A reminder for myself: "We are not perfect human beings, nor do we have to pretend to be, but it is necessary for us to be the best versions of ourselves we can be."
Sim neej aws...
I have to agree, don't want to regret something later on in life. =)
I've been going roughly twice a month but now that I'm living by myself again I'll have a lot more time to do things like hit the range or build a solar cooker.
My advice for shooting is to try dry firing first to develope a sense of trigger control. Dry firing means pressing the trigger with no ammo in the gun. Your goal is to make sure your sights stay aligned to the target as you press the trigger. The front sight should be in focus as you aim with everything else including the rear sight and target out of focus. Also make sure you have a solid grip on the gun as you do this.
Of course you need to learn about gun safety first but i assume the person taking you will cover that.
Oh, I should point out that some rifle rounds are really loud even with ear protection on, and ejected casings can hurt -especially if they are really hot.
Going to sleep. It is 11.41 pm at my side. Hope that everyone sleep well today.
Sim neej aws...
With rifles it's important to have a consistent cheek weld so you place your cheek on the rifle stock at the same place every time. Also make sure to brace the stock securely against your shoulder "pocket". Pause your breathing mid exhale before shooting. Try not to flinch.
I actually find rifle shooting to be stressful while pistol shooting to be relaxing.