Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A good day


No, I didn't use a shotgun. Let me explain. The reason the shots are all over the paper is because I was shooting right handed, left handed, one handed, two handed...I did everything except use a mirror over my shoulder. I practiced from all different distances and combinations of hands. I even practiced loading the magazine left handed and with my eyes closed. Loading it left handed was considerably more difficult than I expected. No, I didn't shoot with my eyes closed. I figured the other people on the range might not appreciate that. I concentrated on the target even when the guy two lanes over brought out the hand cannon and with the old man on the other side sweeping up my brass from around my feet. I'll admit it was hard to focus on my target when somebody started using their laser on their target and commenced rapid-firing like a maniac. Overall, it was a good day, with a trip to Cabela's to replenish my stock and a big ol' steak for dinner. Now, if I could just figure out how to do all that and ride my motorcyle at the same time...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure, practice shooting somebody in the BACK. What did that piece of paper ever do to you???

Dew

Don Dodson said...

That's good practice because in a real self-defense situation, you have to deal with all sorts of distractions and unfavorable circumstances.

The Donald said...

So, pilgrim, are you the man who shot Liberty Valance?

I gotta agree with Dew. In the spirit of a fair fight, you shoulda at least turned the paper around.