Monday, August 25, 2008
Mancation Day One: Lock, stock and two smoking barrels
During our first afternoon off we shot sporting clays. We were each given a 12 gauge shotgun and 50 shells, and shot from four different stations.
Curiously enough, it was my first time ever firing a gun that didn't require BBs or flying disks. I had a blast and am considering buying a boomstick of my own someday*.
I got (and currently still have) a memento from our afternoon - a wicked bruise. Yes, for most of the time my shotgun was properly set firmly on my shoulder, but the last station we shot from was like Shock and Awe. Birds and rabbits were furiously coming out of everywhere and, already kind of sore, I just quickly fired my 20 shells with wild (but safe) abandon.
In the end, I shot a gentleman's 25 (out of 50). Not bad for my first time.
*Plans will be accelerated out of necessity if an Obama administration comes to fruition.