Well, every once in a long while I, Marcus, have the chance to participate in the blog. This particular post is in regards to something I am particularly proud and excited about, to put it politely. My distinguished coworker Scott and his dad met us up at the Provo gun range in the canyon so that Erica could learn how to use a handgun. Scott was great and tutored Erica as she took her first few shots--you'll see him in the pictures below.
The following is the work of Erica using a .22 caliber Browning pistol:
You'll notice the overall tightness of her grouping, as well as the near dead center hole that was the product of her second shot. She is a dead eye and didn't even know it--for a beginner, she did amazing! Here are a few more pictures:
This is Erica firing the .22 for the first time
The first shot took a while--but after she realized that the little .22 is as gentle as can be, she was loading up full clips herself and having some fun with something she didn't realize she was so good at.
This is Erica's first shot with a Springfield XD Subcompact in 9mm--she didn't like it as much because it does have quite a bit of kick to it and the much shorter barrel means it is harder to aim accurately--still, she did just fine with it. Originally this is the model I wanted, but I'm not so sure now since Erica seemed to have more fun with a larger one...
These are all the pictures I have! Hopefully we'll have more of us having fun doing this soon! Maybe with our own firearm even! ;)
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