My first experience with shooting a gun was when I was about 8 and I played the game Duck Hunt for the NES. This, was my second.
Welcome to Big Buck Hunter
I like to think I'm good at playing video games, that I have decent reaction time and hand/eye coordination, but there was something about this game that threw all of that out the window.
How was I supposed to know not to shoot the Doe. Btw the only reason I even know what "A doe, a deer, a female deer" is would be because of The sound of music. Heck, when I have a fake gun in my hands and see a bunch of pixelated animals jumping in front of me, you better I'm gonna shoot.
What happens when you shoot a doe you ask. Well... You lose.
This my friends is how it's done. Above is the groom, who wasn't particularly hammered but definitely shouldn't have been able to shoot this good. Tyler, did not shoot any doe.
Day 2: A real gun!
The day after the bachelor party Steve had asked me if I would like to shoot a real gun. Commence panic!
I don't particularly like guns but i figured it could be a once in a lifetime experience, so what the hell, why not.
Steve goes through the safety checks, how to load the gun and how to shoot it. Now it's time to show them who's boss. Right? Not so much.
They set up 3 clay pigeons in a pile of branches and brush. Easy peasy lemon squeezey. It should have been easy. I had the the barrel lined up just like Steve said. My stance was perfect(ish). All I had to now was pull the trigger.
Yeah, that kickback...
Steve said there would be a little bit of push when I fired but I wasn't expecting anything like that. The gun legit shoves you backwards, which is fine but every subsequent shot I had this weird feeling of anticipation like it was somehow going to be worse than the first time. In the end I was 0-3, which I guess was better than the night before after losing after firing just 1 shot.
Steve asked if I wanted to reload and shoot again.
"No thanks, I'm good"