Long term lurker...this is my first "real" post. I finally popped my cherry today at the range. I was hoping to go with a more experienced shooter but getting my buddies to the range seems a bit like herding cats. So after 100 snap cap drills I finally just decided to bite the bullet and go by myself. I told the counter man that I was green...but that I had taken gun safety classes as a 13 year old. (decades ago)
Quality camp though...2 week sleepover and we fired everything there in addition to talking safe hunting classes/courses over the two weeks. There was a pretty long written test at end of camp and viola you got a hunting license.
Anyways he puts me in the farthest left lane possible. I think he had a plan as the lane immediately to my right had a student and a instructor that came in minutes after I got there and I felt his eyes on me a few times. (no talk from him though so I must've been alright)
I loaded one bullet...went through my routine...shot. repeated a few times. then 2 bullets a few times...then full clips.
I have attached my two best targets out of 7. They were the middle targets in sequential order. My fear and nerves were way down...my arms weren't yet tired. I shot everything at 7 yards. Next time maybe I'll creep it out to 10...but saw no reason to on my first 100 rounds ever.
Oh and before I forget...I loved the whole dang thing! The gun went bang every time...I could handle the recoil easily enough...the volume took a bit to get used to but...
With no point of reference...I think that I have a gun (M&P9) that is way better than I am...I look forward to meeting the gun somewhere in the middle.
I would like all suggestions/tips/anything. I am a reader.
I think that i skipped 5 in my labeling...there was no 5 when i brought them home.