I think it would be good to get any kind of gun safety manual out there. They'll teach ya all the basic fundamentals before you even go to the range...
Before you even handle a real gun, you should read a little about it or just have someone irl show you proper technique.
I played around with one of those rubber guns just learning the simple push-pull technique and stance, as well as proper grip for auto handguns and loading, unloading (dummy rounds) and where the safety's were on the guns I'd shoot before even going to the range.
Not saying it's the way to do it, but it sure helped my confidence and prevented me from screwing up and doing anything dangerous.
Oh, and before you buy a gun you should probably try shooting some and finding what you like (and before that learn the ropes and etiquette of shooting at the range)
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Post by willydigger. FB inFamous on Jan 29, 2014 6:26:17 GMT -8
Treat them like they're always loaded is a good rule of thumb. Never point it at something unless your plan to kill it. Keep it out of the hands of children. Semi-Autos are gay as shit. Revolvers mean you're sexy. Shell casing come out hot as fuck. Keep your boobies covered. They are fucking loud, Holy shit fuck loud.
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Listen to me Max. Guns are my main hobby/ sport. Look up project Appleseed it is a great rifle program in all 50 states and it provides you with the fundamentals. It is the best marksmanship class with the exception of joinint marines or special forces. Itbis also extremly affordable. If you dont have rifles join the forum and ask to borrow one and someone would be glad to help you. 1. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR MUZZLE IN A SSAFE DIRECTION 2.DO NOT LOAD INTIL GIVEN THE LOAD COMMAND. 3.KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON TARGET. 4. MAKE SURE THOSE AROUND YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE SAFETY RULES.
Good advise already, plus Hickok45 is awesome imo.
Another thing you could do is to buy a Co2 replica of a gun you like and practice safe-handling with it. They're not all as realistic as some of the models out there, but a few of them are complete with full blowback & working grip safeties & whatnot. They usually go for around a 100 US$ or so new. It's ok to dry-fire most of these btw.
I highly recommend the Tanfoglio Witness 1911 made by KWC:
If that isn't the gun for you then SwitchToMac has a lot more video's of other models if you want to check them out.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2014 8:05:33 GMT -8 by The BOOM
The first official class I ever took was for my concealed carry license. My first lessons were from my Dad on safety and handling. The class was great. There were only four of us and the teacher had plenty of time to work with each of us individually on safety, stance, aim, etc. Highly recommend a local class to get started. Most ranges have guns you can rent while you are there to see what you're most comfortable with as well.