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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silversnl, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. silversnl

    silversnl Portland, Or Member

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    New to the site, not so much to shooting. My grandfather raised me shooting starting with a pellet gun in his back yard (in hindsight probably not the best idea, but it taught me accuracy really fuggin quick!). Always enjoyed shooting, and I am working on building up a healthy collection. Huge fan of 1911s, and have a really hard time getting attached to any other handguns. Mostly prefer military service pistols and rifles for both US and foreign military. So, yeah, that's me.
     
  2. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    Welcome \\ Silversnl
    From the ground up - Starting with a pellet gun -
    As in what exactly is this thing capable of, including accuracy, sectional density- From tin cans to plywood. On the contrary depending on your age and interest I think it to be one of the best starting places for the introduction of gun safety and the awareness that even this weapon can cost lives wile tempting its potential.
    Enjoy your shooting experience and reflect on what was probably not the best idea, as you brought that on yourself.
    I would like to have a .45 to drill some larger holes in paper targets at 25 yards. Getting to the point I can't see as well that far away with iron sights.
    Have fun and be safe
    Silver Hand
     
  3. silversnl

    silversnl Portland, Or Member

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    It was just a standard pellet rifle I guess. It had a bit of umph; it could nearly penetrate 1/2" plywood. The part I look back on is the fact that we were shooting toward the house. Granted it was a brick house (you sang "brick house" didn't you?), but even still, it probably wasn't the best place to be shooting to be honest. I do think that starting with the pellet rifle at about 6 years old was a great move. After a few years of shooting that, I took a hunter's safety course, and after that is when I was introduced to full sized rifles and shotguns as well as pistols.

    .45s are nice, but expensive to shoot. I just happen to like the feel of 1911 models, so I grin and bear the cost. Pick your poison I guess.
     
  4. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!

    There are often great deals in the classifieds, just not many this week due to the current events.

    Lots of great conversations and experts in every facet of gun ownership.