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Old 04-20-2013, 03:47 PM   #11
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Hey thanks everyone. Had a great time at the range. My first couple shots I was a little skittish. Something about shooting inside threw me off. First shot was a ten ring but after that I think I may have been trying to anticipate the recoil. And I was consistently aiming low. But all and all, great time and likely thanks to your advice.

Oh and we did find a friend who had gone shooting many times before and I'm glad we did. It kept some unsuspected nerves calm

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Hey thanks everyone. Had a great time at the range. My first couple shots I was a little skittish. Something about shooting inside threw me off. First shot was a ten ring but after that I think I may have been trying to anticipate the recoil. And I was consistently aiming low. But all and all, great time and likely thanks to your advice.

Oh and we did find a friend who had gone shooting many times before and I'm glad we did. It kept some unsuspected nerves calm
Simple solution for the low shooting, you said yourself you were anticipating the recoil and probably gripping really tight because of that. A tight grip up high is fine but leave the lower fingers a little loose or they'll bring the nose down by lowering the center of grip.
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Just go to Walmart, decent ear protection is no more than 15. Eye less. I don't recommend those plugs type, like ear buds, they're terrible excuse for protection and do nothing for me. Get the over the ear type for sure!
The average foam plug properly fitted, have a much higher NRR than average over the ear muffs.

NRR = noise reduction rating.
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The average foam plug properly fitted, have a much higher NRR than average over the ear muffs.

NRR = noise reduction rating.
I hear that from everyone, and maybe it's just my tiny ear openings, but they don't stay in my ears for more than 6 seconds and even with the ones attached to headbands don't go in or block anything.
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Hey thanks everyone. Had a great time at the range. My first couple shots I was a little skittish. Something about shooting inside threw me off. First shot was a ten ring but after that I think I may have been trying to anticipate the recoil. And I was consistently aiming low. But all and all, great time and likely thanks to your advice.

Oh and we did find a friend who had gone shooting many times before and I'm glad we did. It kept some unsuspected nerves calm
If you have an outdoor range around you should try it out. I always enjoy sun and fresh air. Indoor ranges are dark smokey and compacted like a cave. I always feel looser outdoors.
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And don't go cheap on the hearing protection. Stay safe, have fun.
Buy once, cry once etc. You only have two eyes and ears.. Take care of em. When you get my age you wont be saying "what?"

Was working 'sight in days at gun club a few years ago. Coulpe young guys came in w/ no ears. We asked em about it--"oh. we shoot 44s all the time without."
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