After the short-range introduction shoot, Alex got excellent coaching from Brian in the finest Appleseed tradition. One key to a good shoot seems to be good ammunition: I usually bring a mix of Eley and CCI and have yet to experience a misfire with either brand, and accuracy is quite good. No point in making the newbie think they are missing when in fact the ammo is at fault.
Though some of the guns used were sound suppressed, over half were not. So everyone wore plugs and muffs together. I also upgraded from old, scratched safety glasses to wraparound Sawfly ballistic glasses. Fortunately, they make kids size version also. We also had a couple of people put in charge of hydration, making sure that we had no heat casualties. The 10’x20′ tent I use for outdoor photography provided shade for the shooters. Range time for newbies should be safe, fun and comfortable.