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Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby SoupOrMan » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:42 am

So, one of the guys I game with online is interested in learning to shoot. He lives in New Hampshire, near Portsmouth. Since I live in Illinois, it's a bit difficult to just pop over for a shooting session. I can't find any public ranges or shops with public ranges in the area (except for the SigArms Academy). Does anyone know any good spots in the Portsmouth area where a guy can go to rent a pistol or rifle and learn to shoot?
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby mekender » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:53 am

i sent an email to Jay in MA... hopefully he will come here and post his info.

he is a good guy that does a lot with new shooters... and it looks like hes only about a hour away.
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby JayG » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:01 pm

Hey hey kids!

I'm about 40 minutes south of Portsmouth, and there's a public range in Salisbury, MA (Bob's Tactical) that's even closer (like 25 minutes).

I'd be more than happy to meet with your friend for a quick gun safety/general range etiquette session and some basic pistol shooting. I have a routine I use for new shooters:

Smith & Wesson Model 17 .22LR revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 422 .22LR semi-automatic
Ruger Security Six .357 Magnum/.38 Special revolver
SigSauer P226 9mm semi-automatic

This gives a basic intro to both wheelguns and semi-autos, starting with the venerable .22 long rifle cartridge for a low-recoil, low noise introduction.

I can be reached either here or via my contact information on my blog, MArooned http://www.stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com.

Thanks for thinking of me!

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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby SoupOrMan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:20 am

Thanks, man! I'll let him know. I think he's around college aged and all he knows about firearms is what he's learned from Call of Duty 4. He will also be the first to admit that does not make him knowledgeable about real firearms, so he's already learned the "guns aren't toys" thing. I'll send him to your blog when I see him online again, which ought to be sooner rather than later.
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby mekender » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:05 am

welcome aboard jay... hopefully you will grace us with some traffic rants every so often :mrgreen:

though i hear that with your new GPS that might get less frequent
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby JayG » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:11 pm

mekender wrote:welcome aboard jay... hopefully you will grace us with some traffic rants every so often :mrgreen:

though i hear that with your new GPS that might get less frequent


Nah, the GPS doesn't give updates on "Stupid brake-rider ahead" or "Soccer mom on cell phone in middle of road"...

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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby Netpackrat » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:48 pm

Welcome home, Jay!
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Postby mekender » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:00 am

BTW if anyone here doesnt know about Jay's blog... it is pretty much a daily must read...
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby Netpackrat » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:32 am

Jay was one of the original members many forum changes ago. We know all about him... :lol:
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby Combat Controller » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:29 am

A link to it or it didn't happen.
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby JayG » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:50 am

Netpackrat wrote:Jay was one of the original members many forum changes ago. We know all about him... :lol:


Hey, I was told that those pictures would be destroyed! Destroyed! They promised!

:)

Combat Controller, the link is www.stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com (yes, I am a shameless link whore...)

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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby mekender » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:14 am

yes... yes you are... :mrgreen:

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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby SoupOrMan » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:39 am

Jay,

I sent the guy your blog address. Hopefully he'll take you up on the offer.
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby Dub_James » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:29 pm

Excellent, another of the oldies returns to our lil' retirement home!

Welcome back :D
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Re: Trying to find a range for a new shooter...

Postby Jered » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:31 am

If you really want to be an attention whore, but the link in your signature.
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