Today would be a fun day, today would be the day I would get to shoot with a gun at a gun range!
I had only once before handled a gun, and that was on a military weekend. A weekend where we got to try the military life. I loved that weekend, I loved every second of it. But with an ADHD diagnosis you basically won't get a second look at your application. You will be judged after your diagnose. Even though they said I could do great in the military, but that was before my diagnose.
So today I would get to go to a shooting range! I was very excited
I got to back out of the garage and take a little spin around the neighborhood before we got outside the complex and headed towards Forth Worth. At first I was nervous since I wasn't a citizen of Texas. I mean, they start handling guns when they are kids! They pretty much know everything about guns, so I was nervous about not being accepted at the range.
The drive over there was long and somewhat boring. We took a small stop at Panda Express before we got there. Oh how I came to love panda express and their orange chicken... Truly amazing!
Anyhow, when we got to the range the first thing I saw was a man parking in front of us. Out came his son, maybe 8/9-ish. And the boy gets the guns? Like okay, I get that they can go and shoot and such, but really? No, guns should be handled by adults all the way until they are actually going to use it! In my opinion at least.
Shortly after them we got out and walked inside. We talked to the man up at the register. Signed some papers and then we got a quick overlook at the guns we could rent. Basically we could get any gun we wanted, all of them was included in the price. What did cost however was the ammunitions.
First gun I tried was a 9mm handgun, it was okay. I like the small handiness of it. Not too heavy for my weak arms/wrists. It took some time to get used to it though. We fired away and took turns. It was a lot of fun. I did however find it hard to aim with it. So we decided to switch to something I actually had dealt with before, an AR 15 style gun with .223 ammunition
Now this, this was more my style. Yes admittedly, it was very heavy! Last time I had this gun in my hand we were on the ground shooting! But I really got that feeling I had when I was attending that military weekend. The shots were hard, and I felt like I could aim better. I even got a few really good shots with it!
Cody complemented me, saying for basically being the first time (only got to do two shots at the military weekend) I had skills. I managed do a few head shots and then also got very close to the middle!
Next up, Cody wanted to have some fun. We tried a 12 gauge shotgun. But after seeing him shoot with it, I did not want to try it. No. Noooope! It looked horrible, and with my weak arms I wouldn't count myself safe with that armory. So I let him have fun with it. All though he seemed to regret it after 3 shots. The power in that one was insane!
And lastly we shot with a 9mm handgun with red dot scope. Cody didn't do so well with it, but I however, oh dear, this this was my type of gun. I could aim almost perfectly, the gun itself laid nicely in my hand. Not too heavy and not so heavy of an impact when firing it. And since Cody didn't do so well with this one, I got to have some fun time with it! Top notch on almost every target!
Yes, this was a fun day!
9mm handgun with red dot scope
Look how close I was in the middle!!!
Cody with AR 15
Some head-shots I made