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 Post subject: Teaching someone to shoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Y'all probably know I work with folks that have developmental disabilities. Well, I went to school today with one of the guys and being a one on one session (we are there to keep him on task) things are kinda relaxed. They do this "Channel One" thing and talking about the upcoming election.

One of the subjects was gun control. Now I haven't figured this teacher out yet and she likes to get me involved in these discussions sometimes.

Anyway, long story short, she mentioned that she'd like to learn to shoot. I told her I'd be happy to help her find a class nearby.

She asked if I'd be willing to teach her. I did explain that I wasn't a certified instructor but I'd give it a little thought.

I'd like to be a certified NRA pistol instructor but just cant afford the class. Any ideas from the peanut gallery are appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:50 pm 
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I've taught a few people to shoot, although I'm not an instructor either.
If it's a brand new shooter, I'll start with a .22.
I usually spend a while before the gun is even loaded letting them handle it, talking safety, explaining the sights, talking safety, showing them how it operates, talking safety, let them point it at the target and make "PEW PEW" noises, talking safety, how to hold it, explain how I grip a gun and why, talk safety, talk a bit about stance and trigger control, talk about safety, etc.
Once I'm convinced they aren't going to point a gun at me or anything very expensive, can keep their booger hook off the bang switch and know which end of the gun is which, I'll fire a couple shots so they know what to expect.
I'll go over the safety stuff again, then let them take the gun, watch and make sure they don't have their finger on the trigger, pointed in a safe direction etc.
Once I'm pretty sure nobody is about to get killed, I let them fire a few rounds.
That's when the smile makes an appearance and they want to do it again. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:59 pm 
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The biggest difference between someone who's certified and just someone who knows that they're doing is the certified guy can charge for it. The way we get people around to like guns is by exposing them to them. Personally, I'd go for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:03 pm 
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Ditto to both the above.. both are good and about covered it all!

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Teach her! Be heavy on safety but don't scare her. We can use all the pro gun people we can get.

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Thanks guys. I need to find a 22 handgun to get her started.

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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
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An excuse to get a .22, it don't get any better than that :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
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Cornhusker wrote:
An excuse to get a .22, it don't get any better than that :mrgreen:

True but I got rid of all my 22s but my squirrel rifle. Ido have a really mild 38 Special load though.

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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:18 pm 
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Scott, what pistol powders do you have?

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Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
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Scott, what pistol powders do you have?

My 38 powder puff is loaded with 2.7 grains of N100nf. A little over 600fps.

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 Post subject: Re: Teaching someone to shoot.
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Yep, that's a powder puff that a new shooter should adapt to with ease!

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Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretence of taking care of
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Thomas Jefferson

Not having Windows on your computer is like
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Peanut Gallery??

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Peanut Gallery??

Aren't we all just a bit nuts?

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