Hello from Houston!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Hayuya, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Hayuya

    Hayuya New Member

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    Hello everybody! I'm new here, as well as new to guns! Just bought my first handgun and looking forward to visit the gun ranges soon.
     


  2. zaraster

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    Welcome
     
  3. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Thanks for joining! It's good to have you here. Just fyi, I would highly recommend checking out http://shilohshooting.net/ as it's a range there in Houston, and one of the classiest and nicest I've been too.

    Just bought your first handgun? I'll say this much, you'll find shooting handguns accurately can be one of the toughest things at first. I'm still learning myself. Two quick tips though, focus on the front sight and focus on proper trigger finger control (eliminating flinch or yanking the trigger). Those are the 2 main problems most people seem to have (I sure did when I started out) when starting with handguns. One thing to watch out for is to try hard to focus on that front sight. It seems many people really want to focus on the target, especially at close range. This can work alright to some degree, but usually it will never be as accurate as focusing on the front sight.

    If you really want to learn how to shoot handguns well, I would HIGHLY recommend picking up this DVD as it will give you a biiiig jumpstart over most beginners and will make it much easier to learn:

    http://www.tacticalresponsegear.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3179
     
  5. Madhouse

    Madhouse Active Member

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    Welcome fellow Houstonian!

    :D
     
  6. TexasGuns

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    Have fun at the range and let us know what your next gun purchase is. Most usually don't stop at one.:)
     
  7. Hayuya

    Hayuya New Member

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    Well, went to the range today! Marksman! Put 150 rounds through the gun. Nothing impressive, just trying to get the feeling of shooting a handgun. I'm starting to feel more comfortable with my shooting. Now I need to practice more and more, and then some more.

    BTW, the gun is a HK P30 v3 9mm. Shot flawlessly, unlike me. Oh and yes, I don't want to stop just at one gun. We'll see!
     
  8. dbgun

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    +1

    I've been to Marksman before, but not recently. I hear it's improved alot.
     
  9. Hayuya

    Hayuya New Member

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    Well, I've been there twice and it's been recently, so I don't know how it was before. Right now it seems pretty good. I'll continue visiting until I find something better in the SE area.
     
  10. dbgun

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    I called before going there (20 yrs. ago) and was told I couldn't fire any magnums & they charged per gun not per person. I called a few weeks ago & that's all changed, now. I'm hoping I can go there, this weekend.

    Have you tried Pasadena Shooting Center, in Pasadena or Sportsman Shooting Center in Friendswood? There is also Clear Creek Gun range in League City and Bailey's Rifle & Pistol range (just south of Beltway-8 & Almeda Rd.)

    Those are the only places in SE Houston, that I know about. Hope that helps.
     

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