It's a fun way to relax and enjoy eachother's company.
So I've been told, but I don't have a problem with that. We have spent many a hour together as a family out at the range. Most of the time we shoot here on the ranch, but lately, the boys have begun to shoot a bit more seriously. We have started making some trips into the Skeet and Trap Club and just this last weekend, DS shot in his first registered shoot. He was the only kid and he hit 45 out of 50 birds ~ very cool!The trap club had a fun night shoot with all kinds of shooting games during the day. DS won the buddy shoot with Joel. Everyone brought food and we had a cookout before starting the night shoot. When it gets pitch dark, they shoot white florescent clay birds (just to clear things up, that's what they call the round, clay target).
The people that run the ranges and are diehard shooters are amazing. We are blessed to be involved with such a neat bunch. Safety is always the priority and everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. They have just taken the kids right under their wings. Don't know why more youngsters aren't involved in the sport. This is something the kids will be able to enjoy all of their lives. We've got members in wheelchairs and a 91 year old doctor that gives everyone a run for their money (no money involved here, just an expression). Well, when I say no money involved that's really not true. Guns are not cheap and ammunition costs are rising as quickly as fuel costs. The boys do some of their own reloading and will probably be reloading much more in the future.
We feel blessed to be able to spend so much time together as a family. The kids are growing so quickly and these years are fleeting. These memories will last a lifetime.Now the boys are in studying mode. Just today we received a Todd Bender (world renowned shotgun instructor) video~ guess what we'll be watching intensely tonight.
Just today I had to order a 2nd shooting catalog so that both DH and DS can each have their own copy. I kept hearing, "Do you have the shooting catalog?" Repeatedly. We may soon have one in every room.
It is a rare instance that I find myself in town and my list does NOT include some sort of ammunition.
Yes, my boys love guns. DS loves to shoot as well. It's what we do for fun and if I had not had a problem with my depth perception, I would be right up there with them. As it is, I still get to participate from behind the camera and cheer them on.