Off I went on Saturday afternoon driving out to Hnatiuks with my music cranked to 70’s rock and roll as loud as I could stand. It just really seemed like an amazing prequel to shooting shit all afternoon.
I stayed for nearly three hours, and shot up a bunch of targets and now have a new strategy based on my observation of the guy in the next lane to me. Rather than the targets of the outline of person, he had these cool target practise things that I am totally going to use next time. Yes, I am becoming slightly obsessed.
And major kudos to the range staff who couldn’t possibly have been more awesome and helpful!
Couple of my targets are below, and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, although they are the last one I did. I shot 100 rounds of .9mm (some of them in the centre of this target) and about 400 rounds of .22. I really liked the Smith and Weston hand gun – fit perfect and easy to shoot. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a gun owner by the end of the year )
And, my friend lent me his fancy ear protectors from when he was in the military, which I loved and now am on a hunt to get a pair of those. And I also need some way hotter looking protective eyeware than what is currently offered up. I will take suggestions here
To top it all off, I have a range bag to keep my bullets, targets and eventually my guns in. Go big or go home I say : )
I am totally loving this place and have signed up for the pistol course in November and talked to a guy about competitive shooting. In his words – “the most fun you can have with your clothes on”. With a recommendation like that, I’m hard pressed not to check that one out. I suppose if you did naked shooting, it could be unpleasant when hot shell casings blow back on you : )
I’m off to the valley to hunt deer with the boys this weekend (who gave this gorgeous present my first year of hunting in 2012. Yup, it’s pretty shiny – never been used as I suck at hunting, but it was pretty nice of them to get it for me : )
I am determined to make J and B proud of me this year! They have taught me everything I know, and this will be the fourth year they’ve taken me hunting and they show nothing put patience, mixed in with a little bit of making fun of me – it’s awesome and I love it. Plus they cook for me and we get to drink beer!
(KMS and LMK -Can’t you see why I’m totally and will forever be the number one squirrel now???)