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Posted on 09/19/2008 4:15:42 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
Let's see the pics. I'm adding something. I know a lot of people just need a couple words of advice so here goes. I'm going to number them and I hope everyone does the same.
2. Join the NRA or the Second Amendment Foundation. If you have any money left, join the Second Amendment Sisters.
2. Buy a Pistol in a caliber you can handle. If you like 9MM, that's peachy. You don't have to explain to anyone.
3. Buy a rifle. I know how hard it is to find a place to shoot a rifle if you live in a city but try to buy one anyway. You can always save up for ammo and then go once every couple of months and keep practicing.
4. Buy a shotgun. Ammo is expensive but most people who shoot the other firearms don't have a problem picking up and getting decent with a shotgun.
5. Buy a Dillon 550B for reloading. Notice I didn't say another brand. There just isn't another brand. You won't save money. You'll shoot more.
6. If you want to be good with a pistol, join the IDPA. They'll show you how to shoot for the price of membership and competition fees.
7. Learn to shoot that rifle at an NRA High Power Rifle Match. You'll learn standing, sitting and prone. You'll be surrounded by expert advice.
8. For rifle shooting, learn natural point of aim. If you stress the rifle to be on target, you recoil will put you back to where you were before stressing to the target. Oops.
9.Targets. If you have your own place to shoot, you can buy a pack of styrofoam picnic plates and then go to Home Depot for light garden fence posts. A fifty pack of plates and a half dozen posts under 25 dollars will take a long time to use up. The plate is held by the top clip on the post.
l0. The perfect handgun for a woman who wants to shoot in competition like IDPA is a Browning High Power in 9MM. It just is.
11. Wilson makes a great magazine for 1911 45 Autos. Mec-Gar is the best handgun manufacturer for the other pistols.
12. If you have a revolver, you owe it to yourself to learn to reload it under five seconds with a speedloader.
13.Never use anything new or untried during a match not even your socks.
I'm saving for that very Dillon myself.
13. Ask for ammo on Father’s Day, birthdays and Christmas. Make it easy on wife and kids.
14) Shoot, Just Go out and shoot. Don’t make excuses, Don’t say “when I have time..”. Make time to go out and SHOOT!
6. If you want to be good with a pistol, join the IDPA.
They’ll show you how to shoot for the price of membership and competition fees.
I’m a rifle/shotgun fan (only a few family members owned pistols/revolvers)...
so for similarly-situatiated folks, here’s the link:
International Defensive Pistol Association
Spend some money for a decent gun belt - thick and stiff enough to hold together under the stress of holstering. It will last you for years. Oddly, mine seems to have shrunk...
Vote for Obama/Biden and they will ban every gun they have the votes for.
You can put that one right up at the top! Once you learn how to establish the natural point of aim on target, shooting through the x ring at 600 yards will become a very frequent thing.
The wilderness instructor’s belt here:
For dress wear, go to Dillon Precision.
1; Vote conservative, not just because there is an r behind someone's name does not make them worthy of our support.
2;I agree with joining one of these worth while groups.
3; As far as pistol goes, one should talk to their favorite “gunsmith” to gain a better idea what should be bought.
4; As far a rifle goes, please see above. I am planning on getting a High Point 9mm. When you are on a fixed or limited income these are the way to go. [IMHO]
5; A shotgun should be in everyone's firearms locker. I really like 12 gauge myself.
6; I have no opion on reloading at this time.
7; There are also a lot of different places to shoot. I learned in the MARINE CORPS.
8; Please see above for this one, but one can not say enough about military experience. And those of us out here, who have this experience, should help those who do not have this.
9; We need to go our local ranges, & support them. Also remember not everyone has access to proper space on their own. So let's go to our local ranges.
10; Please see points 3,4 & 8.
11; I would love to have a 1911, but can not afford one, but I can recommend the High Point .45 [and they are putting a .45 ACP rifle soon]
12; Having carried a .38 revolver for 12 years as a Security Officer, I much prefer a revolver over a semi auto any day. [It is just my personal preference] but when in a gun fight one must keep a level head and just don't spray & pray. Aim center mast and make every round count as they could be you last. But remain calm at all times, for best effective fire!
I already have a pre-ban Colt AR-15, but I am upgrading it with a flat-top upper, 4-rail handguard, vertical foregrip and Eotech 552 sight. In addition I am purchasing the new RRA Elite Comp M4 clone. I have a Kimber Ultra-Carry and a Kimber Warrior. I have a Mossberg 500 but will be purchasing a Mossberg 930 SPX. For reaching out a little farther I have a HK-91 and for reaching out even farther I have a custom built 300 winmag with a Heart barrel, Jewell trigger and McMillan stock. That should suffice for now.
We bought an RL-550B sometime around 2003 or so and have never regretted it! It’s good solid gear and we’ve had practically ZERO problems with ours!
Here’s my next purchase....
14. In order to push yourself into getting better with a firearm, you’re going to have to compete. I covered the disiplines but I have to go a little further.
In order for competition to work for you, it’s important to;
A. Leave your ego in the trashcan. Use the others for advice, counseling and tips. Your fellow competitors will be glad to help.
B. Compete only against yourself. Work to better yourself and don’t worry about winning. A trophy is a glorified dust collector.
C. If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.
Hey, that's a beauty!
Sorry. I guess I am the odd man out, but I prefer the single stage RCBS Rockchucker. Yeah, it is slower and you only do one thing at a time. BUT, with me reloading is my relaxation time. It is kinda a zen thing I guess. I enjoy letting all the stress go as I cycle the press. I don’t churn out tons of ammo, but I do make the best ammo I possibly can every time.
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