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Trap club needs a gun

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by xtand 99, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. xtand 99

    xtand 99 TS Member

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    The American Legion Post 10 In Boulder Co. Is looking for a used Remington
    870 20 gauge with a 26 in barrel to use for women and children that want to shoot but do not have a gun. The trap range is open to the public on Sat. and Sun. and we get several new shooters. A donated gun would be wonderful but we do have $250 allocated for the purchase----Please email if you can help---- Thanks Norbert
     
  2. ThorsDad

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    xtand 99 , instead of the 870 think about 1100 youth model . they are more friendly to shoot for kids and women , less recoil .Good luck Jay
     
  3. xtand 99

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    Thanks we will keep that in mind-----Norbert
     
  4. Colonel Reb

    Colonel Reb TS Member

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    Why not charge a small fee to use the range and then use it for gun purchases?
     
  5. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

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    I second the suggestion for an 1100 youth model. A slip-on pad would lengthen the stock for larger shooters. 870s can be vicious, due to their fixed breech and because they have too little pitch on their stocks for many shooters, especially women. They do however, introduce greater complexity into the shooting routine.

    I also agree with the concern regarding club liability. It would probably be best to consult with an attorney.

    Rollin
     
  6. lumper

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    Just as a thought have you considered contacting the local sporting goods store in the area. Not just any sporting goods store but the one (or ones) that could best help any new shooters if and when they would get the best service and help when and if they decided to take up the sport.

    You might find that a local shop might be more than willing and happy to help you in what your looking for and use it an advertising opportunity for increased future business.
     
  7. xtand 99

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    Thank you for all of the information and the cautions. Norbert
     
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