I Know How to Shoot a Gun

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    A Useful Skill

    One of my sons got interested in guns a few years back.  I had never had much use for guns, I was not raised as a gun hunter (my dad was a competitive archer but not a hunter).  I did own a shot gun left over when I ran with some people that were into trap and skeet...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Feb 11, 2010

    The first time I shot it was a time needed.

    And I was too young to even know what it was. No I didn't hurt anyone nor myself.But the people around me thought it was a joke for me to hold it.So I pulled the trigger. Luckily in the air and not in someone's face.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2015

    I tought my self the summer

    after my senior year with a .22 colt m4 ar15. it's the best way to relieve stress for me
    littlediana16 littlediana16
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    I learnerd to when I was 10

    or 12, use to go to shooting clubs in the states and Europe. My favourite toys are; S&W. 46 mag, Sig 938, 9 mm, and the desert eagle .44 magnum.
    Bengin Bengin
    Aug 3, 2015

    My dad taught me how to shoot a .

    22 bolt action single shot rifle. I've also held a Luger
    BrookeHunter121 BrookeHunter121
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Was taught very young my dad well I'll just say

    his job requires him to have a gun.... But anyways he taught me to handle and shoot I went to a professional shooting range and was able to hit targets to perfection (head shots,chest and neck) as my dad always told me lol anyways but it's been a few years since I've shot a gun...
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    A Thomb Rider !

    Even though I'm not Angelina Jolie in Tomb Rider... I'm just a city girl who knows how to shoot a gun ! My gun is .357 Magnum Python Colt ~ .. It belonged to my Uncle and he bought it from NY in 8os, ... He gave it to me several years ago as He wanted me to be strong and smart...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    26 Responses Apr 13, 2009

    2nd Amendment-defender of the Rest

    I use a Mossberg 12ga pump for trap/skeet shooting. That's my favorite. Before that I had bought a Remington 522 Viper. That's a .22 semi-auto rifle. A friend of mine from work recently gave me a nice scope for it. Worked great (had some rabbit for dinner thanks to it). I also...
    chromaticone chromaticone
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 5, 2009

    just finished my M4. its not really my cup of

    tea but the prices were reasonable. its a nice rifle and i want to see how accurate it is but i still love my A1 but neither has the authority of my M-1 Garand..haha!
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 16


    I have been shooting all my life, and learned how to defend myself also. between the martial arts my father taught me, and the proper and respectful use of firearms. I am an expert shot, love shooting, and am experminting with long range black powder. I would never shoot, unless...
    lowennunn lowennunn
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    I love going to the shooting range

    and firing off some rounds. I have a little 22 Cal and a 40 Cal.
    AmberRosecd AmberRosecd
    36-40, T
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I love shooting the AR-15,

    but I would love to try the Magpul Masada or any ACR.
    Thankyou1337 Thankyou1337
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2015


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    16-17, M
    Jun 15, 2013

    I have shot guns Seince I was about 6,

    I've been getting really good
    sweetsammy101 sweetsammy101
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    I've owned guns for many years,

    and love shooting them. They represent freedom, as well as a fun pass time. Thankfully, I had a great instructor teach me how to safely shoot and clean them. If you want to learn to shoot a gun, make sure you get a professional or someone with a lot of experience to teach you...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 15

    Raised in the Mountains of Ky,

    and WVA, my Grandaddy thought who was an WWII Army vet, raised his life long in Virginia felt it absolutely a necessity for everyone to know how to handle a gun. He thought me to shoot them, clean them, love them and have a healthy dose of fear and respect for them. as a kid we...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    Gramps would crap hellfire

    if he ever heard me say those words shoot and gun when referring to firing weapons. That said, my conscience is clear enough to continue to say, hell yea I can shoot. It would be silly to own the as many as I do if I couldn't. The whole time I was in the US ARMY, I never...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    Learned At Age 7

    I learned how to shoot a gun on a business field trip that my dad went on, and he took my mom and I with him. They were training people there for something, I don't remember what exactly, but they had to learn to shoot tiny targets using a rifle from a pretty good distance. They...
    chococat159 chococat159
    Mar 8, 2012

    I started to learn to shoot

    when I joined the army...some guns are so heavy to hold and shoot.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 28

    Gun Control

    Gun Control is the ability to make sure your shots are in a nice, tight cluster.I'm a woman who knows how to shoot a gun and I do it very well.
    ladygodiva110 ladygodiva110
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

    Point the barrel away from yourself.

