First experience shooting a Rifle: this is FUN!!!

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by radioflyer, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    I’ve only been shooting since about 2002 and only shooting on a consistent basis since April of 09. So far I’ve shot pistols and shotguns but not rifles. It’s something I’ve wanted to do, but I haven’t had any friends or relatives with rifles I’ve been able to shoot with.

    Recently I’ve been talking with a guy on a gun forum about the finer points of Jericho 941 steel frame 45s. Turns out he lives in Houston as well and we arranged to meet at the local gun range to compare how our modifications affected our shooting. After showing me how effective his new recoil spring was, he told me he’d also brought his AR and I was welcome to shoot it. *insert large grin*

    His AR was a Smith and Wesson M&P 15T with various modifications including an Eotech holographic sight w/5x magnifier and skeletonized trigger with very smooth and quick action. He also installed the gas piston system similar to that used in the HK 416.

    We set the targets out at 100 yds…which I was a little hesitant about since I’d never shot anything beyond 25 yds. 32 rounds later this was the result:

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    The stick-on target is 8" in diam.

    Needless to say, I am now hooked…..but I will be needing more $$ and WAY more research before I even think about getting into the rifle-owner’s club….much less the AR club, but it’s defiantly something to work towards. While I’m learning, I can save so when the time and opportunity present itself I can purchase quality equipment that fits my needs and preference.

    Something about many gun owners I’ve found is that they’re some of the nicest people especially on the range….they’re very open to helping people understand equipment and feel comfortable with firearms.
     


  2. Dcav

    Dcav TGT Addict

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    Fun isnt it?:banger:
     
  3. TxEMTP69

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    holy mother of neon green.... Glad you had fun, I've only shot rifles a few times, I definately want a few or ten.
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Welcome to the "club". Just remember that experience, and share it with others. Most of us are willing to help other shooters. We need as many people on our side as possible.
     
  5. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    I think that's the best side to be on.....cause the other side has bullets flying at them. ;)
     
  6. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Yes, I don't understand why some people want to attack us and our rights. We have all the guns!
     
  7. radioflyer

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    It's because we have guns that they attack us. Like primal behavior of other animals, the average human will go into an irrational attack when it feels threatened. Humans fear the unknown (what they do not understand) the most. The continuous perception promoted and perpetrated by the mass media of by means of the “body count” persuades people into believing that at any moment, their life could be taken by a gun-welding madman. Therefore ANYONE that owns or a gun (legally or not) is subconsciously associated with a crazy person (either a criminal psychopath or a paranoid trigger-happy survivalist)

    Since It’s inception, the firearm has been seen as the great equalizer (not requiring the skill and training or strength of swords, knives or other “noble” weapons) The simple fact that any “noob” can shoot a firearm had instilled terror in the general public who once believed that only the noble elite were able to handle weapons. The firearm was a force multiplier that suddenly gave ANY individual the ability to be deadly with minimal effort.

    The truth is that those who do not own have guns will always be weary of those who do….especially if those gun owners do not think like them.

    - rant off -
     
  8. Dawico

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    Fear is a great motivator, that is for sure.
     
  9. dee

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    Yea then the distance gets out farther and farther once you master one distance.
     
  10. M. Sage

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    What would your intended use for a rifle be? That's the first question to ask.

    ARs are addictive.

    Or the targets just get smaller. ;)
     

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