Skip to comments.I held a gun for the first time!
Posted on 04/04/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I was visiting a friend who owns two guns and I held his Baretta. I thought I'd be nervous but I wasn't.
What is the proper stance when firing a gun? I know how to hold one correctly.
Just do not do like the fellow in the picture of 22nd post.
I picked up a used Taurus copy with 2 mags for $250
You can get one at Bud’s Gun Shop for less than $600.
OK then. I think I'm getting the picture...
Well, the Beretta shoots straight.
But I just got a Kahr CW45 -smallest pistol I’ve ever fired.
Still need more practice. Not used to it yet.
(My other pistols are a Springfield XDM 45 4.5” Bitone and a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44.)
Never had a gun in my life before Hussein, now I have six since I started last year and that will continue to increase.
If you have trouble racking the slide (pulling back the spring-loaded thing on top that moves in order to chamber a round) on the bigger guns, but still like Beretta’s, check out the Beretta Tomcat.
You can flip up the barrel, drop in a .32 caliber Winchester silvertip then snap it shut, ready to go. Mine’s very accurate, low recoil, like my Bofors.
Or ask mylife to tell you about the small but wonderful, larger caliber Ruger LC9.
(But don’t raise the subject of `striker-fired’ pistols.)
I don’t look QUITE like that,LOL.
I figured that would be the correct stance.
Never under estimate your enemy:
I dont have issues with slides.
Im a guy.
I will say this about the Baretta 92.
Women have no trouble with them.
I am very happy with the LC9
You extend your arm, turn the gun sideways, and fire....... Or watch Tombstone, Powers Boothe's best movie. (/joking)
Seriously, I recommend taking a concealed carry class, even if you don't plan to carry. There's a couple of different stances. I usually use something similar to a Weaver stance, although my dominate arm isn't as extended.
“Welcome to the Party Pal”!
Be careful that you don’t end up like A. Weiner.
Hey there I gots me one of them....
Its a fine design.
Doesn’t matter where you are. The first rule of gun safety is to ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS treat a gun like it is loaded even if it clearly isn’t.
That means you don’t wave the gun around as you are talking or point it anybody in general. Point it away, up or down from everyone else. Even when cleaning it!
You always keep your finger off the trigger until you are committed to firing it. And before you fire it you should have a good idea of where it will go if you miss or it over-penetrates.
Once you get that rule down and in your head and practice it consciously all of the other gun safety rules will be a piece of cake!
Have fun and stay safe!
"This is my rifle, this is my gun....."
I know to be extremely careful. There is no way I would ever take a chance.
Please go take a series of classes and learn from an NRA-Certified Instructor, BEFORE you hurt anyone including yourself.
"I didnt fire it. It wasnt loaded. I just held it to see what it would be like."
I would really like to help out, really I would, but your posts were so 'loaded' I'm afraid it would only get me banned. ;-)
And when your ready....
It’s gonna be a while before I’m ready for that! A LONG while!
That’s JPFO... Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership
All right, all right - you may hold my gun. Just be sure to squeeze it, don’t yank it.
It’s a great movie. Very under appreciated, including the performance by Tom Cruise. He’s quite an interesting, very lethal character. Vincent.
lol...I see someone’s been watching “Sons of Guns”...
Lets keep this g rated ok?
Put a comma between them.
Find an NRA instructor and take the FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation course: http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx
Alternate NRA link: http://www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx
Took a training class (contemplating taking another one at Front Sight in Nevada) and now I own a Springfield 1911 and a Rugger .40 cal. We won't talk about what my husband owns....would take too long :)
What I really want is a Kel Tec. I have back problems and want a lightweight rifle and I like the folding stock. Everyone will say I'm nuts, though!
Enjoy! Have a blast! LOL
Why would that gun not shoot straight at any time? What could happen to that gun to cause it not to shoot straight? I think you really mean that after 20 years RandallFlag can still shoot straight.
I have one just like it and I had not fired a gun in 40 years until I went to the range recently with the Baretta 9mm. No matter where I aimed the bullet went straight. That doesn't mean I hit what I wanted to hit but the bullet went straight. The aim may be off but the bullet still goes straight down and out the barrel.
I watched another scene where he goes through a bar cutting down bad guys left and right. Exciting! I’ll give Cruise his due after watching the video of him training for the part. He went the whole nine yards to get it right.
I believe the entire movie is watchable via youtube in 15 minute parts. But because of a great soundtrack and direction that makes you feel like you’re right in L.A. as the night unfolds, I strongly recommend somehow getting the dvd and watching it on a quality tv. It’s easy to watch and appreciate more than once.
Thanks! I would be just as well of watching it on my ‘puter. It has a bigger screen than my TV. I haven’t really adjusted to the 21st Century yet. lol
Get your mind out of the gutter!