How To Try Guns?

>TL;DR
> Went to only local range to take basic course and try out guns
> Clerks extra
> Rentals limited
> Almost got electrocuted
> Keep suggesting guns I've never fired, to buy, even though I've said repeatedly I'd like to fire things before I buy them

How do I try guns if only local range is full of shills and only offers like 20 different Glocks and 10 randos for rent?
Rentals aren't even labeled clearly.
Probably a good place to grab ammo, and might be the only LGS for when I do decide to buy.

Special Extended Edition:
> get out of hospital
> decided to go to a range bc I don't start work back for a week
> look up only local indoor range
> take intro course
> Instructor takes 5mins to go on innawoods rant mid-course
> we go to range
> Fire gun for first time (SIG P365), hit the bottom of the 9 ring at 10y
> Instructor: "Not, bad for a first shot."
> Hit my X of Y shots and pass
> tell'm I'll come back for the CWP later
> "So which one you think about [buying]?"
> "Eh, not sure; I'd like to fire a few first and see which ones feel good."
> he shrugs
> back in shop
> Realize only about 1/10th of the guns on the wall are available for rent
> 1/3rd of them are just different Glocks
> Try second gun ever (Glock 19)
> "Is that going to be the one?"
> "I'd like to try a few; get a feel for them. Do you have a Taurus for rent? The one downstairs felt good."
> "No, that Taurus is not for rent."
> "No other ones?"
> "No."
> "Any revolvers?"
> "I wouldn't recommend a revolver to anyone," goes on 2min spiel that feels almost rehearsed about how much he hates revolvers and nobody should ever use one
> "Okay."
> I go back upstairs, pay for my rents (already paid for course)
> "Do you want to put in for one of them?"
> Me, financially strained from time in hospital and having only ever fired 2 guns ever, "Not this time. I'd like to come back and try a few other ones before I pick."
> he's visibly annoyed
> Come back in 2 weeks
[cont]

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Different clerks
    > Ask about a .22 mom, since she's alone now-
    > Don't even finish before he starts on a spiel almost identical to the last guy's
    > Slaps a random SIG on the counter, "Try this one out."
    > mf do I look like my mom?
    > Ask to see the rentals (It's behind the register, so he's between it and me
    > "No." ... "-what are you trying to achieve here?"
    > "What do you mean?"
    > "Like what are you trying to accomplish? What are you looking for?"
    > Explain my intent: a 9 for defense; maybe a shotgun idk, and something for my mom to try; see if she's comf. guns
    > Basically repeats revolver routine before
    > Me: "Well then, ...how about that one?"
    > I point to a Glock with a dot; might as well see how I like dots
    > Hands me the 18, "You gonna need ammo?"
    > "Yeah."
    > Just stares at me, widens his eyes like, *then where is it?*
    > Go get a box of 9
    > "Okay, gonna put you down on the end there."

    > See empty space at far end of lanes
    > Setup, load up, start shooting
    > Handle doesn't bring target back to me at first
    > Wiggle it around a bit
    > Sparks, pops, smoke
    > Shimmy out without touching it, take gun to desk
    > Different clerk
    > "Hey, uh, the runner on lane 10 is sparking-"
    > "Lane 10 is closed." .,, "Were you on lane 10!?"
    > "I must've misheard-"
    > annoyed "Okay, well, use lane 9 when you go back."
    > Go back with a SIG 365 Nitron Micro bc I paid for the box so I'm using the box
    > This runner works fine
    > Clerk comes and takes hook off of lane 10 so nobody will use it while I'm shooting
    > I like the micro better, but the sights don't line up well for me; feel like I'm fighting them. Barreta/Taurus in class felt better
    > back at the register: "You decide on anything?"
    > "Well, I liked the feel of that Taurus best, but I'd really like to shoot one before buying."
    > get a blank stare back, "Well, we don't have any for rent~"

    Prolly not going back unless it's my only opt for CWP, and/or I gotta order from there.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/y1Gqang.jpeg

      >TL;DR
      > Went to only local range to take basic course and try out guns
      > Clerks extra
      > Rentals limited
      > Almost got electrocuted
      > Keep suggesting guns I've never fired, to buy, even though I've said repeatedly I'd like to fire things before I buy them

      How do I try guns if only local range is full of shills and only offers like 20 different Glocks and 10 randos for rent?
      Rentals aren't even labeled clearly.
      Probably a good place to grab ammo, and might be the only LGS for when I do decide to buy.

      Special Extended Edition:
      > get out of hospital
      > decided to go to a range bc I don't start work back for a week
      > look up only local indoor range
      > take intro course
      > Instructor takes 5mins to go on innawoods rant mid-course
      > we go to range
      > Fire gun for first time (SIG P365), hit the bottom of the 9 ring at 10y
      > Instructor: "Not, bad for a first shot."
      > Hit my X of Y shots and pass
      > tell'm I'll come back for the CWP later
      > "So which one you think about [buying]?"
      > "Eh, not sure; I'd like to fire a few first and see which ones feel good."
      > he shrugs
      > back in shop
      > Realize only about 1/10th of the guns on the wall are available for rent
      > 1/3rd of them are just different Glocks
      > Try second gun ever (Glock 19)
      > "Is that going to be the one?"
      > "I'd like to try a few; get a feel for them. Do you have a Taurus for rent? The one downstairs felt good."
      > "No, that Taurus is not for rent."
      > "No other ones?"
      > "No."
      > "Any revolvers?"
      > "I wouldn't recommend a revolver to anyone," goes on 2min spiel that feels almost rehearsed about how much he hates revolvers and nobody should ever use one
      > "Okay."
      > I go back upstairs, pay for my rents (already paid for course)
      > "Do you want to put in for one of them?"
      > Me, financially strained from time in hospital and having only ever fired 2 guns ever, "Not this time. I'd like to come back and try a few other ones before I pick."
      > he's visibly annoyed
      > Come back in 2 weeks
      [cont]

