I participated in the NRA Basic Pistol Course today and look what I did while at the shooting range! Thank you Richard Whirley for teaching me so much about shooting and handling a pistol today! I learned a lot.
I took this class due to the fact that I was always nervous and intimidated around guns, and my husband owns many firearms. So I thought it would be a good idea to take the class and hopefully feel more comfortable. After today, I feel like I can properly use a handgun safely...
I have always been terrified of guns. As a mom, I didn't want them around me and certainly not my children. In one Saturday, my fear changed. I now see guns as a form of protection for my family rather than a threat to our safety.
I came home from the introductory class and asked my husband to buy a safe for our nightstand. I wanted him to have access should we ever need it and now have the confidence that I too could protect our family in the event of an emergency.
In the class, I screamed the first time I fired at the shooting range... and I hit the bulls eye. Richard was patient and steady in walking me through the entire experience. It changed my mind and could save my life if I find myself in danger.