This does not bode well for our lifestyle, you need to ease newbies into it.
I usually go:
.22 rifle (4-16x scope), .223 (red dot), 12 gauge (irons + reduced recoil at first then a 3" MAG) to 9MM pistol (irons).
Now that my Hammerli pistol is finally shipping out today (5 month order boo)
.22 -> .223 -> 12GA (or .308) -> .22 pistol -> 9MM pistol
I generally spend around 20 minutes with each newbie in the lounge/club area going over rules/intro and letting them get a feel for each firearm before I let them get out onto the line. I have never had anyone come away with anything other than a completely positive experience.
Whole process usually takes around 1.5-2hours.
I can't stand her, I will turn off the edge from 10-2. Not sure what it is, but FF and dean Blundell show are hilarious.
She always sounded like a bit of an anti, hope she has a new better outlook on firearms and shooting in general, Its not just for criminals and killing people :P
Jesus was a carpenter....but, his father's an IRONWORKER
I started my wife out on a Sig 9mm and she is doing just fine.
It was hardly an introduction, she mentioned she only took 3 shots.
I've seen way more "shady" creatures at the public ranges
Remember that between the waiver, the arrests and all the cameras in a COMMERCIAL facility that is mangaed and manned, primarily the wanna bees are the only ones left as those that require annonymity do not like the scutiny.
I've personally seen groups come in with a patsy who has the "token" PAL and the rest were his guests, so having a license is not a guarantee in the least.
Also remember, a PAL is only resfused if violence is suspected, not simply stupidity or criminal behaviour.
my 2 cents.
CEO The Shooting Edge
Calgary's Shooting Centre