proper training is essential. once upon a time many young people received firearms training in the scouts, 4h, ffa, youth or school rifle clubs.
a 22lr rifle or handgun is the way to start.
I generally prefer a revolver overall, I just like the ergonomics.Personally, I recommend a revolver to new shooters. They are easier to learn on and less hazardous to everyone involved. Furthermore, they are less expensive to purchase and shoot. Once a new shooter gets plenty of experience with a revolver, then "move up" to an automatic.
@OVERKILL is that a S&W 686?I generally prefer a revolver overall, I just like the ergonomics.
I've rented several times at the range in Dallas and really like the .44 and .357 mag revolvers. If it made sense in Canada, I'd own a couple stainless Colt's in those calibres.
I think a decent sized revolver shooting .38spl would probably be a good "intro" cartridge if somebody wanted to start larger than .22LR. Big frame is easy to handle, lots of weight, so minimal recoil, and that's a pretty tame cartridge. JMHO.
I also agree with the sentiments expressed by others about lots of prep work on safety and handling WAY before a gun, with ammo, enters the picture.
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This time around, it looks like it won't be possible to go "with someone."Who is going with you ?
Glad to see you’re trying to take advice to take a starter course. That’s the right move. Hope it works out.This time around, it looks like it won't be possible to go "with someone."
I may be able to do an hour of a one on one private lesson/instruction at one of the ranges. I received a response back yesterday. I may get an answer on that today. That could work. I should know today.
I'm hoping I can continue the e-mail communication with the range that is literally willing to do a two-hour one on one with me and put my ETA at the Manteno event right in the middle of the Meet And Greet. I think that will carry over into dinner, anyways. If I can get them to push their suggested and offered time frame of 12-2 back even one hour.. I should be good on time.Glad to see you’re trying to take advice to take a starter course. That’s the right move. Hope it works out.
IME different ranges have different rules. The purchase of ammo may be a consideration but if you’re taking a class I guess you’re not really buying ammo, it’s being provided. I’ve seen ranges even in NJ that advertise that you can shoot even if you never have before. Generally the ranges that try to get more folks interested instead of turning folks away.
excellent start…and with a 22lr firearm. was this fine result on your own or did you receive some instruction?
He said he had 2+ hours of instruction. Sounds like this range was a good place and good choice.excellent start…and with a 22lr firearm. was this fine result on your own or did you receive some instruction?
stay with it. don’t let anyone dissuade you from shooting 22lr awhile. try several then purchase a 22lr semiauto pistol. i don’t have any glocks but a g44 is certainly a fine choice and is a low-impact entry into glock-world. get some instruction, the nra basic pistol course is a decent starter, and “become one” with your firearm. put a couple thousand rounds through it (relatively cheap and easy with 22lr), fieldstrip and clean it often. finally, please support our precious 2a.
i believe that he edited his post, after i posted mine, to add the instruction bit. or i’m more senile than i guessed. whatever. as you wrote, this is a happy story. slow car sport mode did really well!He said he had 2+ hours of instruction. Sounds like this range was a good place and good choice.
I’m glad he listened to advice. And it worked out well.
I really had a GREAT time shooting. I can tell you, I've never seen .22 bullets (rounds) like that before. (I am aware they are extremely common. I am demonstrating that I could say Ive never quite seen those and not be pulling anyones leg. Maybe .22 Magnum in a magazine.. first time seeing .22 that small. But I repeat myself.) I could have went off on a tangent about .22s and how the ones I've "dealt with" (once) before was (probably) a .22 Magnum as they were definitely larger than those shot out of the Glock 44.. but, I had a great time and all was OK.i believe that he edited his post, after i posted mine, to add the instruction bit. or i’m more senile than i guessed. whatever. as you wrote, this is a happy story. slow car sport mode did really well!
More or less. The slides and some guts are different but I believe the point of the G44 is just to have a G19 companion that shoots 22lr. 22lr pistols are generally range plinkers so they have longer barrels, different ergos, etc, different that what a compact 9mm like the G19 has. It could be seen as a training pistol for someone wanting to carry someday.3. So. That was a Glock 44. How much different does a 9mm feel? And is Glock 44 frame really a Glock 19 frame chambered in .22? I rather liked it.
It will feel different. Stick with a full-size (at first) because a compact or sub-compact will have more of a thump (less mass to absorb the recoil). Took our teen daughter last Friday for the first time (she's never shot anything) and she tried our compact 9mm but didn't like it, at least compared to the full-size. It even sounds different with the same bullets.How much different does a 9mm feel?
Once our daughter adjusted her grip properly (she was holding too loosely), her accuracy improved a lot. She texted my wife on the way home "I was shooting as good as Dad and I've never shot a gun before!".Grip
Less expensive to purchase and shoot ? Maybe if you buy a Wrangler or a Heritage . Centerfire revolvers are pricey .Personally, I recommend a revolver to new shooters. They are easier to learn on and less hazardous to everyone involved. Furthermore, they are less expensive to purchase and shoot. Once a new shooter gets plenty of experience with a revolver, then "move up" to an automatic.