I discovered something about myself on Thanksgiving this year and surprisingly it has nothing to do with food.
It has to do with weaponry.
I like to shoot guns.
But only at inanimate targets.
Don’t worry, I didn’t shoot a turkey.
I don’t even like turkey that much.
I’m more of a side dish kind of girl…
…Who likes to shoot guns.
I’m not really sure how we got on the topic, but I asked Uncle Brian if there were any guns I could shoot for fun. After our noon Thanksgiving meal, he came back with a 22 rifle. We piled into Papa’s truck and headed to one of the farms to do some damage.
Figuratively speaking, anyway.
When we got to the farm, my dad set up a very sophisticated 100ft target: a bucket on a stick.
We like to keep things simple in my family.
My cousins Lauren and Kristen shot first as I had not a clue what I was doing and thought I would benefit from watching them shoot a few rounds.
When it was my turn, I picked up the rifle, spent about 5 minutes trying to get my grip/stance/hair (joke) just right and then slowly pulled the trigger.
There were no shells left in the rifle.
Man, was that anti-climactic.
Uncle Brian reloaded the gun and I took a couple of shots. In all of the shots we took, the bucket never moved. We went to check it out and discovered several holes in the bucket (dear Liza, dear Liza), but the mystery remains who actually hit the target.
I asked for a different target that I could actually tell if I hit so my dad set up a small, empty water bottle. Having had some trouble getting comfortable shooting with my right hand given that my left eye is dominant, I decided to test out shooting lefty even though I’m right-handed.
Please take note of my highly appropriate attire for this activity.
I set up the shot amidst a cloud of skepticism from my family.
I pulled the trigger and wouldn’t you know I hit that dang bottle on my first lefty shot?
Here’s my trophy shot. The bullet hole was right smack in the middle of the bottle. I nailed that sucker.
Cousin Lauren nailed another sucker.
We set up some more targets and I managed to continue with a decent success rate shooting lefty.
That was fun.
Watch out. I’m armed and dangerous and fabulous now.
Y’all be careful,