It is important when you own guns to get out on the range and shoot them and numerous articles I have read encourage gun owners to get more comfortable with their guns. Apparently many people buy guns to have in case of emergency but never really learn how to shoot them. Well my husband and son will go to the shooting range any chance they get but I am often worried about groceries, dinner, the garden, you name it I probably have it on my mind. So since it’s Spring Break and I consider this not to be only a family outing but a family investment in our future to make sure we are all comfortable with all of the guns we own in our household and learn how to use all of them not only comfortably but responsibly.
We brought three guns to shoot on this particular day, we had also planned to have me test out hand guns but their was no ammo available for me to do this. Very concerning about the ammunition shortage in this country this is the third or fourth time we could not find ammunition available.
We shot my a gun we purchased for my son to use for squirrel and rabbit hunting a Marlin .22 semi-automatic rifle which was very comfortable to shoot. We brought another .22 to shoot and a handgun. We all had an opportunity to shoot all three guns and I have to say I felt like I was not all that bad of a shot but of course I had my glasses on 😉
My favorite part of the fact that we go to the Shooting Range together is that my husband mentors and coaches my son in the use of fire arms. This is so critical my husband also participates in a pledge each year the NC Hunting Matters Program to bring a youth out hunting besides our son to help them learn about hunting, the rules, and gun safety. Many children in this day and age do not have a hunting role model whether it be male or female and so they are not informed on the importance of controlled wild life management and safety laws all of which is critical information to the new hunter.
Do you like to go out on the shooting range? I would love to go skeet shooting soon I am in process of looking for a place to do that I think that would be a fun family outing as well. And the guys can’t wait to take me squirrel hunting this fall.
Have a great rest of your week and Happy Wednesday!
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