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Armed and Dangerous February 21, 2012

Filed under: The Ferguson Family — Michelle Ferguson @ 10:59 pm

Brad and I had a hot date Saturday night!  We went to a firing range with another couple from our church, and I shot a gun for the first time in my life!  I was given a quick lesson on gun safety and before I knew it I was donned in safety glasses and ear protection, holding a Glock 40-calibur semi-automatic pistol in my hands.  On my first round of 5 shots, I actually hit where I was aiming, the X in the middle of my pink target!

It was a lot of fun, but I have a very healthy respect for guns.  In fact, I was really pretty nervous, and I experienced sore arm muscles from my tension.  There is a lot to remember when firing a gun!  I learned how to load the magazine, rack the slide, and how to line up my target with the gun’s notches.  I even used one gun with a laser light which was really cool!

Brad’s goal is to get us both very comfortable with firing a gun, so we are competent should the need to defend ourselves ever arises.  Brad wants to put a sign in our front yard that says, “Protected by Smith & Wesson.”  I think I could just attach my pink Target practice paper to the front door, and that should be enough to scare any intruder away!

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One Response to “Armed and Dangerous”

  1. Betty Parker Says:

    Good for you both! I can relate to your fear of guns; I was always that way until Amy & I took a gun safety course. I learned to handle, load, shoot; and became comfortable with the gun. I certainly have a healthy respect for them tho’, but am glad that I could use one if necessary. BTW – I, too, am a good shot!!


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