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My Life Is A Zoo

This is where I will post interesting (or not so interesting) things that happen in my life. The subject matter will include any random things that I decide to put in (including animals, my work, my hobbies and my family).

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Learning to shoot

So...after a having to deal with an ex-boyfriend who would not believe me when I said it was over, I decided to finally learn how to shoot a handgun.  A good friend of mine agreed to go with me to a local shooting range and show me the basics.  My first time was a couple of weeks ago and I shot two different guns, both .9mm (one was a Taurus and one was a Sig Sauer p239).  I really liked the Sig and did fairly well with it, considering it was my first time ever shooting a hand gun!

Well...yesterday my friend and I went again, this time to a different shooting range, and I borrowed a .40 Sig Sauer p226.  I LOVED IT!  I shot 40 rounds from the .40 Sig and 10 rounds from a .9mm Taurus.  Here are two photos of my target from yesterday - a full shot and then a close up.

The ones way down at the bottom (outside the circles) are from when I shot the .9mm after shooting two clips from the .40 Sig.  I didn't do so well switching guns partway through!  All of the ones in the center and near the center as well as most of the ones in the 8 circle are from when I shot the .40 Sig.  Now that I am a bit more comfortable with holding a gun I will be taking a handgun safety course and then trying for my CHL.  If I'm going to have a gun, I might as well be able to carry it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Here is a way to help contribute aid to Haiti:  Light Haiti Project - $10 buys a MiniBogo light, $20 buys a Bogo 2 Light. HZI sells these and I've heard great things about them. Help light Haiti!