt....and why wouldn't you???)

The number of people that have never fired centerfires or shotguns

Never shot at an indoor range

Participated in what I consider normal shooting activities

Guess I take a lot for granted

If anybody's in north central Indiana and wants to reload or shoot something they haven't shot, PM me.

NWTF has a strong program to get youth hunters involved. I used to have a hard time seeing what the big deal was. Makes more sense now

dasmi
November 26, 2005, 04:56 PM
I've never shot a lever-action rifle-- I feel so un-american...
Also never been hunting, and I've never handloaded.
Never shot a 28 ga, never shot a .480 ruger, never shot a .41 magnum.
I have shot a .500 S&W, and it isn't that bad.
Oh, and I've never owned a shotgun, or semiauto pistol. Yet.

Bridger
November 26, 2005, 10:35 PM
Reflections...

I also find the number of people that have never hunted incredible (assuming they want to hunt....and why wouldn't you???)

The number of people that have never fired centerfires or shotguns

Never shot at an indoor range

Participated in what I consider normal shooting activities

Guess I take a lot for granted

If anybody's in north central Indiana and wants to reload or shoot something they haven't shot, PM me.

NWTF has a strong program to get youth hunters involved. I used to have a hard time seeing what the big deal was. Makes more sense now

Personally even if there was an indoor range near me I probably would not shoot there except under the worst of weather conditions (cold freezing rain).

Other than that, I shoot outside year round, even when it's snowing.

Sinsaba
November 26, 2005, 10:46 PM
Never been hunting ... maybe one of these days
Don't have a hunting rifle
Don't have a clue as to how
Don't have any place to go

I should be picking up something in a .308 next year (I think that's good enough) but I'm lost on the rest.

ny32182
November 26, 2005, 11:07 PM
There have been quite a few already listed that I have never done, but I think the oddest things I have never done are:

-Never owned a pistol that isn't/wasn't SA/DA
-Never owned a non-semi-auto rifle
-AR-15 is the most reliable autoloading rifle I have ever seen.

-I've never been hunting either, or shot any living thing that wasn't a plant or an insect.

VirgilCaine
November 26, 2005, 11:21 PM
...shot any living thing that wasn't a plant or an insect.

:what:
That cockroach was HOW BIG?

Jedi_7.62
November 26, 2005, 11:53 PM
1. Never shot a 50 BMG
2. Never shot full auto
3. Never shot at a shooting range
4. Reloaded my own ammo
5. Never shot a pistol bigger than 44 magnum (500 S&W or 454 Casul)
6. Never shot a rifle bigger than 308 or 30 - 06
7. Never shot a Garand
8. Never shot at anything bigger than deer.
9. Never shot a Dragunov
10. Never shot a grenade launcher or rocket launcher.
11. Never shot a SAW
12. Never shot anything so big it had to be mounted to a vehicle or a deck.


This is a little off from the original post. It is actually just a list of things I would like to do.

alellis
November 27, 2005, 05:13 AM
I've done a lot but the list of what I haven't done is way longer than what I have done.

Hopefully have a good few years left to do a lot more.


al

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