This was a question posted by Canebrake in a different discussion. I thought I could be a know-it-all and google the answer and pretend like I know something and maybe learn a little along the way. Here's what happened when I looked it up. Well, I googled this question and read the answer. It sort of made sense but not really. This is the roadblock I have whenever I try to understand many of the posts here. I don't always understand the lingo or the abbreviations. It's like talking to a 4 year old about nuclear fusion. The child will listen but be no smarter in the end. I don't know how to get around this problem I have. Do any of you ever feel like sometimes you know so little about something you can't even think of a question to ask? I get all excited and feel like I'm learning something and then I hit this roadblock and get all frustrated and feel so defeated. I'm feeling defeated right now. My friend in Ca who got me interested in guns basically told me several months ago that he couldn't help me any longer and I could learn anything I needed to know by googling and reading. I think he's wrong. Hunter Joe has so kindly offered to help me. I just have to make the trip up to spend an afternoon with him. Maybe I'll get a little confidence then. It is very difficult for me to learn about something I know nothing about just by reading. I need to be shown, do some hands on with guidance. I have never taken my gun apart because I'm afraid I won't be able to get it back together. And there was some warning in the manual about a spring coming off the trigger that may be hard to get back into place. At the gun shop I was told I should never have to take my gun apart to clean it. So far I haven't but it hasn't been shot much, either. I'm kind of feeling down today and feeling like I've bitten off more than I can chew. I'm a little angry towards my friend in Ca who got me interested then left me high and dry. I'm a little frustrated that my learning curve has been almost flat! I live in a pretty rural town and cannot shoot within the city limits. The closest gun range is where I bought my gun, you know, the place that told me I shouldn't ever have to take my gun apart. I missed the sign up for the hunter safety course offered by the park district here in my town. I didn't see it advertised anywhere and the only way I knew it was happening was the sign that said "Hunter safety course today" and an arrow pointing towards the park district building. Okay, I'm done whining. Thanks for listening. I'll be better tomorrow.