Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I shot a gun today

It was my first time. Let me just say, it gives me a new respect for police officers.

I should probably start by saying that I did this in a shooting range under very controlled, safe conditions. I don't really like the idea of guns outside of such conditions, such as in homes or criminals' hands, but for some reason I didn't really mind being around them at the shooting range.

I was nervous the first time I shot the thing. I didn't really know what to expect. I've never even been near a gun that was being shot before today. I also learned that it is way harder to aim a real gun vs. a toy, because it has some real kickback -- although I got pretty good by the end of the hour. Movies do not do gunfire justice.

Overall I'd say I had a really good time, and I definitely have a lot more respect for the killing power of a gun.

And if you've read this far, here is the humor part: While we were checking out, there was a family at the counter next to us. It was a (large) dad, a mom, and a really pretty (probably 17 or 18 year old) girl. The mom was checking out "lady guns". After picking one up she liked, she handed it to her daughter who remarked that it was "cute". Then the daughter handed it to her dad, who promptly put it down and said, "Great, I've touched a girly gun. Now I have to go home and drink beer and watch porn so I can be a man again." Needless to say, his daughter was embarrassed by this remark.

14 comments:

allison said...

be careful Bootsy!!

Nick said...

Sounds like my dad.

Tumbleweed said...

Congrats Jiggs...you shot the girly one didn't you? a 22? Come by my place and I will show you what kick is!!

jiggs said...

don't blow your face off on!

tumbleweed: hold on serpico. Booty was shooting the gun

Booty J Patrol said...

Yes, I did the shooting. I think since Jiggs does 90% of the posts, people assume he's posting. :)

And as a matter of fact I was shooting a 45 and 9mm. They guy I was with wanted to get a 22 as well so I could see what a "girly gun" felt like, but we ran out of time.

miss kendra said...

that's what she said... to her sex partner!

K said...

You did get a hello kitty holster though, right?

Booty J Patrol said...

I wasn't experienced enough for holster shooting, so I didn't get a holster. :(

However, there were a bunch of cops in the section next door who were taking their certification tests, where they have to take their gun out of their holster and shoot the target 5 times in the chest in 10 seconds. It was pretty impressive.

jiggs said...

miss kendra: You can't imagine how much joy I get when you say that!

SignGurl said...

Since when is a 22 a girly gun?

scumbag said...

guns don't kill people.......i do.

The Husband said...

great post. i've never fired a gun either. my brother is the complete opposite...always travels with one. he is like the poster boy for the NRA.

ps, i'm horny.

Nick said...

I always read the by-line, Booty. I knew it was you.

TastyMcJ said...

Yeah, my dad took my sister out and let her shoot the .22.

I don't know if I'd call it a 'girly gun' per se, but it's definitely not very manly, either (what with the tiny little bullets and all)...

I do agree the pistols are much harder to aim that one would expect.... I remember shooting my dad's .38 smith and wesson and not being able to hit the target very well...

Now, rifles on the other hand are where it's at.... much easier to aim and much more fun to shoot.

I think i'd stick with a shotgun for home protection purposes, though.

A friend of mine in college built a $2000 sniper rifle, but I always thought that was a bit overkill...

..although the scope was pretty good for peering in to the girls' dorm across the way...

Ah... college....

Give me a .30-06 any day.