What I’ve Learned from Shooting Guns
Yes, I love to shoot (Part 1)
I’ve shot a lot of guns, and I don’t have it figured out. I’m still learning what works for me, and what doesn’t. All a never-ending evolution in my mind. Sometimes, I hit the bullseye, and sometimes I miss.
For these reasons, I started shooting. And why I continue to shoot. I love the process of firearm handling and the physical activity and mental discipline and demand that comes from the sport. But, at some point, I noticed that the sport had value to me beyond merely learning how to safely handle firearms and their components. I was developing new skills, applying existing ones, and satisfying my curiosity about one of my favorite topics — physics! With many hobbies, you get out what you put into it. My shooting hobby has grown, and it has always been fun and still continues to be fun.
This is not just about shooting, though. It’s also about interacting with other people who shoot. The thing I embrace most about shooting is that I get to apply the components of combat, competition, and puzzle-solving. It’s like leveling up in a video game in real life, but with safety and responsibility in mind at all times.
If you would like to shoot guns but don’t know where to start, or if you are just curious about shooting, foremost you should take a deeper look at the sport. Familiarize yourself with the basic safety rules and etiquette of the sport and then check whether there’s a range nearby with affordable rates. From there, you can find a club in your area (there’s a big online community out there) and make your first steps into one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever chosen to do.
Shoot if you ever get the chance. It is enjoyable. It is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family.