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Greetings from the SF Bay Area

#1 Post by AndyCali » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:45 am

Hey there, new member from the SF Bay Area, specifically San Mateo.

I am a relatively new shooter, but I'm getting involved in the competition side of things. I'm not very good (yet), tend to be in the lower half of the overall standings, but that's maybe because I don't shoot a race gun. Alternatively, maybe it's because I have a lot to learn and need a lot more practice. In all honesty, the 2nd reason is more likely, my skills hold me back more than my firearm.

One challenge I've found in shooting is the strong right lean that most of my peers have. I don't find it too oppressive, I'm pretty easy to get along with, but I do often feel, well, alone. So I'm happy to have found this organization.

Any questions you may have for me, feel free to send them my way!

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#2 Post by K9s » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:04 am

Welcome!

It is all about practice. Don't fall into the "race gun" trap. When you are experienced enough that a race gun makes the difference, you will know more about what you want and what you need to buy. When you see people with race guns lose to experienced guys with stock M9s or, even, revolvers.... you know it is about the shooter and not the gun.

We are all in the same bizarre boat. Most gun-owners are now right-wing. Just have fun shooting. Things won't always be this way.
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#3 Post by Mohead » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:24 am

:welcome: from Alabama.
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#4 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:18 am

Hi, from NJ
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#5 Post by lurker » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:17 am

:welcome:
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#6 Post by senorgrand » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 am

welcome! what are you shootin? pics? ;)
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#7 Post by Bucolic » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 am

Hey from Gettysburg.
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#8 Post by AndyCali » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:09 am

senorgrand wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 am
...what are you shootin? pics?
Here's a picture of me shooting my Glock G30 (.45 subcompact) in one of my first competitions. Feel free to judge me for my firearm choice and/or shooting technique :)

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If you are interested, I've got a video of this stage. Warning: I'm new, and I suck :)

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#9 Post by AndyCali » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 am

K9s wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:04 am
...Don't fall into the "race gun" trap...
...When you see people with race guns lose to experienced guys with stock M9s or, even, revolvers...
Heh, yeah, I don't want to be "that guy". I'm perfectly happy being near the bottom of the barrel and learning... for now. I'm in no rush to randomly fling money at some gear that won't help me improve.

And thank you for the greeting.

Yeah, I do think the pendulum will swing. In the meantime, I'm glad this forum exists!

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#10 Post by AndyCali » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:14 am

Hey there Alabama, New Jersey, Gettysburg, and everyone else! How's the shooting in your neck of the woods?

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#11 Post by lurker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:21 am

it's good here. thinking of getting up a range trip in the next week or so, if it's not too hot.
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#12 Post by kronkmusic » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am

Welcome from sunny South Florida!

This is a very diverse space, I think you'll enjoy it :)

CZ is the best, anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant or a liar ;)

Shooting where I am is okay, Florida has relatively lax gun laws. We have a bunch of ranges, but walking distance from me is one of my favorite ranges I've ever been to. It's what I like to call a "dive bar" of gun ranges. Old industrial district, nobody ever there except the occasional old dude or old black lady, cats roam the place at will, smells a little bit like your grandma's house aside from the gunpowder (unless you had a super badass grandma), it's kinda magical if you can appreciate it for what it is.

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#13 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:03 am

Shooting is easy here in PA. My outdoor range cost me about $100 a year, and usually I’m the only one shooting there. Gun laws are simple in the sense that it’s easy to get a license to carry, there is no waiting period, mag limit, nor approved list to deal with.

Oh yeah. CZs are sublime.


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#14 Post by max129 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:43 am

Welcome from Las Vegas Nevada
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#15 Post by highdesert » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am

:welcome: I don't judge on firearms choice, but we all have opinions on different guns.
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#16 Post by lurker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:01 am

there is sometimes vivid debate about whether john browning was a god, or merely a mortal genius.
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#17 Post by K9s » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:08 am

kronkmusic wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am
CZ is the best, anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant or a liar ;)
AndyCali, don't listen to the conspiracy theorists. Everyone knows that SIG is the best.
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#18 Post by KeltonCA » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:56 am

Welcome neighbor, I’m in Menlo Park and new here too.


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