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Took 2 new shooters to the range tonight

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by creitzel, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. creitzel

    creitzel Member

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    I took a couple of guys from work to the range tonight. They both were kind of anti gun until tonight :) One of them is Canadian, and pretty much was ignorant about guns altogether. The other one is the type to ask questions like "Why do you need that" etc. As a matter of fact, it was a discussion that he and I were having along those lines that prompted me to invite him to the range.

    We put about 300 rounds through my Mark II, and a Smith and Wesson 317 .22 revolver. We also put about 50 rounds through a Sig Sauer .380.

    They both were uptight about the trip before hand. And they both left my house with huge smiles on their faces tonight :) They are both considering getting their own guns now.

    All around, it was a good experience. I am finding that I like introducing new shooters to the sport :)

    Just thought I'd share :)

    Chris
     
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    Good on you! I've found in about 40 years of shooting that one of the best ways to win over an anti is to take 'em to the range. :D

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    Well done, Chris. Every time we introduce someone to firearms, that's one more that will see through the anti's weak & emotion-based arguments.
     
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    I've gotta say that there's nothing better than a .22 revolver for a newbie. :) Ever since I got my little Heritage Rough Rider, I've been starting 'em out on that so they get used to the 4 rules and a horrible sight picture before moving them up to something more powerful and easier to aim. :evil:

    For some reason, they always seem to like either the Vektor SP-2 or the Bersa (God rest her soul :( ) the best, depending on the person. Can't say I blame them, but they never seem to really want to take more than a couple shots with the Mauser. :confused: :p
     
  5. creitzel

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    They liked the .22 revolver, but

    they both liked my Mark II the best. Everytime I've taken newbies to the range, they all seem to gravitate to my Mark II (granted, it is the only gun I bring with me for them to try, but I usually rent 2 or 3 others at the range for them as well). I have to say, I'm rather fond of it myself :)

    It was really funny in that the guy who was the most vocally anti-gun at the outset, was the one who was still shooting when our time was up, and I was cleaning up to leave. I practically had to pry the gun away from him, and promise that I would take him again. :) Of course, I told him that he buys the ammo next time :evil: I really felt like I did some good for our sport by converting him :)

    Chris
     
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