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This is a discussion on First time shooting within the SA-XD/XD(M) Range Reports forums, part of the Information category; Originally Posted by 91 Whiskey Keep your finger away from the trigger until the gun is pointed down range and you are ready to fire. ...


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Old 04-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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Keep your finger away from the trigger until the gun is pointed down range and you are ready to fire. I went to the range yesterday with someone who kept putting his finger on the trigger while loading a fresh magazine. I asked him if he could stop doing that but he wouldn't listen. Don't thing I'll be going with him again.
Whenever I plan on taking someone "inexperienced" to shoot, I will clear my weapon and let them handle it CLEARED only. Then I watch what they do, correct it and watch them again... if they seem to not get the safety points after some time to learn, then they will not be handling a loaded weapon (and definitely not mine!) anywhere near me
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:37 AM   #13
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The Winchester box of 100 can cost $29. Remington UMC can cost 59 bucks for 250 rounds at Gander Mountain. They just had a sale where a box of 250 cost 49 bucks with rebate. I now have 1150 rounds of emergency ammo squirreled away in addition to the ammo in my range case.

Take advantage of any sale you come across! If you are the really patient type, you can get a somewhat better deal from people who sponsor on this site.

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Thank you for the suggestion. Just out of curiosity, what kind of emergency are you planning for? Lol.
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Whenever I plan on taking someone "inexperienced" to shoot, I will clear my weapon and let them handle it CLEARED only. Then I watch what they do, correct it and watch them again... if they seem to not get the safety points after some time to learn, then they will not be handling a loaded weapon (and definitely not mine!) anywhere near me
I can honestly say that I handled the weapon very responsibly. I even dropped the slide and put the safety on when the mag and chamber were empty. My movements were slow and deliberate. I can't wait to be an owner and am going to enroll in a CCL class this Friday.
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I can honestly say that I handled the weapon very responsibly. I even dropped the slide and put the safety on when the mag and chamber were empty. My movements were slow and deliberate. I can't wait to be an owner and am going to enroll in a CCL class this Friday.
Sounds like you did good, always remember that a little common sense goes a long way... and safety first, foremost, and always! The life you save could be your own!
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Thank you for the suggestion. Just out of curiosity, what kind of emergency are you planning for? Lol.
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I can't wait to be an owner and am going to enroll in a CCL class this Friday.
That's the spirit! I'm glad I waited so long to become a gun owner. I appreciate it more.
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Thank you for the suggestion. Just out of curiosity, what kind of emergency are you planning for? Lol.
A thousand or so rounds may sound like a lot... but I have gone through a couple hundred in a matter of minutes at the range

I wouldnt call a thousand rounds an emergency supply, more like a standard range supply
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In less than a half-hour, shooting outside at a private range, I shot over 120 rounds, using 10 pre-loaded mags.

Goes much faster outdoors for some reason. We'd have shot more but two guys wanted to go after us.
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A thousand or so rounds may sound like a lot... but I have gone through a couple hundred in a matter of minutes at the range

I wouldnt call a thousand rounds an emergency supply, more like a standard range supply
I agree, I bought 300 rounds this weekend for my new stoeger cougar and i figured itd be good enough, but I ran out saturday quickly and was left without shooting the rest of the day
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