      Firearms aren't cheap, but they aren't that expensive. Basically anything you choose will be fine unless you buy something really weird or you want optics on something that doesn't have mounts for optics, meaning you would need to pay someone to cut screw holes for you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if I hadn't just gotten out of hospital I would've probably just bought that SIG micro, but I'm still recovering from a weeks-long stay; physically and financially

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This shit is funny as frick, it read like some sort of blend of Lovecraft and Stephen King. Never go back to that place, it's probably the most /x/ thing I've ever read and believed.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frick ya mudda

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop going to gun stores. don’t buy shit made by non whites. watch youtube and lurk moar before you spend any money

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to shoot gun before I drop triple digits on anything. tf do I try gun?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In my basement

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. Can vouch for this anon. They're safe and trustworthy.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          he may have taken my kidney but this anon had a lot of cool guns to try!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        make friends or drive to some range further away that does rentals for shit that matters like s&w, glock, cz, sig, hk, beretta, and walther.
        avoid shit like canik, taurus, hipoint. cheap guns are shit and you will reap what you sow if you decide to poorgay about a weapon

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should really only need to hold the guns in your hands and dry fire to know if you'll like it. You're clearly starting from square one with firearms, so I'd suggest just doing more research. Or just a buy whatever gun you like from a movie or video games.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you sound like the same tier of moron that OP describes behind the counter at this range. OP, pick a different range. And next time tell them to keep their opinions to themselves and rent you what you asked for.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best way is to do a fair amount of research online and go to a store knowing what you want to try. If they don't offer it for rental, go to a different place. Most salesmen are going to act very differently towards somebody who seems to know what they want versus some clueless first timer.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    go to a different store. half the stores with rentals fricking suck in my experience. stores without ranges or rent are okay most of the time. what you really want is a place that has a gunsmith. those places usually have good advice and experienced sales, whether or not they have rentals.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it sounds like you went to a shitty gunstore and fricked up multiple times
    >you took a basic course
    no shit you dont learn anything useful from those
    >you told the clerk you wanted to buy a gun
    he suggests stuff you get annoyed

    what you should have done is gone in and asked if they did rentals
    ask to see what was available as rentals
    rented whatever and tried it out

    then after you are done and have a good idea what you want you start talking about buying a similar gun

    just go to a different store and try again

    you showed that salesman a sucker and acted like it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the I forget the acronym but you've got to complete it before you can get your CWP in my state; that was the main reason for taking it.

      I asked both dudes what they had for rentals and they both just pointed at the wall and said, "What's on this wall," and it's not like labeled or even spread out neatly, you're looking at the back-end of ~40 handguns with an inch between them on barrel racks, and they know I don't know what I'm talking about; they seemed very accepting of that and glad to teach someone new any time we were doing like demonstrations or practices, but then when it came time to ask questions or buy things they would 180 like they didn't just watch me load a magazine for the first time

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I asked both dudes what they had for rentals and they both just pointed at the wall and said, "What's on this wall," and it's not like labeled or even spread out neatly

        This shit always shocks me. I'm always surprised by how poor customer service is at gun related places, especially considering that a new gun owner may very well be a new political ally in a hobby that is constantly under siege by the government. You just think that they would give more than 0 fricks when doing business.

        You also seem kinda autistic tho.

        [...]
        Firearms aren't cheap, but they aren't that expensive. Basically anything you choose will be fine unless you buy something really weird or you want optics on something that doesn't have mounts for optics, meaning you would need to pay someone to cut screw holes for you.

        Is basically right. If you choose any non-gimmick gun from a major mainstream manufacturer, you'll be fine. Really, all you need to do is figure out the form-factor you like. Want a bigger carry gun? Glock 19 or S&W 2.0. Want small gun? SIG p365, whatever Taurus's small gun was called, or S&W Shield plus.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm a taller guy, so I went in expecting to want like a full size Barretta or something, but the thing that felt the best was that compact Taurs I got to hold for like 5mins down in the class room; of all things. I know 1 older guy who's got some guns, but I'm 80% sure it's 90% pumps; which I also want but it doesn't help me in picking out a compact. We're not super close, but our families go back, so he'd probably let me shoot them once or twice.

          I noticed how some guns my hands kind of just naturally lined up the irons when I aimed, and others I had to adjust each time, so I'd like to get to handle the sig or that taurus 1 more time to basically see which of them lines up most naturally in my grip. Easy enough to put up with them one more time to ask if I can handle the latter one more time I guess. Doesn't help with the other objectives, but it gets me a starter.

          I guess I can figure out things well enough for the short-term, but long-term I don't seem to have many options other than making a Saturday out of every range visit and driving 1+ hours both ways.

          Dream's to one day live on a plot exactly 300yards out of town so I can get a setup in my own back yard.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you want a Taurus, buy the damn Taurus. You'll shoot through the equivalent price in ammo for that cheap PoS until you find out what you actually want. It's sub-$1,000, not buying a car.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My rent breaks even every month champ; every month I buy something that costs more than $200 my money basically freezes until the next month, and I am strapped from hospital and pluming expenses

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then you're not in a position to be picky, get a hi-point, police trade-in, police-imported beretta, or troll around on aim surplus to see if they get more cheap makarovs/cz82s.
                Christ, that guy who called you autistic is right. Taurus is cheap South American monkey shit, not like you're shooting for the stars here in the first place.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking homosexual holy shit

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I go to Range USA and never got shilled to. Rentals would be better there for you, they got a bigger variety as well

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your range sounds shitty, but you also type like an ESL and act like an autist, which might explain why people were getting short with you. What's with the furgay con badge?

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