Saturday morning I shot the H2O Fowl Farms Mega BUG (back up gun) match. We had several new shooters at the match, and I believe a good time was had by all. On my squad we had a new shooter who’s pistol had a malfunction on the first stage and it wouldn’t go bang after that.
Rather than send the new guy home with a broken pistol, one person on the squad offered the use of his pistol, and two others chipped in enough ammo for the shooter to finish the match.
Even in these times where ammo is hard to find, there was no hesitation from those on my squad offering ammo to the new shooter. I think this says a lot about shooters as a whole. Were a good bunch, we stick together.
If you have never been to any sort of competitive shooting match, come out and give it a try. You will find a good bunch of folks who are willing to give you all the help you need to get started.