Hey all, with the current climate, I, along with many of you, am attempting to exercise my 2AR by preparing to defend myself from any possible hazard that may come marching my way. In doing so, along with home "modifications" that are annoying the crap out of my wife, I recently purchased some shotguns.
I have a safe, and some tacti-cool attachments, but have yet to get to the range. I know of Brookhaven and Calverton. I'm hoping to get there soon but as I have never done so before, am a little confused as to what I should bring. I'm not the kind of guy that enjoys being yelled at by those with power trips, so I'd rather get my sht in order prior. If we are at the range at the same time you will know it's me by the pointing and the laughing directed my way.
And now to the newbie questions (feel free to snicker).
- both of my shotties are 3.5" 12g. (I have a Winchester Super-X Pump and a Mossberg 835). I'm looking to stock up on ammo but don't know my ass from a hole in the wall in order to buy any. I bought a few boxes of 00 buck 9 pellet, and a box of target, and some slugs. It's taking a while but my question is this; what kinds of ammo do I need for HD and for target shooting at the range? What kind of quantity am I looking at? I've done a lot of reading in an effort to become less stupid and here's what I came up with. 1000 rounds per gun of 00 buck 9 or 8 pellet, OR/AND #1 buck. Now I figured that is for HD, what do I need for the range? #8? Let me have it, I'm not sensitive and need to as I said before, get my sht in order quick like. I also bought a box of trainer dummy shells to practice my tacti-cool loading skills.
Seeing as this is now thoroughly bankrupting me (more aptly has), I am also wondering what other things I need. Scopes, straps, rails, etc. Any thoughts gals and guys?
I've always wanted to get into the shooting sports and now that I'm retired and have to blow my savings on gear anyway, thought this may be a good time to do it. Maybe a rifle or AR for shts and giggles in the future when my credit card company, and wife, permit. :-)
Thanks again all,