Originally Posted by smokin762
From the sound of it, it seems you guys do a great job with new shooters.
I have seen some people on the firing line at the Club I belong too with some bad habits. Sometimes I wonder where they learned how to shoot.
I have tried to give them advise, but most of them don't want to hear it. Some do though.
A couple of weeks ago, the guy next to me was shooting his AR. He was shooting all over the place. I noticed he had a different cheek weld everytime. I told him maybe he needs to try putting his nose to the charging handle a few times and see what happens. He did much better and thanked me. He was an older guy with his first AR.
Many have no formal instruction, nor have they even read up on the matter. Just winging it because you think you know what you are doing, or learning from your buddy, may or may not be a good thing.
Something as basic and inexpensive as an Appleseed weekend would serve a lot of shooters well.