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Posted: December 28 2017 at 8:24am | IP Logged Quote M700

Got a short-notice request from some friends for a family handgun training session yesterday. This pleased me, I'm always up for helping someone learn how to shoot safely and well. We spent about four hours at the gun club, two indoors in the heat, and two freezing outside. Everyone had a good time. We went through a couple hundred .22's, as well as a bit of .38, .357, 9mm and .45 ACP.

Three had never shot before, so it was an opportunity to get them started right. It was a good afternoon. I think we've all thawed out now!

The .22 Ruger of mine has been the most-used handgun I've got for training! Originally got it to help with the police officers I was training. Wish I'd kept even a rough count of the amount of ammo that has gone through that thing!







It's good to pass on the knowledge. Do wish I'd laced on my insulated winter boots though!

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Guy, I'd like to shoot handguns with you sometime and get a little coaching but I'll wait for a lot warmer temps thank you.
Arctic cold front is sagging down and about to freeze me. They say that I'll miss it about July but I don't think so.
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That's great Guy!

BTW it was 3 here in Pittsburgh this morning. I do have my insulated boots on!

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Looks like we're all cold, 0 Wednesday and 5 this morning. Just paid
my dues for the range but doubt I'll be going anytime soon.



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Looks like we're all cold, 0 Wednesday and 5 this morning. Just paid
my dues for the range but doubt I'll be going anytime soon.



Thanks for sending it our way! I guess it's better than Erie!

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Good for you Guy. It is always great to see people wanting to train. If they want it bad enough to go out and weather the cold to do it, they are really indeed interested in learning.

For many years, the prison where I worked dedicated January through about the first of March for firearms yearly re-qualifications and the normal yearly refresher correctional training. That was the least wanted times for vacations for most which left more employees to fill in for the ones training each week.

We got to fire in snow, sleet, or rain. We thought ourselves lucky if it was just cold and windy. I think they changed it to September through November a few years before I retired.

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My grandfather was a marksmanship instructor at the Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, from the 1930s through the first years of World War II. He taught me how to shoot, but we didn't get around to pistols until just before he died. I would love to improve my skills but would want someone as skilled - and as patient and long-suffering as he was with me.
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Posted: January 06 2018 at 5:36am | IP Logged Quote M700

Seems like your grandfather lived in some interesting times.

Handguns are pretty much like a short rifle. Hold steady, line up the sights, and gently squeeze the trigger. It's a lot easier for me to miss with a handgun.

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