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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGTUNA62 View Post
    In the process of getting a Florida non res. and yes its absolutly impossible to get one here in New Jersey.
    pmb61 is sharp and fast, eh? He must have caught that big tuna in 62 with a .22! j/k...ignore me: I don't exist.

    Anyway, welcome to the club. This is the most informative group in town. You will learn a lot here....and argue with someone a lot too...in a good way. Don't forget to buy yourself a laser bore sighter.
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    Snap caps, someone who wont sugarcoat things to watch you, a pellet gun/.22, shadow practice (without the weapon in your hand), are afew things that have helped me. Welcome to the club, hope to see ya around. Have fun be safe.
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    There is alot of good feedback on this subject in this thread and forum in general. A few thoughts..
    IMO, get the instruction and get it early. You dont need anything fancy, just a basic pistol course will do (firearm safety/ basic marksmanship principles) After you have established a base, you will be able to practice and teach yourself new techniques, without the "bad habits" that usually accompany "self-instruction." Plus the saftey training is invaluable, even to the most experienced shooter.
    "You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." (Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC, 1962.)
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  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by BIGTUNA62 View Post
    In the process of getting a Florida non res. and yes its absolutly impossible to get one here in New Jersey.
    You are not the first person to say that.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    pmb61 is sharp and fast, eh? He must have caught that big tuna in 62 with a .22! j/k...ignore me: I don't exist.
    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:4-5

  7. I am also new to CCW and i have a question and was not sure where to put it. i live in nc and was wondering if i am on my way from work to a high school football game and do not have time to go home. is it ok for me to unload my gun before i get on school property and put it in my trunk or is that still illegal? it would really stink to have to go to work without it just because i was going to the game afterwards. i looked for any info on this on many websites and none of them address this. thanks for the help

  8. Thanks for the help. I have another question and that is: I would like to practice at home as well as at the range. I cannot always get to the range so, what I am thinking of is getting a laser. This way I can see what I am doing by looking at the light as I pull the trigger. Great idea I think so but, lasers are $229 and up for something I am just using occasionally. I don't want it on the gun at all times. Now for the question is there any other alternative that would help me with what I want to do? I have seen bore sighting bullets and they are more reasonable at about $70 at cabelas. If I were to do the bore sighting bullet can you dry fire with it in the chamber without ruining the gun or the laser sight bullet? Thanks
    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:4-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGTUNA62 View Post
    Hello all from New Jersey. I am new to CCW and to handguns for that matter. I'll get right to it as I said I am a newbie and need help in the personal things I can do to help my accuracy. I bought a Glock 19 and am having problems and I mean problems I am all over the place. I am on the paper but low, high, left and right. Where do I start and what could I do on my own to get close. I want to do training but want to get my feet wet and somewhat efficient before I go and make a fool of myself. All help welcome and thank you in advance. I am glad to be a part of this forum and look forward in talking with you all. I have a lot to learn holsters, carry position, different tactics but, first things first and thatís being accurate.
    In NJ I recommend you contact Anthony Colandro at Gun For Hire. They have several school locations throughout NJ. Great staff, knowledgable and fun place to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGTUNA62 View Post
    Hello all from New Jersey. I am new to CCW and to handguns for that matter. I'll get right to it as I said I am a newbie and need help in the personal things I can do to help my accuracy. I bought a Glock 19 and am having problems and I mean problems I am all over the place. I am on the paper but low, high, left and right. Where do I start and what could I do on my own to get close. I want to do training but want to get my feet wet and somewhat efficient before I go and make a fool of myself. All help welcome and thank you in advance. I am glad to be a part of this forum and look forward in talking with you all. I have a lot to learn holsters, carry position, different tactics but, first things first and thatís being accurate.
    Try this web site.

    The Glock FAQ: glock_faq_tips_from_the_pros

    It's all about Glocks from Glock expert competition shooters. The section on trigger control and stance is outstanding.

    Typically getting the 'spray' pattern is a result of trigger control and grip issues. I had the same issue with a G33. I just could not get on target consistantly with that pistol.


    Came to find it was a combination of a couple of things for me. First and foremost was the gun just did not fit my hand correctly. I didn't realize it until I spoke to a smith. I though there was aproblem with the mechanics of the gun. He took the time to put some other pistols in my hand until I found one I was comfortable. The one I ended up with has a natural point for my hand so I'm not 'forcing' the gun to go where I want it to. It just naturally points in the same direction my natural point goes.

    Make a fist, hold it out in front of you so your wrist is completely comfortable, close your eyes and point your index finger out so that it is also comfortable. That is your natural point arm/wrist position.

    Now do the same thing with your UNLOADED pistol. Pick a target and aim at it. Do you have that same comfortable feeling in the arm and wrist or are you contorting the grip and position to get on target?

    You'll need a friend to help you with this one. Grip the pistol, close your eyes and just raise the pistol to the shooting position. Keeping your eyes closed, adjust your wrist until you gget that comfortable feeling. Your friend is there to make sure you don't change your wrist position when ou open your eyes. Now open your eyes and look at there you're aiming. Do you have a level weapon and are you looking down the length of the barrel?

    If you're not comfortable with the grip and point (wrist and arm) you'll never be happy with the end result. IMHO (In my humble opinion) of course.

    I've listened to the guys that tell me "you gotta learn to aim the gun" but in actuality they are telling you you have to let the gun aim you and that is a difficult thing to do. Changing your natural comfort is not the way to gain confidence with a firearm.

    Check out the web site. You may find some tips to work with. Good luck and Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGTUNA62 View Post
    Thanks for the help. I have another question and that is: I would like to practice at home as well as at the range. I cannot always get to the range so, what I am thinking of is getting a laser. This way I can see what I am doing by looking at the light as I pull the trigger. Great idea I think so but, lasers are $229 and up for something I am just using occasionally. I don't want it on the gun at all times. Now for the question is there any other alternative that would help me with what I want to do? I have seen bore sighting bullets and they are more reasonable at about $70 at cabelas. If I were to do the bore sighting bullet can you dry fire with it in the chamber without ruining the gun or the laser sight bullet? Thanks
    I have a bore sighting laser. Got it from Sportsmans Guide for around $40. It's the kind that fits inside the bore. You might try one of them.

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