pistol packin' mama

Yeah, just kidding when I said bullseye. I did hit the target at least.

For his birthday, which is today, Randy wanted to go to the shooting range, which we’ve never done. In fact, I’ve never shot a gun before. So we loaded up and headed out to a shooting range near Indianola. The PLAN was that Genna would go to sleep since it was near the time she normally goes to sleep, and I could leave her in the car and go shoot with Randy. Instead, she decided to stay awake, so after sitting in the car with her for an hour and a half while Randy and Wally shot, we switched off and Randy sat in the car with her while I went to go figure out how to use my gun.

(Yes, Wally shot. He has an airsoft bb gun. It’s not a toy. He knows that.)

My gun (Beretta Tomcat), for being a tiny girly gun, has a surprising amount of kickback. Actually, the first shot was the easiest, when I didn’t know what to expect. The rest of the shots were a bit harder, since I found myself wincing in anticipation. Not that it hurt, it just was powerful.

I shot 2 clips, and got practice at loading the clip, loading the gun, unloading the gun, etc. I’m now confident that if I needed to, I could use my gun. I have a 50% chance of hitting my target, lol.

Actually, my gun has a laser sight, but I couldn’t see it on the target 50 feet away.

But over half of the shots I took hit the target paper. Half of those were technically misses, because if they’re not actually in the circle, they apparently don’t count, but I was happy just hitting the paper. I’m thinking of taking a class, potentially a class for women.


One response to “Bullseye!

  1. WOW!! YEAH!! So excited that you all got to go out and shoot!

    I can ask my dad about shooting classes. He’ll know where to look.

    So glad you had the chance to learn more about handling your gun & you’ll get a better aim with more practice.

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