November 19, 2008

HAPPY AMMO DAY!

I participated in my very first National Ammo Day today! I headed to the range bright and early...and then realized that ranges don't open bright and early. But I was ready to go as soon as they opened. I bought my 100 rounds and then shot half of them. I am improving -- only a few stray shots, the majority of them clustered around the bullseye -- and I am a lot more relaxed about the whole process.

I talked to my mother today, and we decided to organize a family shooting day the next time I go home. Neither of my brothers has ever been shooting, and it's been decades since my parents have been. I think it will be a fun family outing.

And my mom just laughs that her daughter is now a gun nut.

Posted by: Sarah at 09:21 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 "Neither of my brothers has ever been shooting" Oh that's just wrong.

Posted by: tim at November 19, 2008 09:31 AM (nno0f)

2 Perhaps I shall have to take my youngest brother (the one who's studying sociology) to the range over Xmas. As far as I know, he's never been. Dad came with us once, my other bro has been with his friends, and my mom wouldn't want to, I'm pretty sure. We already bought a whole bunch of ammo at the gun show a couple weeks ago, so we probably won't be running out to buy any today after work. But it's a good thought!

Posted by: Leofwende at November 19, 2008 09:43 AM (jAos7)

3 I headed to the range bright and early...and then realized that ranges don't open bright and early. Awww. We can't all be like you! But we should try ...

Posted by: Amritas at November 19, 2008 10:20 AM (+nV09)

4 Neither of my brothers has ever been shooting, and it's been decades since my parents have been. This made me wonder: how many gun owners here come from families with traditions of owning guns and how many are pioneers (the first gun owners in their families)? Sarah's situation sounds like a blend of the two: she may be reviving a tradition that's been dormant for "decades."

Posted by: Amritas at November 19, 2008 03:37 PM (a1nQd)

5 My husband wants to know where he can do that in Illinois.

Posted by: Nicole at November 20, 2008 04:52 AM (xPxyx)

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