I’m not a gun expert. I don’t think I’ll ever be. But in an attempt to start an addiction, my husband had me shoot an AR-15 for the first time. In case you are wondering, this was not my first encounter with a weapon. I’ve learned how to load and shoot a hand gun, but that’s another story.
There were some major edits for comedy purposes. I hope you liked them!
“Can I take a break?”
Back to some serious business:
The recoil on this particular rifle was not bad. Quite frankly I felt silly making it such a big deal after I shot it the first time. Also, when I saw the video I realized how horrible my stance was. My husband showed me the modified isosceles stance, which I failed to do.
No matter what, I always remember these four safety rules:
1. Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded
2. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, a direction where a negligent discharge would cause minimum property damage and zero physical injury.
3. Always keep your trigger finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you have made a conscious decision to shoot.
4. Always be sure of your target, backstop, and beyond.
Guns are not toys. They are not made to fool around. When I have any type of weapon in hand I always treat it with as much as respect as I can and you should too. Overall, it was a fun experience and wouldn’t mind doing it again.