It was a promo that my hubby Joel found in Ensogo (group-buying website). They sold coupons for a discounted class at the StrongHand Shooting Range. He grabbed the opportunity and bought us 2 slots. I'm not exactly sure why (because I am so not the type!) but he did. He said that he wanted me to learn the basics of handling a gun in case of emergency. Ok, fair enough.
It was a special 3-hour course named "The Proper & Practical Pistol". The first half was an informative lecture on basic Gun Safety, How to Handle a Pistol, How to Clear a Pistol and How to Shoot a Target. And then we were ready to go the range and do some target shooting.
My "toolbox" with my 9MM
Joel excited for the practical/actual part of the class
I seem like an expert on this pic but I was faaar from that. I was shaky, nervous and outright awkward in every possible way. I couldn't seem to apply all the things that were discussed in the classroom because I was just so tensed. The first time I pulled the trigger, my bullet went berserk. Instead of hitting the A-Alpha area where the target is, it ended up if the C-Charlie area. The range officer said that I have to really focus and do it slowly. It took me a couple of tries before I finally got the hang of it. Phew! I must say, it was tiring....emotionally and physically!
Meanwhile my "date" turned out to be a fast learner and a real natural. Joel's first shot was right on the blue dot...bull's eye baby! I was impressed!
Thanks to Joel, I was able to tick off "Firing a Gun" from the list of things I want to try :) It was actually pretty awesome! I got to touch on my masculine/tigas side (which happens once in a blue moon!).
Until the next BANG!