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    If you don't have a lot of time, watch the 5th and 7th video, they're the most well-filmed.

    So me and my brother went to Virginia with our Mom (the three of us live in Québec) to spend Christmas with her best friend's family, so obviously me and my brother had to use the opportunity to shoot some guns.

    Ok, so the title isn't completely true. We got to shoot an M1911 and an AR-15, but give me a break, I had to find a gun brand that rhymed with Canuck. It's true, however, that it was the first time we used any kind of firearm.

    Also, sorry for the video dump. I had to upload these individually as I was on my laptop over there and didn't have access to video editing software.

    Anyway, here are the videos put in chronological order (first one was my absolute first time shooting a gun, second one was my brother's first time, etc...)

    Watch in 1080p!

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    my favorite one was the assault bazooka but i also liked the glockenpoppers

    bienvenu au EU
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    my favorite one was the assault bazooka but i also liked the glockenpoppers

    bienvenu au EU
    We were just there on Vacation for 2 weeks. Now I'm already back in Montréal, but shooting those guns was definitely the highlight of that trip for me!

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    buy some real ones, its not like you can't do that here.

    More Canadian shooters the better
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    Guns are fun.
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    Sorry!
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    buy some real ones, its not like you can't do that here.

    More Canadian shooters the better
    Eh, as much as it was fun playing with one, I can't see myself dropping down a couple hundred bucks for a gun. I mean, it would cut down on my video game budget, and I'm already short on cash after the last Steam Sale. Of course, if I was rich I wouldn't hesitate to go to Texas a couple of times to have fun shooting a wide range of guns. It's a matter of money and convenience right now, really.

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    wow scrub you couldnt even do a 360 noscope
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    wow scrub you couldnt even do a 360 noscope
    This might interest you, then:


    I mean, it's pretty much common sense, but actually hearing exactly why quickscoping in real life would be stupid is nice. Combat Facts in general is a pretty average show, but at least some of the things they demontrate are very interesting, like the one about the ballistic knife or the riot shield.
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    Dennab
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    I remember shooting a .22 when I was like, 8 years old.

    Now I'm looking to buy my own .270 bolt action rifle. Gotta get my PAL first though, which sucks ass that you have to pay for it.

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    Don't teacup pistols.
    Please.
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    Don't teacup pistols.
    Please.
    It was the very first time in my life I shot a gun, give me a break. The son of my mother's best friend was the one who brought us to the shooting range, and besides him giving us a crash course on how not to endanger ourselves and other people with a firearm, I had no other training.

    I mean, I can see now that it takes time to get better with them, like anything else. Surprisingly, I can also see that being in good physical condition actually helps with accuracy and stability. I'm a pretty weak guy, so I had a hard time getting hits on target and had a bit of difficulty compensating for the recoil.

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    Try out a shotgun, if possible. I hear they've got some strong-ish recoil.

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    It was the very first time in my life I shot a gun, give me a break. The son of my mother's best friend was the one who brought us to the shooting range, and besides him giving us a crash course on how not to endanger ourselves and other people with a firearm, I had no other training.

    I mean, I can see now that it takes time to get better with them, like anything else. Surprisingly, I can also see that being in good physical condition actually helps with accuracy and stability. I'm a pretty weak guy, so I had a hard time getting hits on target and had a bit of difficulty compensating for the recoil.
    I try to shoot regularly (about once a week). Practice shooting is incredibly fun and a great way to waste time (and money!). I can tell you that managing the recoil isn't much so about your physical condition but more about your mental condition and knowledge. Knowing how to handle the firearm properly and not anticipating the recoil help tremendously when you're trying to get a small grouping. Always keep a loaded weapon pointed down range and keep your finger off the trigger when you're not ready to fire, some weapons have very sensitive trigger pulls. I understand this was your first time and being nervous is to be expected but try not to be scared of the weapon and know that you're always in control of it. Have fun and be safe!

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    It was the very first time in my life I shot a gun, give me a break. The son of my mother's best friend was the one who brought us to the shooting range, and besides him giving us a crash course on how not to endanger ourselves and other people with a firearm, I had no other training.

    I mean, I can see now that it takes time to get better with them, like anything else. Surprisingly, I can also see that being in good physical condition actually helps with accuracy and stability. I'm a pretty weak guy, so I had a hard time getting hits on target and had a bit of difficulty compensating for the recoil.
    It's not exactly your fault. Your instructor should have corrected your grip/stance. If had a proper grip and a better stance you would be able to handle recoil and shoot accurately. When you teacup a pistol, your left hand does nothing. You might as well have been shooting one handed.


    Keep up the shooting, man.

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    It's not exactly your fault. Your instructor should have corrected your grip/stance. If had a proper grip and a better stance you would be able to handle recoil and shoot accurately. When you teacup a pistol, your left hand does nothing. You might as well have been shooting one handed.

    Keep up the shooting, man.
    Interesting to know, thanks. Also, the guy giving me directions wasn't really my instructor, he was just a friend of ours and while he knows how to properly handle a gun (and he did give us a crash course on gun safety), he probably didn't want to spoil the experience of shooting a gun for the first time so he didn't really try to correct what we were doing, unless it was potentially dangerous (he did tell me several time to only put my finger on the trigger when I was ready to shoot, and only then).

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    Why make a new thread when I got this one already, right?

    Hey, so this might actually become a yearly thing for me and my bro. We're probably going to be visiting Virginia each year from now on, and of course that means shooting more guns during my visit.

    My Mom's best friend's son, Titus, bought an SKS a couple of weeks ago, and we might go to the range tomorrow to try it out. I'll have some videos of it uploaded around the same time as last year, but for now here are some cringe-inducing pictures of me posing with it (me in the black shirt, my bro in the plaid shirt and Titus in the green t-shirt):

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    Pretty jelly because in canada you can get guns that us normal americans can't or would be hard to find like the Type 97 or SVT's

    Happy shooting.
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    if you ever drop by Florida, you can come hang at the range with me and maybe a few other facepunchers and have your way with a few different mosins and assalt gats
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    Which Type 97 exactly?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_97

    I'm guessing it's the Sniper Rifle, but I'm legit wondering.

    And apparently you're right regarding the SVT-40.

    Damn, makes me interested in buying one in that case.

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    Which Type 97 exactly?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_97

    I'm guessing it's the Sniper Rifle, but I'm legit wondering.

    And apparently you're right regarding the SVT-40.

    Damn, makes me interested in buying one in that case.
    He's talking about the QBZ that takes STANAGS. and yeah, SVT-40's are super cheap in Canuckistan, compared to the US where they cost updwards of 2 grand for beaters. Every Canadian should own one.
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    Which Type 97 exactly?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_97

    I'm guessing it's the Sniper Rifle, but I'm legit wondering.

    And apparently you're right regarding the SVT-40.

    Damn, makes me interested in buying one in that case.
    You can get an SVT-40 for ~$300
    SKS for ~$100

    and when he says Type 97 he means:

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    Thanks for the info, guys.