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Plinking 
10th-May-2008 10:53 pm
Armed
Brian took me out shooting for Mother's Day. Yeah, I know...wrong day, but it's supposed to rain tomorrow.

Good gods, did I enjoy myself. The photo of the target is mine. Not bad for sighting in a new gun. Brian's target was a little more consistent than mine, but I still had slightly more in the center than he did. And yeah, I'm being a tad snotty about it. Because, you know...he has a "target pistol" and mine is a "squirrel hunter." I think the salesman gushing that I have two of the most accurate guns out there that may have gotten him a bit sniffy about it all. Did I mention they got my Browning Buck Mark in 2.5 months early?! I had to put it on layaway. *sniffles* She's gorgeous and feels like she was fit specifically to my hand.

But honestly, we both had a great time. It's hours later and our ears are still ringing a bit (we had good ear plugs, but the guys on either side of us shooting .45 caliber/Glock really messed with us.) Damn those things are loud, and it really surprised me to 'feel' the percussion as a force strong enough to feel like someone had blown air in my face. It took me about 15 of the 75 minutes we were out there to get accustomed to the bigger guns. I felt the adrenaline for a good hour afterward. We will be investing in some ear muff type ear protection here soon. Oh...and a speed loader. My thumb tips are screaming over loading the clips over and over.

I can't wait to go out again!!

Comments 
11th-May-2008 03:01 am (UTC)
that looks like fun! it's been forever since I've been target shooting...ok, well only maybe 3 years when I went with Jens dad where we shot .22 Romanian training rifles, a Ruger Mini-12 .223, and a .38/.357 snub nose. Good times...and .22 are so practical cost wise (at least the ammunition). Do you shoot at an indoor or outdoor range?
11th-May-2008 03:06 am (UTC)
A really nice outdoor range about 20 minutes north of us. The range master was awesome. We felt safe, comfortable, and relaxed. We will be shooting there often. $7/person for as long as you want to stay, or $140 for a year pass. That'd be just 10 times for the both of us to go...a hell of a deal.
11th-May-2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Do they just have a handgun range or do they have rifle as well?
11th-May-2008 03:20 am (UTC)
They have a 7 yd and 15 yd range for pistols only. Then they have a 30 yd mixed and a separate 100 yd range for rifles.
11th-May-2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Because, you know...he has a "target pistol"

I so read that wrong, and thought you were talking about something else there for a moment. Granted, males sometimes do have issue with their "target pistols" and taking good aim when it comes to the bathroom. =P

Oh...and make that picture of your target into an LJ user icon. =D

Edited at 2008-05-11 06:23 am (UTC)
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