Having never been in a state where hunting is a common part of life, I really never thought much about weapons. But I ended up meeting my boyfriend, who lives in a state where it is common, and he is an avid hunter. He is the one who got me comfortable being around guns and knowing exactly how to use all the right gun accessories as well. I have found that I really enjoy the sporting aspect of target shooting. It is a lot of fun!
When I was just a young girl, I remember that most of the other kids in the neighborhood had BB guns. These were actually hand-held, and they would use them for target practice most often. Some of the other kids would shoot street lights and other things they shouldn’t have been shooting out, but luckily, those kids were a minority. One day, one of the boys asked me if I wanted to try to hit the target they had set up, so I decided to do it. I remember instantly thinking it was great fun, and I was a great shot, too!
The first time that my current boyfriend had me try out his weapon for target practice, I was not nervous at all. He made sure to give me a thorough lesson before we got started. He reminded me that safety is important. No swinging the gun around aimlessly. Always make sure that you are on firm footing. Things like that are so important. After that, he gave me some tips on how to hit the rings on the target more easily. As soon as I pulled the trigger, I suddenly felt myself smile. That feeling of fun when we were using BB guns as kids came back to me immediately. Now, when he goes out hunting, I can come with him and have something to do as well.