Positive range experience with newbies


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KAR120C
January 9, 2006, 12:28 PM
A couple of my coworkers kind of nervously joked with me when they found out I had a permit, and liked to shoot. They aren't gun people, and were surprised that I was, I guess because I didn't fit their notion of what a gunny would look/act like.

Things changed when I told them I'd gotten a Garrand ;-) Their historical interest got the better of them, and I took them to the range. Much fun ensued, and in addition to the Garrand and Enfield, they fired several handguns, including (amazingly enough) my 12 oz. scandium j-frame in .357 :eek: They thought the recoil strong, but not unreasonable. Impressive performance for newbies.

Now one of the guys says his wife was a little put out that she wasn't invited too. So... I sense another trip to the range in the future.

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Oldtimer
January 9, 2006, 01:23 PM
Good for you! You gave your co-workers a positive shooting experience that may have changed their minds about the "typical" gun owner! Not all of us are "kooks", and I'm sure that you made a good impression on them! If any of them show more of an interest, make sure to help them along!

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