So as this year comes to an end, and I just got back from up on the Mountain, I am thinking about today's jaunt and the 3 new shooters I have taken out this year and the things they have taught Me... In no particular order: -"My cheeks hurt from smiling so much!" - and Hearing things like it, is one of the best feelings ever; better then 10 bullseyes out of 10 shots hands down. -Some people seem to be natural shooters and others not so much; same as with cars but those people get taught to use one safely just the same - they just may need to practice more and may never be quite as good at it as others. -22lr is better then anything else to start with, and start moving up SlowlY. Don't be a YouTube video. -Rifles are easier to hit what your shooting at then Pistols; let them ring the steel (or whatever) for awhile to give them time to work on the basics and build some confidence in the firearm and thier ability to control it safely before moving to handguns if at all possible. -Lever, Bolt, Pump and Revolvers are more engaging and controllable then Simi actioned guns, start there. -Teaching the basics makes me hyper aware of my form when I go to shoot and has really helped me refine my shooting in many different areas. It's a great experience and a great way to included others in a sport they only know from Hollywood and the News. I'm sure I have more but I'm short on time so I'll leave it at that. Add your experiences , positive or negative if you want.