Almost everything needed for a fun morning at our range.
- Eye protection
- Ear protection ... we double up with foam inserts and muff style.
Emma in action. She has just fired. The ejected casing appears in the upper left corner of the target.
We had an impromptu family gathering this weekend, complete with BBQ animals. We had expected the very immediate FC crew to be home for Junior's last football game, but my brother surprised my folks by scooping them up and driving them over from St. Augustine.
The menu? Ribs, chicken, mac and cheese, Selmo salad, squash casserole (blechhh), and a new recipe chocolate pie that was pretty amazing.
That was Saturday and we all had a great time. Emma wanted to shoot though and there just wasn't time to squeeze it in on Saturday, so she and I did some shooting Sunday morning.
We are both pretty handy with the pistol ... (Uncle Sam gave me a piece of paper that says I am an expert).
However ... we both had been on a long hiatus and were expecting to be rusty... and we were a little.
Mostly the routine and muscle memory of good technique training earlier pulled us through, but we both of us had areas to work on.
She really impressed me with her accuracy and form since it had been over a year since we had done any shooting.
Emma and I have competed in Glock's very fun competitions that happen around the country. Unfortunately, the first one I ever took her to was the Jacksonville meet with way too many people and long waiting lines. She was barely a teenager then and I think it was boring for her.
So, I never got her back to another one, and after awhile I had so many conflicts with the competition dates that I quit going too.
Maybe we can make one together in 2010.
All of our shooting Sunday took place at about 20 feet from the target. We took it nice and slow, just focusing on technique and accuracy.
Some work to do on the usual errors that rusty shooters make ... smooth trigger pull, site picture, and the dreaded anticipatory flinch ... but those are easily corrected by shooting more often ... woohoo!
Check out that smile when she finishes!
The two dropped shots are not from this round of fire ... and yes, I did those.