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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by joneb, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. joneb

    joneb Member

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    I went shooting with a new friend today at a gravel pit, we shot a few pistols and all went well.
    He asked if I would like to shoot some clays and .22 lr bolt guns, and bring his little Bro (he's mentoring a fatherless 13 yr old) I said sure.
    I have been shooting for most of my life and consider my self a safe shooter, but I am always on the look out for tips with new shooters.
    When I have introduced someone to shooting I give them the gun rules I was taught,
    1. assume every gun is loaded
    2. do not handle a firearm until you have knowledge of its function
    3. if you pick up the firearm, keep your finger off the trigger and keep it pointed in a safe direction.
    4. determine the condition of the firearm, loaded ? barrel clear ?
    5. when you shoot be aware of the bullets path and range, as well as your surroundings.
    Please help me fill in the blanks.
    Thanks
     
  2. mrbill

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    don't point it at anything you don't intend to destroy
     
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    Sounds good to me I wouldn't go past what you've got
     
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    Sounds dumb, but last time I shot somewhere that wasn't a range I had to establish a firing line and explain why it wasn't okay to be firing up infront of people. The only other random stuff I tell new people is what to do with misfires.
     
  5. joneb

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    Not at all, thank you.

    Pdowg, those are the kind of details I need to be reminded of, I take to much of it for granted and with a new shooter I need a refresher.
    Keep em comin,
     
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