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View Poll Results: Who taught you to shoot?
Family 132 46.81%
Friends 11 3.90%
Civilian instructor 8 2.84%
The gubmint (police/military) 36 12.77%
Me, myself, and my assistant I 81 28.72%
Somebody else (who?) 14 4.96%
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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:20 PM #1
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Who taught you to shoot?

I just got into shooting this year because all my out-of-state co-workers shoot, but I wonder how much of a disadvantage I'm really at being a first-generation shooter. How did you guys (and gals) learn to toss lead?
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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:26 PM #2
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hate make things complicated but orginally myself but it was work who taught me to shoot well!!
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My job made me a pretty good pistol shooter.
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Started when I was a kid with my uncles and father .Then lil bit in boyscouts . from there just picking up things myself anlong the way .
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My father served in the Corps and taught me to be a rifleman. By the time I was 15 I shot better with irons than most people I knew did with an optic. Things have changed a little as my company became better and we all got into long range. So far I have been on my own with pistols.
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Grandfather taught me when I was a wee one.

The military added to it.

Ed Shell refined it.
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My Father. No military or anything like that. He was/is an outdoorsman.
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My pops taught me the basics, a misspent youth taught me the intermediates and experience got me to where I am today, wherever the Hell that is.
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My grandfather taught me how to shoot when I was about 8 years old, then when I was 12 my brother-in-law let me shoot his handguns and that was when I became completely addicted to guns.
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You are not at a disadvantage. It just takes time, instruction on fundamentals, and practice. Natural talent does not hurt either.

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The military honed the skill and taught me not to shoot myself and other unintended people and objects.
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School,... back in CCP we have military class, every one must take target practice, then Army.
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Grandfather, hunting mulies, elk, sheep, coyote, rodent vermin and goats. Haven't ever shot a pistol though! Am learning this year.
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Although I have had alot of good instructors in the past in LE, I would say that I'm 90% self-taught.

When I was in LE, I had other instructors beg me not to teach the recruits to shoot the way I did, or to even let them see me shoot. My style is apparently somewhat unconventional in the eyes of your standard LE instructor.....I still shot 98 -100 though, every time. Making your shots count is all that matters.
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My pops taught me the basics, a misspent youth taught me the intermediates and experience got me to where I am today, wherever the Hell that is.
LOL. Sounds just like my story, except it was my Mom who taught me the basics.
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