Saturday, January 13, 2007

 

Gun-virgin, no more...

target


So, I fired a gun in a shooting range a couple days ago...
[Above is my actual target]

It was my first time and I had mixed feelings about it.
I must say, I am completely against guns, so this was no easy step.

Some friends wanted to go, and I thought, why the hell not. I'll try anything once.

Initially, it was difficult to get accustomed to the perpetual "bangs". It was quite unnerving. You can't help but flinch the first 30 times.

I decided to start small, and go with the .22 semi-automatic.

I felt a slight nausea/weakness in my knees when I first held it.
A real gun! With real bullets! Aaaah!
It felt so unnatural.
However, after my (awesome) instructor gave me my 6-minute "tutorial", I was more at ease.

Oddly, I found it to be exciting (and highly educational) to learn about the calibers, loading the magazine, how to aim/shoot from different distances, etc.

Consider it a lesson in applied physics, if you will...

He made me focus on Heart and Head shots.
For me it was more about precision and accuracy - it had absolutely nothing to do with violence/rage/venting.

It was about aiming for a target and hitting it, creating a sense of achievement.
You shoot, you score. Yaaaay!

(Kind of like getting a "strike" when bowling. )

Yup. I never thought I'd live to see the day that I shoot 20 rounds in less than 20 minutes...
And I actually might (dare I say it) go back again sometime soon.

So don't mess with Munki, cuz I be poppin' caps sucka!

Comments:
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Btw, where's that gun range located exactly?
 
Nice! Very impressive for a first timer! You must have been a hunter in your former life!
 
Do you feel powerful now?

I must say that looks pretty good for a "nervous" first timer
 
Fedo:
It's located near the Hunting & Equestrian Club (6th ring road).

Stallion:
Gracias... Yeah, I might have been :p

Jewaira:
Powerful, not really. Just more skilled.
I have always had good hand-eye coordination, but I feel more confident about it now :)
 
Fantastic job! Must've been your artistic eye and hand coordination that got you ahead. Don't we love the arts?

I'm against guns too, but I've always wanted to take shooting lessons just to add a new hobby which I may or may not end up liking.
 
Just the fact you actually managed to shoot the head, makes me kinda nervous.

Tell me when you go next time.
 
Chic Politika:
Thanks :)

Tata:
Fo sho'
 
It's fun, isn't it?! I've been there myself a little over two weeks ago. It was AMAZING! :D

And the instructors are really good man!
 
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