As those who have read some of my posts in the past will be aware I'm a relatively new shooter who was keen to take it up for a very many years, since I was a child, but just never got the chance or contacts.
Since I've been shooting, though the kindness and assistance of others for the most part, I've also tried to do my best to let a few other people give it a try.
In one instance I took along a journalist who I've known for many years and let him spend a morning shooting targets with a full bore rifle. He loved the day out and we bumped into other shooters who also encouraged him during the day. He was really keen and has since been talking about joining a small bore club, though I don't know if he has progressed with this.
Recently I took another chap I know, who had shot small bore in the past, along and got him his first experience with a full bore rifle. I also took him stalking for a day and while we didn't shoot anything he enjoyed the day out. He has since gone on to do his DSC1 and to apply for his own rifle with a view to shooting some targets and also some deer.
Now, as I've said I'm just a beginner and I certainly can't claim to "teach" anyone anything but even so I have found it interesting to see how a morning at the range really can give someone a very positive view of shooting. I also know that organisations such as BASC try to take MPs shooting but was wondering if other members have had similar experiences to mine when introducing new people, and perhaps people who would not have considered shooting, to the sport?