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Posted: 6/24/2003 12:04:09 AM EDT
Okay, got the rifle.. accessories are showing up in the mail every week.

Now i need to learn how to shoot it. Anyone know of a good quiet place where i can go to sight it in and learn to shoot? i've been a handgun gun for awhile but this is my FIRST rifle and i don't want a lot of ppl around to watch me not be able to figure out how to make it work. much less get anywhere near a target. I'd like a secluded space or something where i can get intimate with my gun for a long saturday or something preferably without a bunch of onlookers to laugh at me. i'm in richardson texas but am willing to travel up to an hour or so for a good spot to break it in.

Link Posted: 6/24/2003 12:28:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 12:30:51 AM EDT by Shadowblade]
Hell, just find one of our Texas members and go to the range with them. Almost any one of them would be glad to show you the ropes and keep you from making any dumb mistakes .

I think you will find the AR15 platform easy to adapt to though. My first impression on that fateful day (5 AR purchases ago) was that I finally found a rifle with everything in the right place!

EDIT - It's perfectly OK to be new and willing to learn. I've had my moments of feeling like an idiot at the range with new guns, but nobody there will care as long as you are safe.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 3:42:55 AM EDT
Jesus, you sound like a pervert. this is a gun. not a porno tape.
looks like one of the DWF guys can help.

just go back to the gun store where you got it (or any descent gun shop) and ask the sales person to show you how it works. most of them are happy to help a new guy. once you get the buttons and levers down go to a local gun range and let one of the range masters "check you out" on the rifle. no one will laugh at you. i bet no one will care one way or the other. spend the first day at 50 yds. relax and have fun. that is what a black rifle is for. all the macho and tactical crap will come later.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 5:33:27 AM EDT
I'm going to Gibson's Outpost in Mesquite Saturday to sight in a varmint upper. PM me if you're interestd in going.
Of course I'm originally an M14/M1 Garand fan, so I might try converting you to a BattleRifles.com junkie.

Link Posted: 6/24/2003 6:23:59 AM EDT
Come up to the Hun farm and we will take care of you.
Lots of people will be there to help out who
know a lot about guns. And you can wander off a beaten trail to shoot alone if you want.
July 4th weekend.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 8:05:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:44:58 AM EDT
thanks a lot.. i want to take everyone up on their offers. i've already got plans on the fourth but any other weekend you guys are free i'd really appreciate all the help i can get especially an introduction to the ranges i haven't been to yet.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 11:51:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 11:52:19 AM EDT by Redjack]

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
RedJack, don't worry about what others think!

You're the one with the gun! hr

contrarily that's my point: Not at the rifle range. I very nearly had to decapitate a woman in my chl class who didn't know how to handle a gun at the range. (dry fired her gun in the direction of the instructor without checking to see if it was loaded first) if i do something exceptionally dumb with bystanders nearby i expect to be put out of my misery by concerned gun owners. it should be a law that you can. so that's why i wanna make sure i don't pull some bonehead move around armed folks that gets me belatedly aborted.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:27:34 AM EDT
Redjack - I have a private lease in Seagoville. I go relatively often - mainly on Wed, Thurs, Fri. IM me - your welcome to come along. Remote, private range.

Of course, I'll need to function check your rifle with a few mags for safety purposes.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:39:58 AM EDT
HEy, if you want to do something this sat, I could meet you at the winchester public shooting range on luna (by nw highway), I can teach you everything you ever wanted to know about that awesome rifle you have.

Let me know.


Link Posted: 7/1/2003 9:06:23 AM EDT
I met him at Gibson's Outpost in Mesquite Saturday. He's got a nice setup.
For his first time ever shooting a rifle, he did great. At least he hit the paper every time. Of course, after he was done trying out the iron sights, he put his scope on it.
He figured out pretty quick that you have to take the adjustment covers off before you can change elevation/windage. He was twisting the caps and wondering why his POI was not changing. He was armed so I didn't laugh at him.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 11:52:19 AM EDT
Yeah thanks a million Tim. Had a blast..

Didn't laugh huh? even with hearing protection i could hear you chuckling..

It's okay, i was pretty damn giddy.. what a fun rifle.. How come no one told me there's almost NO recoil.. thing was a blast to shoot.. thanks TimP for all your pointers and patience. And letting me tryout the M1's..

black rifle fever truly has me now!
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:16:50 AM EDT
Hey guy. You ever check out the Collin County Gun Range ? www.ccgunrange.com

I live in Plano and generally either shoot there or at Bullet Trap.

I'd love to find someone myself who had some land to shoot on, but so far no luck

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