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Fundamentals
06-15-2012, 9:36 AM
Hello,

I have been lurking here a long time, mainly contributing with the amazon link, but some discussion threads lately have looked fun, so I joined to partake and learn. I currently do not know how to shoot, but will remedy that as soon as I can. I hope to learn a lot from here.

I will warn anyone who reads this, I can be a walking encyclopedia, beware! :shuriken:

SoCal Bob
06-15-2012, 10:31 AM
Welcome to Calguns. Don't overlook getting a .22 rifle for your first gun/time shooting. All the skills and safety lessons you learn with it will translate directly to other calibers. They are also great for introducing others to the sport/hobby later.

den888
06-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Welcome!

bsg
06-15-2012, 10:37 AM
welcome to the forum.

Mongoblack23
06-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Welcome to Calguns. Don't overlook getting a .22 rifle for your first gun/time shooting. All the skills and safety lessons you learn with it will translate directly to other calibers. They are also great for introducing others to the sport/hobby later.

i all sorts of second that. A .22 is a great place to start, rifle or pistol. you may also look into getting some training, or at least finding someone "experienced" willing to help you along.

good luck and welcome!

frankDmole
06-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Welcome to Calguns. Don't overlook getting a .22 rifle for your first gun/time shooting. All the skills and safety lessons you learn with it will translate directly to other calibers. They are also great for introducing others to the sport/hobby later.

I agree with Bob, .22 is a good place to start, learn, then on to bigger calibers.

Welcome to CalGuns.

ElvenSoul
06-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Welcome! We have a great rimfire section.

Fundamentals
06-15-2012, 11:11 AM
Thank you for the greetings, more than I expected. :)

My username explains a lot about me. I did intend to start out with a .22, since it does "translate" so well into other calibers, and seems to be the most forgiving (i.e. cheap ammo).

Chaos47
06-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Welcome to Calguns!
We have shoots in the IE monthly so that might be a good place to start and get to shoot a lot of different things.

h0use
06-15-2012, 11:50 AM
welcome

zod
06-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Welcome aboard.

Sonny188
06-15-2012, 7:09 PM
Welcome!

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
06-15-2012, 9:31 PM
welcome

socalpistolero
06-16-2012, 12:36 AM
welcome.

INJUNTOM
06-16-2012, 1:23 AM
Welcome aboard

.22guy
06-16-2012, 4:16 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

fighterpilot562
06-16-2012, 6:12 PM
Welcome

cebuvfr
06-16-2012, 6:15 PM
Welcome aboard!

DeanW66
06-17-2012, 11:04 PM
Welcome aboard!

Fundamentals
07-09-2012, 9:43 PM
Sorry to bump this up, but it is relevant to my first post. I popped my gun cherry today.

Went out into BLM land near Mojave, and had a nice selection of weapons to play with. I did not flinch, and from what I was told, did pretty well for a beginner.

Listed in order of difficulty, most difficult first.
Kimber 1911 Desert Warrior .45ACP with +P Ammo -- I didn't hit myself in the head :D
Mossberg 590A1 Special Purpose 12-gauge -- The stock is a bit too long for shoulder, but under the arm was fine.
Ruger .22 Magnum Single Action Revolver -- Unused to Iron Sights
Smith & Wesson .38 Special Revolver -- Grandpa's old gun has some kick!
Colt Match Target AR-15 .223
Ruger 10/22 .22LR


Aiming the AR-15 (http://i46.tinypic.com/2pyrq6s.jpg) + Alvarez is Dead (http://i50.tinypic.com/rh4jfq.jpg)

1PHATTDAD
07-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Congratulations! Did you have a favorite? Or do you not kiss and tell:D

Fundamentals
07-10-2012, 11:13 AM
Out of those, it is a toss-up between the AR-15 and the Kimber. The kimber, while very hard for me to handle currently, felt very smooth and it felt very natural to hold it. The AR-15 was just pure fun, especially when you add the scope and you get to play sniper for a little bit. A bit bulky and heavy for me, at the current time, however.

MrExel17
07-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Welcome to Calguns!

xXx Sir Sik xXx
07-10-2012, 3:13 PM
Welcome

jbe90
07-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Welcome.

Special Agent R
07-11-2012, 8:30 PM
Welcome

Paper Boy
07-12-2012, 4:17 PM
Welcome