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Any interest in NRA Pistol Orientation?

Anyone else want to sign up with me? I've never fired a handgun before and its a hobby I've wanted to try for a while.

Any thoughts on the class? I haven't sent in for my foid card yet, (need to get a photo), but it doesn't mention anything about that for the class. So I assume I don't need it for the class.

Anyone else interested in going? I wouldn't feel as dumb if I had a buddy going with

Course Title NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation
Class Date & Time Sunday, May 09, 2010 1:00 PM
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Close Date Sunday, May 02, 2010
Cost $99.00
Initial Deposit Required $0.00
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616 COBBLESTONE CIRCLE
GLENVIEW, IL 60025
USA
Ph: 773 497 8543
Comments THIS CERTIFIED NRA PISTOL COURSE INTRODUCES THE STUDENT TO ONE CALIBER OF HANDGUN.THE .22 CALIBER SEMI-AUTO. CLASSROOM & RANGE INSTRUCTION COMPLETE THE COURSE. PROPER SAFETY, HANDLING, TRANSPORTATION & STORAGE OF A FIREARM ARE DISCUSSED. RENTAL & .22 AMMO ARE INCLUDED. RANGE FEE IS ADDITIONAL. SECOND PERSON SIGNING UP PAYS $ 75.

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Kinda sucks you have to pay the range fee too.
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Take the class... do it.
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I've never fired a handgun before and its a hobby I've wanted to try for a while.
As a hobby.... if you want to have fun shooting, don't waste your time with handguns. IMO, it's rather boring. It's ok to shoot a few large bore guns off like the .480 .45 or .50 for the "wow" factor but it gets old pretty quick.

Riffle's or shotguns offer way more as far as the shooting "hobby" is concerned, IMO.

I myself prefer to shoot shotguns because I bird hunt and also enjoy target shooting something that actually moves. (Clays + Launcher) Shooting paper targets at the typical local gun range = boring. Just my opinion.

Now some will probably jump on me saying you can do other things than shoot paper targets with a handgun... and I'll come back and say if you shoot at the majority of the ranges around the area you'll be shooting at a piece of paper.


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I agree that shotguns are much more fun to shoot than handguns but I wouldn't say handgun shooting is a waste of time. Shooting at paper is still fun. Anything that goes BANG and put holes in stuff is good times.

Maynard, I took the NRA basic pistol course a few years ago when I first started shooting. I'd definitely recommend it and I'm really glad I did it. You will learn the right way and and not develop bad habits from the start. Do it.
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