This was started on 6/7/10. I'm not sure what date it will have when I hit publish.
Last Tuesday, I took off work to recover from the hell that is yardwork, and decided to take a friend to the range for his first visit.
I had him come to my house first, so I could introduce him to the two firearms he'd be shooting in the quiet comfort of my living room. Knowing R has no experience with FPS-type games cemented the idea that this would be better than introducing him at the range itself.
I pulled out the .22 and the .380, and showed him the basics. I explained the rules to him, waited until he felt comfortable, and made sure he understood everything I'd explained. He seemed pretty clear on everything, so we headed out.
We only went through a box of .22LR and .380, partly for time and partly for availability of ammunition. .380 is still hard to come by in my area.
R seemed to enjoy the .22 - he wasn't intimidated at all, and agreed it feels like an overgrown pop-gun. He went through about 16 rounds before he decided to move up to the .380. I think he was a little intimidated by it...even after we finished the box, he seemed to prefer the .22. He's got to work on his accuracy, but I hope we can set another day for that.
All in all, I think he had fun. I definitely did. We've gotta do it again!