Originally Posted by Matt.is.back2011
Renting also sounds like a good idea. Any recommendations on what type of gun I should be looking for when I rent them, or will i be able to just try as many as I want? Is recoil have more to do with the caliber of the bullet and less to do with the gun itself?
As previously said, kick is a function of caliber, gun design, and gun weight. Heavier guns have less kick because they have more inertia. Pistols with their barrels set lower feel like they don't kick as badly because they transfer the recoil back into your arm where the energy gets dissipated through your shoulders instead of causing normal upward kick. In general though, caliber affects it most since more powder (or a magnum round) = more energy to be transferred.
If you find that you don't like the feeling of recoil and have $700 laying around, go for a Chiappa Rhino. I shot one in a .357 magnum and it kicked about the same as a 9mm.
Originally Posted by imhungry
i don't know about you but i definitely do not want to be around a bunch of dumb **** kids with guns at a range, especially in inner city **** schools. kids are ****ing dumb and i have zero faith in them.
i guess you could do a no hands on course but that is pretty much a waste of time IMO
All you would have to have is a teacher that actually maintains authority. It's not like some liberal english teacher is going to volunteer to teach it. It would probably fall to the hardass male that every highschool seems to have.