Let me start by saying that I would never have really imagined that I would EVER own a gun of any kind. I have never felt drawn to hunting as a sport and I really don’t feel the need to carry a concealed weapon. Most of this is because the few times I’ve shot I’ve been so off that it just wouldn’t make sense for me to have one. I don’t really care what other people do. To each their own.
But….I’m now involved with a few associations that require me to go to quite a few clay shoots throughout the year. Since Garen’s shotgun kicked way more than I could handle, we invested in my very own shotgun. And I shot in my first clay tournament. Although I didn’t do very well, I’m proud to say that I didn’t win the “dead last” , a.k.a. boobie, prize.
I have to admit that I actually really enjoyed it. It was fun. Way more entertaining and fast-paced than a golf tournament. (Sorry to all of my golfing friends) Of course, Garen loves that I liked it. We’re both probably going to take few lessons so I don’t end up last in the next tournament. I really like the new gun too. If you’re looking for one that’s fairly lightweight and doesn’t have a lot of kick I recommend the Beretta A400 Xcel. It was pricey but you get what you pay for and I’ll probably have it until Will is old enough to inherit it.
Here’s a few good photos Garen got from the UMCA shoot. It’s so nice that we work in the same industry and get to go to a lot of the same events. I know I look rough. Give me a break. It’s August in Texas!