Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Peqkx, Apr 12, 2006.
paintball and BB guns for me so far.
should i start with big cal to get used to kickback?
.600 Nitro Express
great handgun for n00bs
but seriously handgun or rifle? If its handgun start with a 22 or 9mm.
I would say .22LR no matter what.
Your range offer rentals? rent a 22 to start out with then move up to 9mm
Warning: Many ranges (atleast in Cali) will not rent to people who are there alone. So bring a friend.
Ah no clue how it works, ranges in NY dont even rent guns
that sucks. But every range that I have been to will not rent to someone if they are alone. There was a case in the courts where someone commited suicide with a rented gun, and then the range got sued by the family for wrongful death. So no more rentals to people alone.
Wear plugs and muffs if you're shooting indoors and start with a .22 if you can otherwise 9mm. If you just go for the biggest thing you can find you'll probably develop a flinch when you anticipate the boom and recoil. The double ear protection is both good for your hearing and helps lessen your urge to flinch as well.
Id rent a .22, ruger or Browning. They are great to practice with without developing a flinch. I had a flinch from starting out on .357's and 45's. After a couple sessions on the .22, its cured.
For rifles, a .22 is great cause its so cheap.
dont start with a big caliber, you'll develop a flinch.
I thought you were gun crew
start with a 22lr..
and if you start with a 9mm, get some snap caps, and throw them in the mag, surprise you when it doesnt fire, you'll see if you're flinching or not..
dry firing helps too
If he's used to BB guns shouldn't he be able to shoot a 9mm without a flinch?
I did start off bad but switching to 147gr ammo helped a lot. The recoil is very soft and smooth.
hopefully i will be this summer
Werd followed closely by .600 nitro
I started with 9mm just a few months ago. In the same trip, I fired a .40 (Glock 22) and found the 9mm was the better round for me. You may find that you like the .40 or .45...don't be shy and rent away to find the right gun AND caliber that's best for you.
I started with 9mm
To hard to find but Im sure .500 with the 4inch barrel would get the job done
First handgun I shot was a 9mm. I don't see a problem
9mm is my vote, even though im not 21
Thats gotta be the stupidest california rule I've heard yet...