    That is a good start. I have been shooting with the scouts and my dad and brother.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    May 4, 2015

    From light arms like pistols

    and rifles to heavy arms like the M2 .50 cal and Mk 19.
    Solgrid Solgrid
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2014

    Did Anyone Else Letter In Rifle?

    I lettered in Rifle in high school (before learning in college that most high schools don't have rifle teams or ranges). Did anyone else out there also get a letter in Rifle? (Also had my Rifle and Shotgun merit badges, of course)
    nuriah nuriah
    36-40, M
    Nov 2, 2013

    Permit To Carry

    Since I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, I do. I wear two. One gun is for fighting, and the other gun is for fun.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2012

    Country Life

    One of the advantages of growing up in the country; I was taught how to shoot. Although I was mostly taught how to shoot with a rifle, I steal know how to handle a pistol. I spent hours shooting at tragets pinned to trees on my dad's farm, although target practice usually only...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2009

    I've known how to shoot a gun

    since I was 7, my dad always said I needed to know how, I live in the country, and a lot of people try to steal stuff, etc. and I'm home alone a lot now. I don't think I'll ever have to use a gun, and I don't plan on using one, but it's better to know how and not use it, then...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    It was a clay pigeon,

    but I couldn't see any other birds in the sky. The noise was intensive. The kick into my shoulder hurt. I got the target, and it was my first shot! Not so accurate afterwards though. I could understand a fascination.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2015

    Well, I have shot a few before.

    I cant remember any of the specifics, but Ive shot a pistol (I think some kind of S&W but I dont remember for sure >.>), a rifle, a shotgun, and even a black powder rifle, which has some unholy recoil might I add. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 26

    I know how to use and maintain shotguns,

    my dad used to be a gamekeeper, so over time I learned how to use, clean and show the proper caution with this type of gun
    deleted deleted
    Nov 10, 2014

    I've been shooting guns

    since I was 4. On the NRA's standards, I am a Sharpshooter Bar 7. I'm also a better shot then my dad, who was in the Air Force and is the one who taught me to shoot.
    saigebeck101 saigebeck101
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Rolling Block .22

    My father taught me how to shoot at a young age probably age 6. I learned with an antique rolling block .22 carbine. I cant remember the maker but it had been in the family a long time. Over the years i learned to handle and maintain several guns and would go shooting with my...
    PupJoJo PupJoJo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2011
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    Had Private Lessons

    I dated a guy years ago who had "connections". He would take me to a firing range and taught me how to shoot a gun. I was very good at it... He said it was because while we were dating my "life was in danger". Even then I thought it was a line to get in my...
    purpleriz purpleriz
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2009

    One point in my life I used to go target

    shooting with my grandpa, it was a very fun time, occasionally there are times when we do it even now, it's fantastic. Although I admit, I am very good with some guns, but less than adequate with others. But I love target shooting (With the guns that suit me).
    Someonequiet17 Someonequiet17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Liberal and Pro Gun?

    I am a bit of an oddity in that I tend to fall on the liberal side of things in the social political spectrum but I am very pro gun and gun rights... I learned how to shoot as soon as I could walk because I was firstly the only girl in my family, secondly, my father was a NRA...
    hobolady hobolady
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2009

    When I was taken to a shooting range

    for the first time I loved it, I want to be able to go again sometime
    joelle10 joelle10
    16-17, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    What Can I Say?

    I'm from Texas, my father is former military and we spent a lot of time on my family's land in the middle of nowhere. I am one of 5 girls and my dad insisted that his daughters be able to protect and defend ourselves and each other. We were brought up with a healthy respect for...
    sugafoot70 sugafoot70
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2010

    I really enjoy shooting.

    I've mostly shot skeet but I occasionally get to shoot for groups with rifles and handguns. I'm hoping to join a high power rifle team sometime soon.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Mar 25, 2015
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