Most of the last couple days, I haven’t been home much, except for this crazy episode that involved some shotgun shooting. Which we’ll get to in a minute.
First, today I took a concealed carry class and got my certificate to apply for a concealed carry permit!
This will make me feel like Batgirl.
I think, however, what I really need to work on is my shotgun handling.
The Remington 870 Magnum Special Purpose Deer shotgun is quite impressive, especially with 2000 fps Hornady slugs. I was practicing with some cheaper 1400 fps slugs then tried the Hornady. It about blew me away. I wasn’t expecting the kickback, after shooting the cheaper, lower-powered slugs, and I lost my grip on the shotgun and it reeled off my shoulder and flew at my face. As you can see in the below video, I was suffering post traumatic Hornady syndrome and every time I shot one, I threw my head back in advance for fear I was going to lose my grip and get hit in the face. Which never happened again, of course, because I paid attention to my grip. My friend Jerry was taking this video without my being aware of it, because he wanted to show me what I was doing wrong. (So, you know, I already know. Just enjoy it.)
I’m working on it!
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