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My first time shooting

I have a lot of photos and a few stories to share about my time in Las Vegas (which comes to an end this morning) and not enough time to post them right now, but before I leave Las Vegas I would like to share this.

On Wednesday afternoon I went out to the Green Valley Range [1] in Henderson with Rocky, Billy and Jeffrey, where Billy gave me instruction on firing his Ruger P95, a lightweight weapon which is probably a good starting point for someone as small as me.

Billy ran me through a safety briefing and introduction to the P95, and demonstrated the firing of it.
Billy demonstrates the P95 [2]
(I never noticed until this photo just how much bigger that shirt is compared to the top I had on over it)

Then it was my go, under Billy’s careful watch and mentoring, and a light holding of my right shoulder while I got used to the kick of the gun.

Samuel shoots the P95 [3]

Here are a couple short videos of me shooting the P95. You can’t really see much of what I’m firing at, but you can see enough.

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And the targets. In this first one, the clump of shots which hit right on top of each other dead-centre in the target were Billy’s. The rest were mine. All good, but that shot in the arm was definitely a stray.

Samuel's first target [6]

And the 2nd target. All of these shots were mine.

Samuel's second target [7]

I definitely have a bias to the right (would you expect anything else from me?) but this could be corrected with practice. Still, for a first go, I was happy with the results.

A very big thanks to Rocky, Billy and Jeffrey for the outing. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Samuel