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!