Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum as well as to firearms.
While I have had my pistol license for 7 years, I wasn't very comfortable with firearms until just recently. I met a really good instructor who helped me one on one to become more comfortable and I went to the firing range for the first time a few days ago. I still feel really intimated by firearms but my experience at the range was positive and I did surprisingly well with the firearms my instructor brought for me to fire.
I had some basic questions about my experience at the range and different guns which I started in this thread (Intro / New Firearm Purchase). People here have been really helpful and friendly so far
I look forward to learning a great deal and hopefully being part of this community more. I apologize ahead of time for all the questions I will have
Welcome to the site!
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)
Howdy and Welcome.
Most folks like to discuss firearms and answer newbie questions so ask away.
Welcome from Iowa!
Where in CT are you? I used to spend a lot of time in the Hartford/Berlin area, some great gun shops in that area. Such as Hoffman's and the Newingtown Gun Exchange.
Are you looking to carry or just occasional shooting etc?
There's a lawyer I know...I want to say he's up in Bridgeport that does a very good "Self Defense & the Law" class, if you're interested I'll pass on some contact info.
Hello and welcome! Remember, the gun can't do anything that you don't make it do. Nothing to be afraid of.
VAMarine I am in Manchester. I just came from Hoffman's actually. I purchased my first pistol from them just a few moments ago. A Ruger 22/45 Lite. They were very friendly there. I'd never been there before but I heard advertisements so I thought I would check it out. They have a nice shooting range there I saw through the windows. I hope to go back tomorrow and try it out. The longer I wait, the more intimidated I am going to become. Just seeing this gun in the box with the lock on it is intimidating. Eventually I would like to carry and take some home defense classes. Right now I just want to get comfortable with handling the gun and target practice. My first start was pretty good (1st Time At A Gun Range!) Thank you for the offer of information. I am always interested in any education I can get ... which reminds me ...
Do I have to join the NRA? Should I?
I belong to the NRA....Do I like the fact that they are always trying to sell you something.............no...do I understand it, yes.....do I like the fact, that they fight for our firearm rights in courts of law every day....yes........they are focusing alot on certain states right now, like Illinois, New York, etc. I believe that my donation helps keep the fight alive..they are a very strong force in the whole political scheme of things........they helped get conceal carry passed in my state, of which I am grateful.......do you have to join, heck no, all you have to do is keep shooting, and die eventually...everything else is your decision...I sure hope that you stick it out, with what you are doing...we need more women like you...who are interested in protecting themselves, and possibly in the future, promoting the idea and sport of shooting. Shoot straight and shoot often.