I finally got to shoot my new gun today 🙂 I went over to my Uncle’s house to do it. I’m not about to pay $70 for a membership at the local range when the only thing they plow out is the parking lot during the winter (according to others who are discontent with it). ?
Apparently they only clean the snow at the outdoor range when there is a special event. Screw that. If I have to trudge through snow, I’m doing it for free. Hooray for private property!!
My uncle is a Concealed Carry man. He was impressed with not only my knowledge and attention to safety, but with my skill as well. Hell I was shocked at how well I did. Though practice will always be necessary. We setup a target with a distance of 28.5 feet and the targets are 8 inches in diameter. Out of the 55 rounds I shot, I only missed 5 times. That’s 91% ability to hit the target consistently. I used 50 Browning 9mm Practice rounds and tried out 5 Hornady American Gunner Hollow Point rounds. Here are 3 of the targets I used:
Keep in mind, I haven’t shot a gun since 1994 when I was in Boot Camp for the Navy. Even then I shot a whole 5 rounds of a .45 pistol at a much further distance if I recall correctly. I scored “adequate” then. Before that it was a .22 bolt-action rifle my step-dad got me that I just never had interest in. I may have shot 10 rounds out of it in total? My memory is fuzzy on my childhood at times.
So up until now I was never a gun kind of guy. I think now it’s going to be my new thing. I know at some point in the next few years I’ll upgrade to a Glock Concealed Carry.
I’m hoping to take the Concealed Carry class next month and get my permit after that.
All in all, I enjoyed it very much 🙂