Originally Posted by HK-Lance
Who wants unsolicited advice about something like how to shoot a gun when they're trying to impress their girlfriend?
Not many where I shoot, even if there's no girlfriend to impress.
I make it a general habit not to offer unsolicited advice. I shoot at an outdoors club pistol range (with a continuous bench, not indoors with partitions between firing points). So, other shooters will be members or their guests. I'll take the opportunity to introduce myself when the range is cold; but, I find a comment like, "Trying a new gun?" is a better ice breaker than, "What you're doing wrong is…" On the skeet field (where one shoots while the others watch), a frustrated shooter may ask, "Why'd I miss that one?"; but, he'd better be ready for four different answers.