Between shoveling snow and dealing with family, this week has been both a physical and emotional struggle. Seriously needing to blow off some steam, I decided to go to the range yesterday. Shooting is really great for this. The meditative acts of loading, setting up targets, getting the proper grip and stance, lining up your sites followed by a big flashbang and really satisfying holes in paper? Instant calm. My brain relaxes and I can focus.
Aside from needing a little shooty therapy, I also need to get some practice in before I take the CCW course later this month. I've been worried that I'll pass the classroom portion of the class and then get to the range only to be told, "Nope. You didn't hit the target! Fail!" I would be crushed. Failing a test? Unthinkable! (yes, I still have honors student syndrome. I need help. Beer sometimes works.)
Anyway, I found a site that offers free PDF targets and printed myself some rhinos because they made me laugh and, heck, it's Northeast Ohio, you never know what might happen. I've seen rhinos in the snow... anything is possible.
So what do you think? Am I ready?
p.s. I would never shoot the rhinos at the zoo. I love them so much. Look at that little guy frisking in the snow!