Hey everyone!

So we all know a trip to the States wouldn't be complete without a trip to the range, so Leah and Jet kindly took me to a range to learn firearm basics and get some shooting time in. As I live in the UK and firearms are hard to come by because of our laws, I was super excited. I have shot .22 rifles and an AR15 before but nothing bigger than a 5.56mm. During our trip to the range I got to shoot a whole selection of firearms of different calibres including: a .45 Rock Island 1911, a 5.56mm AR15, a 7.62mm AK47 and a 12 Gauge Shotgun. A great variety of platforms and calibres.

*Please take into consideration that I am complete beginner before you roast me about my grip/stance.

Before we started Jet went through basic firearm safety and reiterated the 4 rules to us:
  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded
  • Never point the gun at something you are not willing to destroy
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you have made the decision to shoot
  • Be sure of your target and what is behind it

I am always a little nervous around firearms as I haven't had much exposure to them and it was no different this time. The shotgun is what made me the most nervous, because I had watched one too many gun fail videos, you know the one - the one of a lady on a range where the shotgun flies backwards out of her hands! It turns out I didn't really have anything to worry about as long as I followed the basic rules and had a secure grip on the firearm.

I really enjoyed my day on the range! Thanks to Jet and Leah for taking me shooting. I can't wait until my next trip to the range!

L-R 12 Gauge Shotgun, .45 1911, 9mm Glock 19, .45 Rock Island 1911, 5.56mm AR15 and 7,62mm AK47.

L-R .45 1911, 9mm Glock 19 and .45 Rock Island 1911

After shooting the shotgun

After shooting the 1911

Post AR15 fun

Leah shooting the 1911 

Having a blast with the AK47 (my knee isn't bent, I have a wad of tissues in my cargo pocket! Haha)

Shooting the 1911

Couples that shoot together, don't shoot each other?

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