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November 2nd, 2015

Our Halloween morning was more exciting than our evening because we decided to visit a local gun range. We’ve both owned a handgun for awhile but unlike Joe, I’ve never actually fired mine. We also have a rifle, so we took all three guns with us.

Joe fired a few rounds from my gun just to make sure it wouldn’t jam and then let me take over. The second shot I made with my gun caused an injury to my thumb when the hammer struck it making it bleed. Between that and being overwhelmed with the mere act of shooting a gun, plus the noise in the range, I put it down and told Joe I was done. But after I watched him for awhile I decided to try it again. I want to know how to protect myself if the need ever arises whether that be the zombie apocalypse or an intruder.

After adjusting my grip, I was able to fire my gun without any further injuries. I enjoyed firing the rifle more, though. Here’s some of my targets from both my handgun and the rifle, which are 22 caliber:


Here’s one of Joe’s from his gun which is a 9mm (I think):


He was impressed with my aim. What can I say, shooting up “ghosts” at Indiana Beach as a kid paid off. ;)

By the time we left the range I was much more comfortable with handling and shooting my gun. I also stopped jumping every time someone else fired their weapon. It was crazy crowded in the range too so I’m glad Joe booked the earliest slot.

After dropping our guns off at home we swung by Noodles & Company since we had gotten a BOGO coupon. We also stopped at Baskin Robbins for ice cream since all scoops are $1.31 on every 31st of the month.

We spent the rest of the day at home in anticipation of the trick-or-treaters. It was cold and rainy out, so we only got seven kids (three groups) which was lame. We also watched a movie Joe’s coworker recommended called Oculus. It was pretty good.

Next Halloween I’d rather be out of town. I love Halloween but it never lives up to the hype.

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