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GSSF inspires my father.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mike g35, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. mike g35

    mike g35

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    My father came to my first GSSF match with me on Saturday. He is not a serious shooter, didn't own a glock, and really he didn't care about what was going on. That was until he had been there a while and watched all of us having fun shooting the stages and BS'ing on the sidelines. Today he asked me what kind of Glock I would suggest he buy if he ever wanted to shoot a match. I showed him my Gen4 G17RTF and he said "Is there any other Glock you would like to shoot in your next match?". I said "yes a Gen3 G22 RTF2 is what I have been considering for my next match becuase I seem to shoot the 40S&W better than the 9mm". An hour later he came in threw a new G22 at me and asked me to trade. He even ordered the Carver GSSF trigger kit for me and the DP sights I use so my G22 would be set up the same as my G17 was. He said " I want to shoot in Lexington when we go and where is the next closest match?". GSSF inspired him to take up the shooting sports and brought a father and son even closer together.:supergrin:
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Go to google maps to determine distances, but closest to you may be:

    Beckley, WV
    Marietta, OH
    Dayton, OH
    Lexington, KY
    Morganton, NC
     

  3. GlockinRandall

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    Thats pretty cool. Kinda sounds like my dad and I. He is 70 and really likes going to matches when he can. I gave him a 17 that I won for Christmas a few years ago, and created a GSSF monster. He wanted it set up like mine and has a ball shooting when he can. He's my biggest proponent and got me interested in shooting a long time ago, so its the least i could do. Lol. And its fun to see him have a good time.
     
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    That is awesome Mike. My dad is gone now, but it would have been great to shoot GSSF with him.
     
  5. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    I inspired Randy to be a better shooter and a better person.
     
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    Alexd29 Go Bucks!

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    Thats awesome.

    I'm the same way as Randy, my Dad got me started shooting when i was young, but always with long guns. To this day he doesn't own a pistol. He doesn't know it yet,
    but im giving him a Gen 4 G19 I won @ Indy this year whenever it comes in.

    Its the least i can do.
     
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    Ed your run on the plates saturday inspired me!!!! I still can't fathom a 1.93:faint:. Awesome sir just awesome!!:supergrin:
     
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    Sounds like the GSSF does more than I originally thought. And I also told my dad he could use my G34 racegun at the next match. Now he's all fired up!!!
     
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    ede Bama's Friend

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    similar story here. my dad was a rifle shooter, small bore prone when I was growing up. he shot on the Navy rifle team in the 50s, Garand and M70 Winchesters in .30-'06 and .300 H&H before i was born. He won Camp Perry as a Junior when he was in HS, first shooter to get 40X in small bore prone, if I recall correctly. no idea how i ended up shooting pistols. only rifles i own are ARs and a Berretta CX4.
     
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    I'm trying to get my 13 year old son shooting, but after 4 shots with my G27, and then another range visit with my G34, after one shot he was done.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    He also has some issues, like severe ADHD, CAPD (central auditory processing disorder), Autism, and some learning difficulties, but I think it's the AUTISM that is the issue when shooting. Loud noises effect some with Autism and I think it's effecting him, along with the recoil.<o:p></o:p>
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    I was thinking about getting him a WALTHER P22, just to learn with.

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    sounds like it time to buy a can and a threaded barrel.
     
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    you mean for 'plinking' with the can?

    I'm not all that familiar with the P22....

    can you get a threaded barrel for it, and how exactly does that help?

    thanks,
    Greg
     
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    silencer fits a threaded barrel, no noise
     
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    The P22 would be a great starter pistol. It is easy to shoot and has almost no recoil.

    Mine is the only pistol that my daughter-in-law will shoot.

    Some P22's are ammo picky. Mine likes CCI Minimags and Federal Auto Match best.
     
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    I got ya.
    Thanks
     
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    great, sounds like I picked a good gun out for my son then.
    Now, to just go and get it.
    Greg
     
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    You guys that had fathers that shot, and took you shooting, are lucky. My father was/is a liberal to the core and guns were never in our house or discussed. Therefore, I picked up shooting later in life, unfortunately.
    I definitely intend to get my daughter shooting as soon as she shows even a speck of interest. She already knows that daddy shoots and occasionally watches me reload and has started asking questions. She will sometimes even volunteer to be the "beep" when I am practicing my draws. LOL... cutest shot timer ever..
     
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    How about an .22 RF Advantage Arms kit on a Glock frame?
     
  20. GlockinRandall

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    Yeah Ed, your like my second dad, um I mean older brother and mentor and shooting sensei all rolled up in one.:cool: