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    People you meet at the range.

    Ok this is a pet peeve. The other day two young women came in with a range employee. He set them up, explained, this a trigger, aim the gun this way, the ammo goes in here and leaves. Puts them right next to me. Dear lord. One of the women could not hit the target at arms length. It seems so unsafe to me. Nice gals but jeez...

    I've made some wonderful friends at the range also but I could do without the ganster wannabes, the Charlies Angels, etc.

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    Sometimes you just need to eat your pride and give a teaching lesson for the good or the cause. I don't mind teaching a rookie how to hit a target because they might be my back up one day. lol I have given informal lessons to a few who did end up covering my six and It is a relief knowing they will probably hit the target and not your hiney.

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    I’ll gladly help beginners out, as long as they’re willing to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    I’ll gladly help beginners out, as long as they’re willing to learn.
    That is the rub. If they are willing to learn. I'm afraid in this "me too" world, I'm not sure what they would think about some old guy trying to teach them some basics. At the age of 64 I've done my share of teaching. If someone speaks to me, etc. I'm totally willing to help.

    The ganster wannabes are not worthy of my time. I'll galdly complain to the range officer about rapid fire, improper handling of a firearm, etc.

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    As an NRA certified Metallic Cartridge instructor, I do regular classes teaching people how to properly reload. And, have been doing them here locally in the Daytona area for a long time. My reputation is well known. So, people seek me out all the time with questions, and listen when I provide learned advice. I try to NOT be "all knowing" in attitude. Have had more than a few younger guys doubt my advice when first offered, and then prove themselves wrong. Most of those sign up to take my classes because they figure that if they were wrong about whatever it was, they still have a lot to learn about the rest of it. I don't make a lot of money doing the classes. I figure it's my way to give back at this point in my life. I'm happy that I can even do the classes, considering my cancer and chemo schedule.

    If any of you are in the Daytona area on vacation, let me know, and I'll offer anyone here a discount on a class. Have had recent students from New Jersey and Louisiana.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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