After doing some research and recommendations from friends, I was off to Hunt Outdoors, an indoor range in a small town an hour away. The staff were so welcoming...and calming...I mean I was like a little kid at Christmas. The store front of the range housed hunting and fishing items as well as a ton of taxidermy. I wanted the raccoon...he was seriously cute! There was a sign that said 'no cell phones' so I didn't take any pics.
We loaded up on ear and eye protection and headed to the actual range. A wonderfully nice gentlemen named Pat, a former RCMP member, guided me through my safety lesson. He was very diligent about where my trigger finger should be placed, how to fill the mag, and clip it in to the handgun. We were given 2 different guns; a 22 for me as it was my first time, and a 9mm for J who is used to shooting.
|This was my 22 and the ammunition for it.|
|J forced me to try the 9mm and I actually liked it better.|
I was able to stay within the bulls-eye better.
|My ear protection matches my jacket. Here I am shooting the 22.|
If anyone has ever thought of wanting to try this, I highly recommend the Hunt Outdoors club in Truro, NS or find a local gun club that offers this type of service. It is something that I will never forget!!!