Left Palm Is Sore
IT'S BEEN A MINUTE
I can’t figure out why my hands are sore today... it’s not Arthritis because I’m not that old or THAT old. What is it that I need to work more on? (not Moron) Even though I shot like one. I actually did better than I expected. I put the rounds on target, just not as tight a group as I would have liked. It’s been a minute since I’ve been to the range.
KEEPING GUNS SAFE
As always, safety was on everyone's mind and we took the appropriate steps to ensure all that were shooting did so in a safe and comfortable manner. Everyone had ear plugs and eye protection, big floppy boonie hats and long sleeves for sun safety, along with gallons and gallons of water, Gatorade, and various other hydration products. Because it was HOT!! And sunny.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
My grip is what needs work. It was a bit too loose yesterday and my target reacquisition took longer than it should have during rapid fire drills. And the recoil banged up my left palm. Yes, I’m talking about a pistol. So don’t hate me because I’m beautiful... firearms are beautiful too when handled correctly and safely. And it's not that hard to do when safe gun handling is a habit and a way of life. Teach them to your children and they will learn to be safe at a very early age.
ART IN MOTION
Guns can be works of art and ultimately, are no different than any other machine or tool that one may have in their house, garage, or shed. I have three of them. Sheds in my backyard. See the upside down picture picture? Yep, and that other picture that you don't see is of just outside my fence. My 14 year old son was playing a joke on me the other day when he said, "Hay. Dad." And I said, "What?" And he pointed to the field... of baled hay rolls spread all throughout the ranch adjcent to our property. That was clever.
HOW SAFE DO YOU FEEL
I don't mind when my son plays jokes on me. I kind of like it. He has a good sense of humor and an interesting take on life at this early age. He enjoys shooting and has a good, healthy respect for what a gun can do. He'll be the first to remind me, "Dad, I'm a little scared today. But watch how good I do!" I don't have to remind him of the fundamentals any more. He knows. He does them well and is only getting better. As I get older, I'm confident that my generation will be in Good Hands. The Boys of today are the Men of Tomorrow. And maybe my hands won't be as sore the next time I go shoot!
Thanks for stopping by.