Brand new gun owner.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HKP30, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. HKP30

    HKP30
    Mt hood, oregon
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    I've been wondering about the gun owning community for some time. So I decided to jump in headfirst to see what it was all about, and so far I'm pretty happy & impressed.

    I picked up a H&K P30 (only regular size gun that felt right and had controls I could access with my left hand), learned how to operate it without owning a single round of live ammunition, then took the NRA FIRST class and fired my first rounds through it.

    Joined the NRA & Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, which I'm extremely happy with.

    Still learning to get over the jumpiness of hearing someone next to me fire a gun, keeping my calm and hitting the target 80% of the time, etc.

    I'm not interested in hunting or home defense, but I want to learn to shoot very well and maybe get into competitive target shooting. Here to offer advice on my experiences and get good advice on shooting/gear/etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton
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    I"d say you started out the right way on all counts. :)
    Welcome to a very friendly forum,and to 'the gun culture'. ;)

    You are not alone,I"m a plinker and target shooter,always have been.
    Competition shooting is a lot of fun,and you'll find that most groups don't care how fast or how good you are,they DO care how safe you are,so enjoy.

    Now buy some more guns !! :)
     
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  3. Bello425

    Bello425
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    Welcome.
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119
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    welcome to the forum!
     
  5. pogi

    pogi
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    Welcome to the addiction...now go get an AK!

    :)
     
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  6. swoop

    swoop
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    Welcome to the forum! Get some good ear protection and try to move down a couple of lanes from the larger cal.
     
  7. rusobr2

    rusobr2
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    welcome to the forum HK-i'm sure you will enjoy yourself here--as for the new gun owner - hk p30 - nice choice ! the 9 mm will do you a good turn,and the ammo is almost always around,and very reasonable--oh its nice to have the larger cals. but the ammo at a plinken stage gets a little heavy in cost.its kinda like buying big fancy wheels for your truck--always check to see how much the tires are first--if the gun turns into a home defense weapon : just plan on emptying the clip !!
    steven
     
  8. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG
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    Welcome to NWFA! There are lots of people with tons of knowledge, so if you have any questions, just ask!
     
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  9. quest23blue

    quest23blue
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    Welcome! Remember you need and want lots and lots of guns! One is never enough.
     
  10. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy
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    Let the "disease" begin! :thumbup:
     
  11. chiefchip

    chiefchip
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    Welcome Aboard:thumbup:
     
  12. pease

    pease
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    welcome to one of the great forums
     
  13. tecate321

    tecate321
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    Welcome fellow HK owner~!
     
  14. willseeker

    willseeker
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    Welcome to the forum HKP30.





    Will
     
  15. offJaneva

    offJaneva
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    Welcome! I am new as an owner, myself, but I have noticed that taking a step into as many shooting styles and contexts will enhance whatever one is your focus. Self defense fir example lends extremely well to target shooting and stress under fire, you gain a natural and practical handedness for your firearm, very useful at the range. Have fun, stay safe
     
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  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
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    Welcome!
     
  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu
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    Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it! :)
     
  18. nwslopoke

    nwslopoke
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    Another thread resurrection. I started with a S&W Sigma. While it actually was a decent gun for the money that salesman really did me a disservice. But in the long run it sent me in search of the holy grail of the perfect pistol. 10 or 12 pistols later I still haven't found it. Hasn't stopped me from looking.

    While I don't have all 12 now (or do I) and do have a few polymer pistols, only metal hammered fired pistols really interest me these days. I love CZ but even the CZ-10, meh. By the way, welcome.
     
  19. fredball

    fredball
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    Welcome Aboard :s0101:
     
  20. Old18C

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    Welcome from an OLD HK user and owner.
     

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