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Used a gun yesterday for the first time.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by iapetus, Oct 8, 2004.

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  1. iapetus

    iapetus Member

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    Found out last week my university has a rifle club, so went to their "come and try" evening.

    (.22LR at 25 yards).
     
  2. Penman

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    Great news! Keep it up, glad to hear that it's a sponsored activity.
     
  3. Damon

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    Hopefully, they also have a rifle team you can join to compete with other clubs.
     
  4. shermacman

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    Excellent! Have fun, learn lots, and bring your friends!
     
  5. Linux&Gun Guy

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    At first I looked at your post count and was thinking WTH? but then I saw the UK part

    Good job
     
  6. buy guns

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    now its time for you to move over here and join the rest of the free world :D
     
  7. erik the bold

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    Nah! Convert the UK to join the rest of the free world! Then....lets go after AU
     
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    One at a time!!! That 22LR will still be making cinverts in 2104. :evil:
     
  9. Wiley

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    You did save the target, didn't you?

    Post a pic.
     
  10. Wayne D

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    A rifle club at a university in the UK! Maybe there's still hope.:)
     
  11. iapetus

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    Will do, when I can find a scanner.
     
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    OK, here's the pic :)

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    The target on the left/top was my first, the right/bottom my second (after being told not to squint).
     

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    Wish I'd done that when I was an undergrad :(

    Just found out yesterday that Princeton University has a rifle club, in a building called "The Armory." This in a town which is about as anti as any in the country.

    - pdmoderator
     
  14. Dmack_901

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    Oh, I thought you "had to use a gun", as in self defense. Good to hear that's not the case. Well, mail your local politician and you'll hopefully be able to do that alot more.
     
  15. Wiley

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    Good shooting, iapetus!

    Your second target was really the better as most of the shots were in a small group. Grouping is what matters not where on the target they are, initialy.

    To help with not sqinting with your off eye (both should be open and relaxed) put a piece of translucent tape on you shooting glasses over the center of the off eye. That will fuzz the image forceing you to use your dominant eye.

    Breath control and sque-e-e-e-ze.
     
  16. Texian Pistolero

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    This sounds very much like a copy of an old U.S. Army ROTC range.

    Have fun!!!

    Next time, ask them about proper use of shooting jacket, and rifle sling.

    I never got up to speed on that, but that's what this is all about.
     
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