You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > General Firearms Forums > Training & Safety >

New Shooters

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2010, 02:35 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
StoneCobra's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sacramento,Northern California
Posts: 56

Originally Posted by laynejc View Post
My brother is coming in from California in a few weeks and he is bringing some friends with him. NONE of his friends have ever shot a gun and are really wanting to, and I definately plan on letting them as it has changed views towards them (guns) in the past when I have let non shooters shoot. I have grown up around guns and safety is second nature to me, however I am usually correcting someone after they have the gun in their hands and not before. What are some "pointers" that I can give to them before handing them a gun? Like I said it is natural to me, and I go over general safe handling before I hand a gun to a non shooter, but it seems like there is always something that I have forgotten. So what I am asking is: What would a range officer or firearms instructor go over with them BEFORE allowing them to fire? I will not hand a loaded firearm over until we have gone over the rules of safe handling. I just dont want to miss anything this time as there will several people, but only one shooting at a time.

I have the "rules" listed in the book that comes with guns, what I am looking for is other unmentioned rules.

If you want to give me a call, I can give you some of our basic handgun course outline that will get you started.

Or you can PM me with your phone number and email address. My number is on our web page if you need it.
J. Paletta
Stone Cobra Tactical Inc.

"Train like your life depends on it"
StoneCobra is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 02:42 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
laynejc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 232
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


We went shooting today. Everyone was great, wish I could say the same for my sig! My HK USP sustained HEAVY use without ANY problems, my sig jammed every round from the first to second mag then got put away. I first thought it was the ammo so I switched and it didnt solve it. Not sure what the issue is will have to look at it tomorrow. One of the guys is seeking a career in law enforcement. If shooting was all that was required, he would be there already. WOW a natural! Just wanted to let you all know that all went well. Thanks for the tips.
Remember the strong oak tree is just a nut that stood its ground. unknown

If we dont stand together we dont stand a chance. unknown

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils of the world are to be cured by legislation. Thomas Reed
laynejc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 02:55 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
russ's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Junction,Colorado
Posts: 1,016
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Glad it went well. A fun day at the range is a great way to bring more followers to our side.
russ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 02:38 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Warrenton Missouri,Warrenton Missouri
Posts: 7

Laynejc, glad you had a good safe time brother. The jamming could be 1 million things. This can be common on tight chammbered Sig's from what I have seen. Your grip and how tight your grip can cause stove piping if to light and loose, just a bit of info. I love wheel guns for personal protection for this reason and I am ( at least what I call) experienced semi-auto shooter. Just have fun though safety is important, but if you cannot have fun why do it. Remeber what russ said if everyone knew how fun shooting was they would say" to much willmake you go blind" or "shooting can cause something unhealthy ". Well I'm sure you get the point but we do need more folks on our side of the fence as russ wrote !!!
Jim50 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Cowboy: The 6-Shooters Benning Boy The Club House 25 03-15-2010 04:09 AM
3 Gun Shooters DMac Competition Shooting 5 01-19-2010 02:21 AM
something for all shooters dirtysouth The Club House 3 08-20-2008 01:35 PM
First-Person-Shooters Valkario The Club House 23 02-15-2008 11:00 PM
6 vs 5 shooters FlavoredGorilla Revolver Handguns 17 12-01-2007 03:18 AM