Learning how to shoot a .22 pistol
I don’t like guns. Let’s just get that out of the way first, shall we? I think Andrew was very surprised when I told him I wanted to go to Shooter’s World.
Those who know me best will recognize that I like to learn about things. I have a curious nature, and I like to understand how everything works. If you ask my DaD, he’ll tell you that I used to follow him around the house trying to help me fix stuff all the time when I was a toddler. The drawer faces in the kitchen, the furnace and stove pilots, the washing machine cylinders… Those were all fair game for me to tinker with.
Loading a .22 pistol
I wanted to learn how to shoot a gun because it’s not something I am familiar with at all. I’ve never held a real gun before. I was (and still am) afraid of them. In an effort to face the fear and to get some point of reference (pun intended), I went to Shooter’s World for some instruction on Friday for Ladies’ Night.
The staff members were very friendly and walked me through the entire process, from how to safely load the firearm, handle it, aim it, shoot it and safely unload it. The range time and the gun rental were free for the first hour. All I had to buy was a box of ammunition and a target.
It only took an hour, and now I have a much greater appreciation for the contestants on Top Shot! I can officially cross this experience off my list of things to try before I die.
What’s on your list of things to try? What is preventing you from doing it?
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