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February 11, 2006

I love Saturdays like this

Today, we had a very Red-State kinda day.

First, we stopped at Horse Country, our local feedstore/tack shop to get some Purina Equine Senior Horse Chow and some nice pine bedding for the horses. Then we drove over to the Ft. Leavenworth stable to muck out our horses' stalls. It was snowing, and when I took Petey and Willie out to the paddock so we could clean up after them, they snorted and rolled in the snow and mud. Lovely - they are a mess now!

Then we decided to go to Waffle House for a very late breakfast, well, maybe more of a lunch (I made some coffee this morning, early, but didn't feel like cooking breakfast).

After that, we drove up to St. Joseph, Missouri and joined an indoor shooting range. A year long membership is all of $20 a person, plus $9 a day of shooting. And of course, we stayed to do some shooting.

I have only shot a handgun once before, and I really want to learn, so John taught me how to load and shoot an Ingles Hipower 9mm.

When we first got there, it was really cold, so I kept my coat on until the room warmed up.
SWWBO Loading the Inglis Hi-Power

At first I was pretty nervous, I have some problems with getting used to the recoil, and my aim can definitely use improvement. It's so much easier to aim with a rifle!

SWWBO shooting the Inglis Hi-Power - note the ejecting casing.


But in the end, I did manage to hit the target every time, just not in the center :)

But I think that I'd still damage an intruder pretty seriously!

SWWBO makes her day!

Update - Mr. Completely linked to me here.

I have turned off trackbacks, but if anyone links to me, let me know, and I'll put the link in the post!

You can read John's side of the story here.

Posted by Beth at February 11, 2006 06:22 PM