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Took a Chinese guy shooting for the first time yesterday
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Well I was informed last week that I would be working with a guy from China on some projects for work. This is his second time in the US, and his English is very rough. Communication is not impossible, but very difficult.

Anyway so I met him yesterday, and was told to work with him on this project all week, and to drive him anywhere he needs to go (lunch/dinner, etc). So I take him to lunch and we start talking about hobbies. He asked what I like to do for fun, so naturally I told him that I like to collect and shoot guns. I expected an uncomfortable reaction, but he surprised me when he said, "Wow! That's very cool!" I showed him some pictures and surprisingly he was able to identify my AR15 (although he called it an M16, but close enough).

That's when it dawned on me that I HAD to take him shooting. He seemed very interested in it, and I know that he will never get the opportunity to do that in China. He told me that he has never shot or even held a gun, and they are strictly forbidden. He even said that toy guns are illegal where he lives.

So after work I showed him my gun collection we picked out a few that he wanted to shoot. I also took some pictures with his phone, of him holding various guns. He was grinning ear to ear just looking at them. Of course, I taught him all of the safety rules before letting him touch any.

We got to the range (Claytons) and I went over the safety rules again. I asked him to repeat them all back to me, and he did perfectly. I felt that he was ready to safely shoot, so I started him on the 10/22. He did great with that, keeping all of his shots within a 2 inch group, offhand. We moved on to a 9mm M&P pistol, with only a single round loaded. Then we loaded up five rounds in the mag and let him blast away. After that he shot two different AR15's, a suppressed Browning Buckmark, back to the 9mm M&P, shot an AR15 again, and ended with a rapid fire mag dump through the Buckmark. He had a shit-eating grin the entire time.

I think I enjoy taking new shooters to the range more than actually shooting. There's nothing like introducing people into this awesome sport. After shooting, he told me that he was always afraid of guns, but isn't anymore. He sure had me fooled, because he didn't hesitate for a second to try shooting them.

On a side note, we had a conversation that I thought you guys might get a kick out of. My friend asked him what he does for fun at home in China. The convo went like this:

Friend: So what do you do for fun?
Chinese guy: I like basketball, video games, and crime.
Friend: Uhh, you like...crime?
Chinese guy: Yes. It very fun!
Me: What kind of crime do you like?
Chinese guy: I do it in mountains (proceeds to make motion of climbing)
Me: OHHH you mean you like to CLIMB! We thought you meant something else. Crime is what bad people do. Tongue
Chinese guy: Oh yes, CLIMB, not CRIME, HAHA!
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#2
+ Rep, sounds like you both had a blast.

As far as criming goes, Philadelphia Rock Gyms, PRG, has a nice place out in Oaks with indoor climbing if he wants to get a fix while here in the US.
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Quote:So after work I showed him my gun collection we picked out a few that he wanted to shoot. I also took some pictures with his phone, of him holding various guns. He was grinning ear to ear just looking at them. Of course, I taught him all of the safety rules before letting him touch any.

You may have just killed this guy! If those pics are seen by his government they might think he attended an American terrorist training camp. Like a sylvanian' candidate or something! Big Grin

Good job though, I also enjoy showing people what guns and shooting is really about instead of them thinking we're all just out there, dragging our knuckles, getting hammered, and shooting at anything that moves. And now when he returns home he can tell his friends and family that American gun culture is actually a mature and fun sport practiced by every day people.
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#4
Great job! Funny story to boot. Hopefully those pictures don't fall into the wrong hands when he gets home. We don't need other people disappearing in China!

Edit: sorry silkworm said it first, lol
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Hey bacon, after you finished with him he went back home and became this guy:





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+rep Big Grin
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Wow , a real ray of SUN-SHINE in all this gloom !Big Grin It is good to see and read your stories ! I have a large smile right now and you put it there !


THANK YOU.........! Big Grin
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awesome story and awesome job taking someone new shooting
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You gave that guy a hell of an experience. Great to here you both had fun, an kudos on sharing your toys Smile
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bac0nfat;29315 Wrote:Well I was informed last week that I would be working with a guy from China on some projects for work. This is his second time in the US, and his English is very rough. Communication is not impossible, but very difficult.

Anyway so I met him yesterday, and was told to work with him on this project all week, and to drive him anywhere he needs to go (lunch/dinner, etc). So I take him to lunch and we start talking about hobbies. He asked what I like to do for fun, so naturally I told him that I like to collect and shoot guns. I expected an uncomfortable reaction, but he surprised me when he said, "Wow! That's very cool!" I showed him some pictures and surprisingly he was able to identify my AR15 (although he called it an M16, but close enough).

That's when it dawned on me that I HAD to take him shooting. He seemed very interested in it, and I know that he will never get the opportunity to do that in China. He told me that he has never shot or even held a gun, and they are strictly forbidden. He even said that toy guns are illegal where he lives.

So after work I showed him my gun collection we picked out a few that he wanted to shoot. I also took some pictures with his phone, of him holding various guns. He was grinning ear to ear just looking at them. Of course, I taught him all of the safety rules before letting him touch any.

We got to the range (Claytons) and I went over the safety rules again. I asked him to repeat them all back to me, and he did perfectly. I felt that he was ready to safely shoot, so I started him on the 10/22. He did great with that, keeping all of his shots within a 2 inch group, offhand. We moved on to a 9mm M&P pistol, with only a single round loaded. Then we loaded up five rounds in the mag and let him blast away. After that he shot two different AR15's, a suppressed Browning Buckmark, back to the 9mm M&P, shot an AR15 again, and ended with a rapid fire mag dump through the Buckmark. He had a shit-eating grin the entire time.

I think I enjoy taking new shooters to the range more than actually shooting. There's nothing like introducing people into this awesome sport. After shooting, he told me that he was always afraid of guns, but isn't anymore. He sure had me fooled, because he didn't hesitate for a second to try shooting them.

On a side note, we had a conversation that I thought you guys might get a kick out of. My friend asked him what he does for fun at home in China. The convo went like this:

Friend: So what do you do for fun?
Chinese guy: I like basketball, video games, and crime.
Friend: Uhh, you like...crime?
Chinese guy: Yes. It very fun!
Me: What kind of crime do you like?
Chinese guy: I do it in mountains (proceeds to make motion of climbing)
Me: OHHH you mean you like to CLIMB! We thought you meant something else. Crime is what bad people do. Tongue
Chinese guy: Oh yes, CLIMB, not CRIME, HAHA!

I hope the pictures of him do not end up where the wrong people can use them against him.

Use good judgement.
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