What Did I Do To Prep This Week?

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

Excuses are the nails that build the house of failure! Unknown


By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

I would say that this ranks in the top 100 most stressful weeks of my life… And I’ve had a few bad ones.

So, what did I do to prep this week? I decided to “waste/practice” with the 9 mm. There is something stress relieving about shooting. Or, is there something wrong with me?

I went out to the range in the evening, alone. Just me, the gun, and the targets. I won’t tell you who I was imagining as the target, but suffice it to say that he was human. My shots were deliberate and aimed at the heart. Practice makes perfect and it seemed like each round came closer to the bulls eye.

It’s been a while since I was on the range, last fall in fact. I really can’t afford to be using up my stash of 9’s, but hey the practice was needed, positive, and I lost myself in the concentration of the aim, the squeezing of the trigger, the slight kick back as the bullet left the gun, the sharpness of the report, and the muffled slam of the bullet through the paper target and into the straw bale. It was one hour. An hour to fantasize, concentrate, and relieve a lot of pent-up frustration. An hour alone on the gun range; just me, the gun, and the target.

How often do you practice with your weapons? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Every six months? Yearly? For me, it had been too long. I have all the arguments, the foremost being no money to replenish my stock of ammo. But I could tell it had been too long since my last practice outing. My first clip was way off the bulls eye, but still would have wounded. But when push comes to shove, do you want to wound, or stop them?

I had forgotten how stress relieving shooting is. How empowered I felt as my aim became better and better, then deadly. Then I went home, broke the weapon down and cleaned it, and put it away. I felt better…

Okay Patriots, what did YOU do this week to prepare?


A smile for you…


 Personally, after watching this I wanted to buy and AR15!

In God We Trust

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