Learning to shoot

While my family went shooting on a regular basis, it was only the boys who went. My brother shot a rabbit when he was six. My cousins shot a hole through the floor of their car that their mother didn’t know about for several years.

I never went shooting, though.

After R and I had been married for several years (ten? twelve?), he went and got his concealed carry. But I, though very pro-gun, had not learned to shoot.

He took me to the range twice. I picked the target range and did very well. I figured I was “good enough.” And I thought that even though I know that there have been instances of police officers, who have been training with guns for years, who, when in a high adrenaline situation of need, have emptied their guns and not hit the perpetrator once.

But, even though he had passed the CHL shooting test, he wanted to learn to shoot better. He went looking on the net and found a newsletter about how to shoot. He read every single one. When he had finished one, he would come home and tell me all about it. I was intrigued. He sent them to me and I began reading them. They had good information, interesting personal highlights (like stories of celebrities learning to shoot for TV shows), and kept you thinking. The newsletters were from Front Sight.

So we went to Front Sight. We went for four days, eight hours a day, of shooting and instruction. It was intense. It was a learning experience for both of us.

If you want to learn to shoot better, before you even get to the range, here are some links that can help:

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  1. Are you home? Your trip sounds like lots of fun. The boys are in various camps. We are going to New Orleans in July. Not sure how that will be.

    Could you send me a copy of your book some time? Or do I have to wait until it is published???

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