I have gone out shooting only once or twice before in my life, but it turns out I am naturally a pretty good shot. :-)
Chris started off shooting his pistol. It is LOUD.
Then I shot the pistol. Uhm...or rather I *tried* to shoot the pistol. I literally could not fire it. Apparently the trigger is very heavy (<--gun lingo) which is a safety feature of sorts I guess. Anyway, after much effort I managed 3 shots. That was it. A little later that afternoon I managed 3 more shots, but I did not have enough strength in my finger to actually make it fire. CRAZY! Chris thought that it was malfunctioning! Nope...just weak baby fingers, I guess!
Then we went on to shooting the .22 rifle. This was much more my style. Easy to load, aim and fire. No difficulties and I was pretty darn accurate.
We each took a few turns with the .22. I shot it several times. I liked it.
The last one we shot was the 12 gauge shot gun. Yes, it is hella loud and yes it packs a helluva kick! My shoulder was pretty darn sore the next day.
We had a really good time. The place we went is very nice, well-kept and monitored by volunteers. Everyone was very respectful and careful. That alleviated a lot of my fears and I was able to relax and enjoy the afternoon. Of course it helped that the sun was shining and it was a lovely day.
|One of my targets on the left, Chris' on the right.|
I am actually looking forward to the next time we head out for some target shooting. I am getting more comfortable with the guns and that is a very good thing safety wise.