As passionate as shooters can be about protecting their gun rights, it’s important not to get too caught up in Us vs. Them thinking. Plenty of folks who don’t shoot might enjoy it if their concerns or misconceptions about firearms were addressed properly. Here are a few common arguments against shooting that could, if handled diplomatically, be broken and ultimately lead to a friend joining you on the shooting range for the first time.
- Wouldn't it be fun to get Grandma out to the range for an afternoon? But with her age, her size and that bit of arthritis in her hands, chances are she won’t have much fun running her grandson's 12-gauge. If you have a friend or family member who is sensitive to felt recoil for one reason or another, then it's time to crack out the .22s. Just about anyone can enjoy running .22 handguns or rifles with low levels of felt recoil. They can practice all they want because the ammunition is affordable. If they are sensitive to noise, then try ammunition like the CCI Quiet. This low-velocity cartridge offers a 75-percent reduction in noise compared to other .22 rounds, and is accurate to boot.