i have never been to a range, never shot a handgun. two things he is very experienced with!
moon is in town helping my sister and knowing the littles would be at preschool today, i decided it was the day for our outing! i picked him up 9:30 after finding out the shooting range is open 9-9 7 days a week. (because of course being in a shooting range at 8pm on sunday night makes total sense.)
the indoor range is located logically next door to a pawn shop. so clearly we're talking a top notch joint. the folks at the range helped dad guide me to a small semi-automatic pistol. we donned our earphones and protective eyewear and headed for our target!
we opted to share a 'lane' (is this the correct terminology? is it like bowling??) i have to admit for the first 10 minutes every time someone shot their firearm i flinched. it is freaking LOUD in there even with the headphones on- and the air pressure changes every time someone shoots. its a little unnerving at first.
i would like to brag that i'm a pretty good shot. maybe its all that time i spend staring down the barrel of my heavy 70-200 zoom lens sure-ing up my hands? ha!
(taken 5 hours later!)
all in all it was a fun experience. i'm glad to have shared it with moon and i still love 'experiences' as gifts. now i just have to think of what to give him for father's day...