Kristin Meisner writes:
Robert and Jon took me out on the range to continue my gunucation. The goal of the day: become more comfortable with moving and shooting. I wore a gun belt this time and learned the proper technique of drawing the gun from the holster. Take a step, hand on the gun while you hit your chest with your left hand, bring the gun to both hands, extend, aim, shoot.
At first it was little rigid because you’re counting the steps in your head. By the end of the day I began to develop a more natural flow. Jon gave excellent, clear instructions which helped alot. He also said he was happy I had a healthy fear of him. How could I not? The man makes his own guns out of scrap metal!
The lesson was fun to say the least. I shot a SIG SAUER P229 Legion handgun the majority of the time. We practiced walking toward the target with baby heal-toe steps and away from the target with drag steps. He propped up a table as a barrier to simulate defensive shooting.
Then I shot my first shotgun and an AK47. The power you feel with those are incredible. I’m still figuring out how to stand properly and not be so stiff in the shoulders, but I’ll work on that next time.
We also tried some longer distance shooting which surprisingly isn’t as hard as it looks. I hit the target a bunch! Biggest lesson learned of the day: never take your eyes off the target. Biggest regret: not finishing the chocolate chess pie at Dahlia’s after.