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I Shot a gun!

Posted by on May 15, 2012

I didn’t grow up on guns.  My dad never went hunting nor did my brother.  Hunting was very popular in Minnesota, but it didn’t run deep in my family.  I just was never around them, and I had a fear.

My SO has grown up on guns, and his family often goes shooting on the weekends.  Granted, being in LA, it makes things a bit more difficult because there isn’t a whole lot of land to go shooting around here, but there are indoor shooting ranges.

One day, I decided to give it a try, and we headed to an indoor shooting range.  I sat back and watched him shoot a few times then he leaned over to me and said, “are you ready?”  I was shaking.  I was literally petrified.  I never thought in my life I would ever touch a gun, let alone, shoot one.  I teared up.  Yep.  I cried because I wasn’t quite ready.

I watched him for a few more rounds, then it was my turn.

He showed me how to load it, how to manuever it, and then I was on my own.  I was able to load the bullets, load the magazine, and shoot.  And I did.

What did I learn through the whole experience????

It is really hard to aim!!!!  I can’t imagine what it would be like with a really heavy gun.

Perhaps, one day, in the future, we will head back to the shooting range, but until then, I’m happy knowing I shot a gun!

 

 

11 Responses to I Shot a gun!

  1. Nichole

    Oh boy! I don’t see myself ever shooting a gun but you never know where life will lead you.
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  2. Nisha

    I’ve always wanted to try my hand at the shooting range. I’m sure I would be terrible – my aim isn’t very good! It sounds like fun, though. I’m glad you tried it – it’s always good to step out of your comfort zone, right? :)
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  3. Bindhurani

    You are learning many skills.
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  4. Holly

    The only guns I have any experience with are those that you shoot on first-person shooter games like Call of Duty and Battlefield (of which I have 146 hours logged. Yes, sometimes I bask in having no life.) I have often been curious about shooting a real gun, but like you, I am completely petrified and would probably cry too. Maybe someday, but congratulations on your milestone, and maybe you’ll make it back to the range a few more times and get really good at aiming!
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    • Jamie

      I don’t know if I’ll ever master the aiming lol 😉

      hey, and women gamers rock!! 😉

  5. Alexis Grace

    I actually have no desire to shoot a gun. Sometimes (very rarely) Lukus will go with one of my sister’s husbands to shoot at a range, but I have never gone along. You are brave to do it though! Always an amazing thing to step into a fear and overcome.
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    • Jamie

      Now he wants me to go again 😉 I need to work on helping him to find a shooting group to go along with =) LOL

  6. Anita

    I was raised in a farming, fishing and hunting community. Thanks for sharing your experience with us! Good for you for trying something new :)
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    • Jamie

      It was DEFINITELY new 😉 LOL.. something I never thought I’d do in life either!

  7. Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes

    This must be a new fad amongst women because I have noticed tons of my FB female friends hitting the gun range lately. I’ve never shot a gun but I would love to try one day.
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    • Jamie

      The only reason I did it was because of my guy. I said I’d try it out, and I don’t mind doing it. Just never thought I actually would lol 😉 But really, lots of women hitting the range? That’s pretty awesome.

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