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Old 07-21-2020, 01:18 PM
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Anybody ever taken a how to shoot a gun class? We live in the country & there are many coyotes roaming around. They are fearless & even wander around in the daytime. I've been considering taking a basic gun class. Would you take a course or not?


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Old 07-21-2020, 01:19 PM
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My father was in law enforcement and he taught me how to shoot. In high school and college our daddy/daughter dates used to be lunch and the shooting range.
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:33 PM
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I live on 15 acres with 80 behind me. We have lots of coyotes. Usually they don't bother people. I have a shepherd mix that keeps them off my property. Sometimes in the springtime when the pups are born they will yip at night and run the fence line behind me. Then my dog is up barking at them. If you have access to guns I would recommend taking a gun safety class anyway. My only concern would be not knowing where you are at. If you fired a gun at a coyote would you be endangering someone else near by? I've been considering taking a class myself as the local gun shops have been offering gun classes to women, taught by women. My opinion is if you have a gun know how to handle it safely, store it safely, and have the where with all to know when or if you should use it. jmo
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:34 PM
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I took one for my PE credit in college. Am thinking about taking a refresher for exactly the same reason as you. 😊
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:35 PM
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Definitely take a class if you are not familiar with a firearm. Some gun shops have their own range facilities and will train you or you can do an internet search to find a course near you. The NRA offers firearms training.

https://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx


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Old 07-21-2020, 01:35 PM
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If I were you I would. My husband taught me to shoot a gun.
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:37 PM
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DH and DSs all shoot. DH and 2 DS all have concealed carry licenses and DH teaches gun hunters safety classes in our area. He also coaches local HS and college trap shooting teams. I have learned how to handle a gun safely and done some target practice. I know how to use a gun if I needed too. I just don't like or enjoy doing it. I like watching trap shooting and skeet but don't enjoy doing it myself. I don't like the power of the bigger guns. However, I do enjoy shooting tbe BB gun when the boys set up the targets and mess around in the backyard.
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:05 PM
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Take the class.

My BFF’s dad taught us to shoot when we were in high school, but I took a concealed carry safety class a few years ago.
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:25 PM
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We're in the country & the homes are spread out. We also have two dogs that's why I'm concerned.
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:26 PM
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I took a few classes in grad school. Not as grad classes, but through the NRA while I was in grad school. I grew up terrified of guns bc my brother never safely stored his. They would just be propped up in the hall closet, no trigger lock or anything. I got over my fear bc now l know how they work and how they should be handled. I feared the unknown. Take the class.



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Old 07-21-2020, 02:49 PM
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Yes, take the class. I took hunter's education as a kid, but still took a class a couple of years ago prior to getting my conceal carry permit. Go to a shooting range and ask for instruction if you don't already know how to handle and shoot a weapon safely.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:13 PM
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I have been around guns my whole life and had a lot of scattered knowledge. I took a class to get my concealed carry permit. I got the permit but didn't choose to get my license. I do not regret the class.

They went over everything in a practical manner. It helped me organize my thoughts and previous knowledge. So Part I was a class on the book knowledge. Then I got to load a gun and shoot it with an instructor. So Part II was "in the field" at a small shooting range. The two parts worked together.

It was an all day class from 9a-6p. You would not want shorter than that. You might even want to add more sessions for more field practice or follow up questions that don't come up until you shoot some.

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Old 07-21-2020, 04:38 PM
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Years ago I got my concealed carry, and I would recommend a class. I would also make sure to go to the range or practice shooting regularly. With having surgery on both wrists at different times and the range not being open yet, I haven't gone shooting in a few years. I miss it!
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DH and I considered taking a class
Old 07-21-2020, 05:08 PM
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As a Christmas present to each other. We just thought it would be something we could do together that was different. We didn’t follow through. Maybe in the future.
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Old 07-21-2020, 05:27 PM
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I live on 55 acres. I have a gun range on my property that I can see from my back door. We are building a larger gun range in the woods just beyond that. Our family get togethers always involve shooting guns of some type. I would take the class even if you only plan to have your gun at your house.
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:29 PM
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I've taken concealed carry classes and shooting classes even though I did not follow through on getting the permit and don't shoot for hobby or defense. I live in the same house as guns, and I think it's important to take the class if you're going to be around guns in any capacity. It helps you understand how they work and how to exist in the same space as them safely. You can also be an advocate for yourself if you see someone not using a gun safely.

There are instructors who specialize in everything from "I'm not really sure about this gun thing" students to "gung-ho, protect-the-2A-all-the-way" students, so you can probably find someone you're comfortable with no matter where on the spectrum you lie.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:20 AM
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I took the class after my DH died and I now had his gun. I even took the concealed carry part and got the license. It makes me feel secure in some ways. But the best part was that I learned how to use the thing safely.
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