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1/24/10 3:01 PM
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I've never handled a gun (I grew up in Ireland in the city and now live in France), but would like to learn and think that it's important to be able to use a firearm correctly and safely.

I recently found out that there's a shooting range with a sport shooting (pistol and rifle) club associated with it and intend to pay a visit as soon as I start working again and have some money.

In the meantime, can anyone recommend any resources (preferably free) that I should be reading, whether it be on firearm safety,  choosing the right weapon or pretty much anything regarding firearms or shooting.

Thanks

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1/25/10 3:31 AM
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 THE SHOOTY END POINTS AWAY FROM YOU. 
1/25/10 3:45 AM
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 Thank God you're here!!! That could really have been messy.

*turns gun around*

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1/25/10 12:10 PM
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well outdoor channels can really help with handeling firearms. they teach you correct positions, tactics, tips. or you could always go online and order videos. try looking up the "Best Defense" or try shootingusa.com too. should have helpful links for better information.
1/26/10 6:10 AM
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 Outdoor Channels?

Looking up shootingusa.com now

Thanks

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1/26/10 11:24 AM
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yeah they show shooting and hunting shows. you get good links off the shows and great information.
1/26/10 8:34 PM
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Always treat every gun as though it were loaded.

NEVER point at someone unless you intend to shoot them.

Don't rest your finger on the trigger. Rest it on the guard. (rest is a loose term).

Ideally, never hand someone a loaded gun.

Always have positive identification of a target before you shoot (whether it be man or animal)

NEVER look down the barrel, especially in the case of a jam or misfire.

I know some of these seem like common sense, but you never know. In addition, I think if you google "Gun Safety", "Firearm Safety", and "Hunter Safety" you'll probably get alot of info. also, check out the NRA (I beleive its NRA.org) and they may have some resources for you.
2/3/10 5:07 PM
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 Thanks guys, I'll keep all of this in mind. This, and all of my other projects, have had to be pushed back a little but I'll get it done.

Muppermower, is that in the USA? I'm in France.

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2/3/10 8:54 PM
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Droc,

I took up hunting/shooting recently as well. It is addictive, so watch out. I was lucky in that a mate of mine took me out and showed me the basics. Ask around your mates, you never know.

Apart from that, dunno what the licensing laws are for France, but read up on gun safety(it's common sense stuff really) never trust a safety and never shoot at a target if you cannot identify it and what's behind it.. Here's a wiki to get you started: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_safety

To start with, buy yourself a 22lr rimfire rifle, a brick of ammo(probably cost you less than 20yoyo's for 500rds) and get stuck in. Go to a range and just shoot, learn what your gun can do, its characteristics. 22lr is about the cheapest way possible of learning how to shoot, and one of the most fun.


My first gun was a Norinco JW-15, they're a cracking little gun and are stupidly accurate for the price. You should be able to pick one up pretty cheap in Garlicland.

I've since added a 303 Lee Enfield and am looking for a 223.
(See what I mean about the addictiveness?)
2/3/10 11:03 PM
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yeah droc it is US. not sure what kind of channels france gets. probably best info would be to get some reading material or mag subscriptions. there is so much information out there, but becareful to who you listen to lot of guys out there think they are gun savey and have no idea what the hell they are talking about.

are you looking for rifle/hunting or more pistol/defense.
2/4/10 1:13 AM
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 Peter,

Thanks, I'll take a look. A neighbor was supposed to bring me out last time I was home he's president of the local gun club (my folks live in the bog). But he forgot and was double booked. The only people I know here who shoot are the Schiavo brothers in Avignon and that's pretty far away, so I'll go to the local range and get some lessons there.

Muppetpower, I'm looking to shoot stuff... I'll probably learn both, which I learn first will come down to easier and cheaper access.

Thanks again everybody, I'm gonna have to put this off for a few weeks to have my gall bladder removed. But after that it's on.

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2/4/10 1:56 AM
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I'd make a cheesy "gaul" bladder joke but I'll restrain myself this once.

Good luck with the op, hope all goes well.
2/4/10 5:51 AM
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 LOL it's there, just waiting on someone to jump at the opportunity.

Thanks

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7/26/10 1:49 AM
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TTT, so Droc, did you ever get a chance to go shooting?

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