We are in the process of figuring out which guns to buy, and so we have used the expertise of many of our local friends, to not only learn about the different guns, teach gun safety to our kids, but also to practice with a few different types of guns so we would know which one(s) we are comfortable with. Or rather, I should say which one(s) I am comfortable with. The Husband is fine with whatever we get, but our mutual concern is making sure I feel good about handling it, especially if a situation comes up where I have to act in a hurry to protect my family.
So after all that research, and all those lessons, it was time to practice with a few guns. Our friends took Heath and I out shooting, and it went really great. I actually haven't used a gun since I was around 8 years or so, and went target shooting with my dad and his bb gun, so I wasn't sure how I'd do, but I actually did really really well. I'm a sharp shooter!
We shot at plates, empty soda cans, targets, and the old cars that were in the junkyard. We used a few different guns and a few different rifles, all provided by our friends, and we helped supply the bullets.
Our friends taught us (me) how to handle the guns, how to load and unload and aim and release the safety and everything else about gun use. We felt very comfortable. Knowledge is key! So is practice! So we practiced a lot.
We narrowed down the type of gun I'm comfortable with right now, and which guns I want to practice with some more. Overall, it was a great day. We both had a lot of fun, and it was great to practice and feel comfortable with guns.