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Online primers/beginner's guides (w/ pictures!) to pistol shooting?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PaladinX13, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. PaladinX13

    PaladinX13 Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    I'm taking a group of about 8 first-time shooters to an indoor range in the near future. I will definitely be walking them through safety and marksmanship there on the range, but sometimes it can be difficult to instruct over the gunfire and the range charges by the hour so I don't have all day to go over each instruction with each individual. I don't want it to get too formal since the main point is for them to enjoy themselves and see firearms as a healthy diversion.

    That said, they were willing to read and take the safety tests as well as look through much of the info on this site:


    The only thing missing from it is handgun marksmanship tips/manual of arms-type information. Granted, I don't expect them to put full magazines through the x-ring, but some basic marksmanship tips helps them hit- which makes the experience more fun- and keeps them safe knowing where the rounds are going. Besides, half of the guys are "by-the-book" types that like to have all the research in their heads even before they ever step out and do it practically... the other half, I don't want to seem like an imposing professor- thus the need for PICTURES (besides, some learn visually best anyways).

    So any good links to help first-timers pistol shoot?

    BTW, I'm thinking-

    S&W M18 .22lr
    Browning Hunter .22lr
    CZ75B 9mm
    Glock G19 9mm
    1911 .45ACP
    GP100 .357 mag

    -in that order. Is that too much for a first time? Obviously if I were "tutoring" someone I'd stick to .22, but these guys have a bit of a macho streak and want to try the larger calibers and hotter loads.
  2. Blackhawk 6

    Blackhawk 6 Member

    Jan 1, 2003
  3. model 649

    model 649 Active Member

    Mar 16, 2005
    Good deed! Sounds like you could use a couple more seasoned shooters with you for that session, where you at? I'm in MI outside Detoilet.
  4. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Central, VA

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