A month or so before Christmas Rich bought himself a Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol. It's something that he's been wanting for a while and when a couple guys he works with bought one, he figured it was his turn.
On a side note: He works in Detroit in a not so nice area. I always worry about him at work and it's nice to know that he has a way to protect himself if he needs to. Plus pretty much everyone working there is packing heat now!
Anyway, a few weeks ago he decided to buy another pistol, a smaller one this time that would fit in my hand easier. This is a Smith and Wesson M&P 380 Bodyguard. He says he bought it for me but he's not fooling me...he likes it more than I do!
This weekend we finally went to the firing range and for the first time in my life I shot a pistol; both of them in fact!
Here's my observation:
They are very loud!
They are very powerful!
They scare the bejeebers out of me!
I can't hit the broad side of a barn!
But when we were done we both left there with smiles on our faces! We loved it and can't wait to go again!
There is an outdoor shooting range at Island Lake State Park and I think we will try that next time now that the weather is getting warmer.
And we are also planning on taking the class to get a concealed pistol license.
Yep, we're going to be locked and loaded!!!!
Until the next time....