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Gun Play out West

Sometimes what happens in Vegas ends up on my blogs.


“Go get Osama for me.”
He tilted his head to my stack of crap.
I flipped through my targets and found the one he asked for.
“You got it! You did in one minute what Washington couldn’t do in eight years and two wars.”
The customer ahead of me was already on to shooting his handgun. It was so loud. No, whatever you are imagining, amplify it by 100 decibels loud. So loud, I can’t even put the word in all caps because it will hurt my ears with the memory, loud. I jumped every time he pulled the trigger. This made Luis, understandably nervous about handing me a loaded automatic weapon.
“Easy girl. We’re going to train that fear right out of you.”
I smiled. Then jumped. He showed me how to hold the butt of the gun and how to brace the nose of it while I lined up my shot by looking through the sight thingie. I was still jumping at regular intervals as my next door neighbor emptied his clip.
Luis asked me if I was ready. I nodded. Then jumped. He clipped Osama to the target and reeled him out to about halfway down the range.
“You ready, girl?”
No. Definitely. Absolutely not.
I squeezed the trigger, nothing happened.
“Oh, wait,” Luis said as he took the gun from my hand and unlatched or latched something or other, “you’re good now.”
I repositioned the gun to my shoulder.

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I mean, if you want, if you don’t that’s cool. I mean, hell with you.

6 Responses to “Gun Play out West”

  1. Peter Says:

    Were you wearing ear protection?

    I like target #8, although I suppose you’d need to be an accomplished shooter to try that one. For someone like me, it would only end up in tragedy.

  2. Gerard Says:

    Geez, you sound like you’ve never been to a gun range before.

    Man up.

  3. Petitedov Says:

    I love shooting, I just wished it didn’t burn $200 dollars in my pocket every time I went! NH is the best for that stuff, but it looks like Vegas is even better.

  4. pearatty Says:

    I think you may be the only person in Vegas to have planned a field trip involving automatic weapons and sequin-y butterfly sneakers.

    Nah, actually, probably not.

  5. Gerard Says:

    Probably not

  6. Karol Says:

    Vegas got gunplay, models on the runway?

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