Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shoot ‘um up

Its well known around these parts that I have guns…if you’re new, I uh have guns.

Ok, now that’s been established.

For the past couple years, I never had the need to carry my handgun with me, so I never bothered getting up to date on my qualification for my conceal/carry permit. Since my retirement, I needed to go back to the prison, show I’m current on my card, have them submit the paperwork and get a new i.d. with the ‘yes’ box checked to carry.

Its actually a very simple process for me. This was all arranged in October of last year. I told the woman I’d be there in November to pick up the paperwork with proof that I can still shoot.

Fast forward to June and I still hadn’t picked up the paperwork.

I called her and after saying who I was and why I was calling, she stated, ‘is this the paperwork you said you’d pick up in November??’ blast! she remembered! But I was happy she remembered who I was, despite the fact I didn’t follow through 7 months ago. After assuring her I was coming in Tuesday, (which I did) I had to make sure I qualified over the weekend.

To the shooting rage I went!

here’s a little insight to me. I still get nervous. It’s a gun! So my adrenaline gets to pumping, my hands begin to sweat and I look a wee bit sloppy at first…especially when I know I’m being watched. {which I was.} They have to watch me when I qualify and I no likey.

I passed with flying colors, I say ever so humbly. After turning in my target, I headed back in to have some fun with my friend.
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It sure was a lot of fun once the nerves calmed down. Though, as you saw, I have to wear gloves most of the time since my hands get sweaty which makes it hard to grip the gun. Which I ended up putting on right after she took the pictures. I have to love the owner of the shooting range saying I’m the first person he’s ever seen ever who needed gloves.

Thanks for making me feel more less awkward…

Do you ever get to make it to a shooting range or get out to shoot?

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10 comments:

bunky153 said...

Nice shootin'.
I think you got him, I saw him limping as he ran away...
Ok, what movie is that from?? (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

Lauren said...

I've never shot a gun! I want to actually learn though. I would love to be able to know how to actually shoot a gun. I think it would be empowering, weird? Probably :)

Have a good day!

Daisy said...

Nice head shot! My husband is a great shooter, you should see his spreads. But he wants to do CHP so that explains it. It still scares me to go shooting with him.

Stacey said...

wow, good head shot! I think I'd be terrified doing that haha

Christina said...

Shot my first gun while I was in the South this last time around! And I agree with you...my adrenaline was pumping and I shook for like 10 minutes after. But I was a decent shot for my first time. Probably because I was so terrified about shooting too high/low and having it ricochet and kill me. That happens right?!?! Haha

LeAnna said...

Not to brag or anything (since we're being ohsovery humble), but I'm a pretty good shot with a pistol. I wanna go get my concealed carry, but OK is looking at doing an open carry like Arizona, so that might be a waste of time...

B wants to open a shooting range, they are a good money maker!

Megan said...

I've never been!! I need to go so that I can be ready to shoot someone if they break into my house! Haha.

Noa / www.noablog.com said...

Found you on Ang's blog so I wanted to come by and say hello. I love the fact you can handle your weapons! LOL! I used to be in the Israeli army so I remember very well the thrill and adrenaline rush I got each time we had to go to the shooting range (although I "only" shot with the uzi's (hate!), m16 (meh) and ar15 (LOVE!)). hahaha. That's the army for you *wink*

Jennifer Blair said...

Hehe. I get so nervous around guns! I'd be sweatin' like crazy! I didn't grow up around them so I'm a wimp around them. My hubby likes to shoot though...I just don't like to be around when he does! :)

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