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Brand new gun owner.

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

  1. HKP30

    HKP30 Mt hood, oregon New Member

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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 Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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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 !! :)
     
  3. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome.
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    welcome to the forum!
     
  5. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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

    :)
     
  6. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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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 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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

    quest23blue Creswell, Oregon Member

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

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

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

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome Aboard:thumbup:
     
  12. pease

    pease Stayton Member

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    welcome to one of the great forums
     
  13. tecate321

    tecate321 Olympia,WA Member

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    Welcome fellow HK owner~!
     
  14. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum HKP30.





    Will