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So a couple days ago I finally went to take the gun permit class with a friend of mine. The guy I took the class from is an ex navy seal with 40+ years of firearms experience, and he taught the class very well. He's a certified instructor and a safety officer at a local club range, so I know I learned everything the best/safest way possible. Anyways, after the classroom portion, he took us to the range and let us shoot a few of his guns. We shot 10 rounds of .22, 20 rounds of 9mm, and 14 rnds from a .357 magnum revolver. FYI, the 9mm was a Beretta, the .357 was a S&W (iirc), and I dont remember what the .22 was. So how did I do? Take note that before this day, I had never even picked up a gun in my life, let alone shoot one. This target was shot at a distance of 10 yards.



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Well I think you did just fine, especially considering it was your first time out!

I'm going to guess that you either started out with of finished up with the 9mm, because it is a bit more spread out than the others. You have nice groups with the .357, the .22 is grouping pretty well, and it looks like you started a little wild with the 9mm but quickly settled down into some great groups there!

Listen well, forget everything you've ever seen in movies and TV regarding guns, and you will be all set. :)

So this begs the question... what's your first gun going to be? :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks! I think some of those errant shots were with the .357 on DA, that was kind of a pain. I really liked shooting the 9mm Beretta. It was the most comfortable for me to use and it had the option of doing all SA, or the first DA, and then the rest SA. Once I get my permit though, I'll have to go out and try a bunch more. I want to get a feel for all the different makes/models before I make a decision. For now though, I get to play the waiting game. They say 6 - 8 weeks before I get approved. :(
 

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You're did very well, learning from an instructer right from the start is the best way to go. You didn't have to break yourself of any bad habits, you learned the proper techniques right away, now getting better groups is just a matter of pratice.

good job
 

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Thanks! I think some of those errant shots were with the .357 on DA, that was kind of a pain. I really liked shooting the 9mm Beretta. It was the most comfortable for me to use and it had the option of doing all SA, or the first DA, and then the rest SA. Once I get my permit though, I'll have to go out and try a bunch more. I want to get a feel for all the different makes/models before I make a decision. For now though, I get to play the waiting game. They say 6 - 8 weeks before I get approved. :(
What kind of Beretta was it? If its a 92 look into Taurus. They habve a really god track record with their pt92/99/100/101 series of pistols. They have all the good parts of their Beretta inspiration but with a better safety and better reliability track record. I bought one last week for a carry gun with the pt92.
 

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keep working on your trigger control, concentrate on a slow steady squeeze while keeping the front sight pasted to the 10 ring and that group will tighten up. But that is a GREAT group for a new shooter.
 

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Not a bad group for a beginner at all. If you can easily get your hands ona firearm while not at the range (friend/family member) practice dry-firing. Just find a small object in your home, get the sight picture you want, and practice pulling the trigger without deviating from the object your pointing at. This will work wonders in showing you problem areas in your trigger pull and will really tighten your groups the next time you're at the range.

-Chris
 
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