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Old 05-23-2013, 08:14 AM
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German kids first time shooting

The guy I practice law with is a high school wrestling coach. A German all star team was spending a couple days in Corvallis, Or and the weather turned normal, wet and damp. They decided to head for a local farm to do a little shooting. None of the kids had ever touched a gun.

I sent a few guns and some reloads, I was booked all day and could not join them.

They apparently liked the Ruger 20 gauge, 10/22, the STI Ranger II in 9mm and the Rossi Puma '92 45 Colt the best. The pictures relate what we all know, shooting is FUN.


Not the best trigger safety here.

















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Old 05-23-2013, 10:58 AM
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Looks like they had fun for sure. A cool experience.


Muzzle discipline needed badly in that group photo. I'm sure the guns were safety checked prior, it just makes me cringe. I guess that's the father in me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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What a fantastic opportunity! I must agree with Dub on the muzzle discipline; but in the same breath, I must add that it's always a great outcome when you can introduce new shooters to a day of shooting without an incident.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:49 AM
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Should have provided them with some German made guns like Walthers or Heckler & Koch.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:00 PM
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Should have provided them with some German made guns like Walthers or Heckler & Koch.
I was thinking Krieghoff
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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It's a shame they live in a nanny state; and they make some fine firearms in Germany. The major market for their firearms is police departments world wide and the civilian market here in the states.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:55 PM
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Germans also make a good beer and a good sausage!

Aw geez, it always ends up with food and drink for me...!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:48 PM
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Today a German girl saw my desktop wallpaper (a 1911) and asked, "Do you have a gun on your computer?", followed by "Okay... is it yours?" Right after that, I saw this. Good job!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:17 AM
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Fantastisch!
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:14 PM
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A great way to introduce some kids to what makes America unique. I've taken foreigners from as far away communist bastions as Boston Mass. shooting. They really enjoy the experience of a afternoon at the range. Nice that you were able to treat these kids to a great time.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:18 PM
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Great to share a good experience with kids that don't have that opportunity at home.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:50 AM
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uncross that boy's thumbs!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:10 AM
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I know a high school student that visited Germany under an exchange program. He was amazed at the German teenagers drinking beer with their parents. He received the same amazed look from the German kids when he showed them pictures of the guns he owns.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:48 AM
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Back when I was involved with motorcycle road raving teams, the Japanese technicians would come over from Japan and they ALL wanted to shoot guns---since I was the "gun guy" in our crowd, I would take them out shooting a variety of my guns---they always insisted upon paying for all the ammo and then we would always go out for food and drink after (they paid again)---it was a real good time...
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:01 PM
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Back when I was involved with motorcycle road raving teams, the Japanese technicians would come over from Japan and they ALL wanted to shoot guns---since I was the "gun guy" in our crowd, I would take them out shooting a variety of my guns---they always insisted upon paying for all the ammo and then we would always go out for food and drink after (they paid again)---it was a real good time...
That sounds awesome!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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This is what it's all about. I serve as a range officer at the Ft. Hood Skeet and Trap Range, and get novices there all the time. It's really a lot of fun to share with them how to shoot the guns. You would be surprised how may soldiers have never shot shotguns. It's rally a different kind of shooting, and they all seem to really have fun with it. These pics remind me of some of the folks that I get to deal with.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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in the last two weeks I've introduced two germans to shooting for their first time. I started with with my .54 flintlock muzzleloader. Then a a bolt action .22. Then a .44 winchester 1894. then a Ruger mini 14. each time the fellows had a 'blast'. One guy one saturday, the next saturday another guy. They each had smiles that wouldn't quit. Two new converts to the shooting sports....
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:09 AM
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By the looks, most of them had not turned 18 yet, so they are not allowed to fire big bore firearms here in germany.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:32 AM
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Maybe some facts about Germany:

Allowed to shoot rimefire (.22lr): 14y with allowance from parents / 16y without
Allowed to buy rimefire weapon: 18y

Allowed to shoot shotgun: 16y with allowance from parents / 18y without
Allowed to buy shotgun weapon: 21y

Allowed to shoot centerfire: 18y
Allowed to buy centerfire: 21y with "psycho-expertise" / 25y without

Allowed to shoot muzzleloader: 18y without handling powder / 21y with
Allowed to buy muzzleloader: 18y

Allowed to buy/handle powder: 21y

To buy a gun:
-1 year in a club
-18 times training
- "Gun-handling-seminar", 2 days, $200
- no criminal record

Limitations:
- 2 handguns, up to 6 if your shooting is very good
- 3 semi, up to 5 if your shooting is very good
- repeater no limit, but over 50 or 200 (depents on county) you need a collection license
- allowed to buy max. 2 guns in 6 month

Shooting only on licensed shooting ranges, not on privat property without a licensed shooting range

To buy or handle powder:
- "powder-handling-seminar", 2 days, $200
- no criminal record

If you are a gun owner, the administration has the right to check anytime your guns at home and you have to pay for that. The guns have to be locked away in a classified safe. ($300)

But I like the idea to start drinking beer with 16y in Germany. Because we could get the driving license at 18, the young people get the chance to figure out how their body react to alcohol. So we have an idea, what it will be to drive a car, if we tried to manage to ride a bike...


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Old 06-17-2013, 06:47 AM
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Giving guns to Germans... not a good idea :-)
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:51 AM
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hold on there a minute..........
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:11 AM
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Germans also make a good beer and a good sausage!

Aw geez, it always ends up with food and drink for me...!
They are the masters of beer.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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They are the masters of beer.
But they dont hold a candle to Belgians! :beer:
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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German Beer, brewed aftrer the Deutsche Reinheitsgebot..........
Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Anschuetz, Carl Walther...All german.....an last, but not least Curry Wurst mit Pommes and a good old Wiener Schnitzel mit Pommes.....
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:06 AM
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While station in GDR during the late 80's I spent 2 weeks with our sister unit of the Bundeswehr I got to carry and shot their G3 rifle, Panzerfaust and toss a couple concusion grenades... Quite a bit of fun for a AVIM tech! Since they never let us shot the weapons on the Cobra or Apache. I miss being in Germany, the food was tremendous...oh and those Imbus stands...grilled brawts on a brochen with mustard...
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