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Bad, Bad, Day...

A Girl and Her Gun: Bad, Bad, Day...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bad, Bad, Day...

At. The. Range.

I do not know what happened to me on Saturday, but I could not shoot worth a lick.

My first 2 shots didn't even hit the target or the board that holds the target.  That has NEVER happened to me before.  Not even the very first time I shot.

I was able to hit the target from then on out, but still not quite where I was aiming and it wasn't pretty.

Like any new beginner, I blamed the gun.  There was nothing that happened to make me believe that the gun had somehow morphed into a complete mess, but I think it is much better to blame the equipment than me.  I mean who doesn't think it is a good idea to avoid responsibility and make it someone or something else's fault?

After a few more rounds, I became completely frustrated and a little sick to my stomach, so I handed the gun to my husband, who proceeded to shoot an entire magazine, dead center, with a grouping about the size of a quarter.

Yeah, it's not the gun.

What I could not and still can not figure out, is what the heck happened to me??

In an attempt to make me feel better my husband took the small round target off the stand and put it up to his chest to show me, every shot would have killed the bad guy(just an aside, yes, we know that if we shoot a bad guy in the chest he won't necessarily die, but that is our lingo for now.  In the chest means dead.)  My man also said that everyone has a bad day at the range, that I am over thinking it and to let it go.  Those shots are down range, can't be recalled, so don't even try.

So, for now, that is what I am going to try to do, but one more day like that and I am going to give some serious thought to just hiring a bodyguard.


At January 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had a sign on the fence that was prominent as one was leaving a range where I used to shoot in FL. It said, "Your worst day at the range was better than your best day at the office." Maybe not entirely true, but close.

At January 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

I am learning this. My husband tells me, babe, this is suppose to be fun and I say its more fun when I hit the target:).

At January 18, 2012 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Bob Johnson said...

lol always true for me, even when i'm having a bad day at the range it is still more relaxing than being in an office. But then again shooting always relaxes me so that isn't too much of a surprise.


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