Husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on Sunday. To celebrate, we did something a little unconventional…
We took a 4-Day Defensive Hand Gun Course
Yeah. You read that correctly. We went out into the middle of Death Valley, just outside of Vegas, to the little town of Pahrump, Nevada and shot guns in the 100+ heat. It was exhausting, but awesome. Husband had taken me shooting 3-4 times prior to this course, but I was still pretty hesitant around guns. I relied on him to do most things with it. I could shoot fairly accurately, but had little method to my madness. I believe the 2nd amendment gives me the right to keep and bear arms, and as Spiderman says, “with great power comes great responsibility”. I think my right to bear arms and the fact that we own guns gives me a responsibility to be an adept gun-handler, so I was all for this “vacation”.
Here’s my test target:
Controlled pairs to the thoracic cavity at 3, 5, 7, 10, and 15 meters. All of mine nicely covered with only two pieces of tape. Next we had to do two more controlled pairs followed by head shots. One piece of tape each for those. Lastly, designated head shots at 5 & 7 m. I only missed one shot on the whole test! Woot!
-3 on the accuracy portion of the test. I had one of the highest accuracy scores! My one missed shot is seen here just under the ocular-cranial cavity. I had a pretty low score on the test overall because I’m a super slow shot, but I’m accurate. The range staff said I’d get faster with time and to be proud of my accuracy skills.