David gave me a brief lesson on gun safety and how to use it properly. It took me a bit to be able to locate the target through the telescope that is part of the gun, but once I could see it I took my first shot. I had on protection for my ears and it was still so loud! The kick wasn't too bad for this riffle, but it still scared me! I was all nervous and it took me a minute before I could continue. Yeah, I guess I shook for a bit, but in my defense it was loud. I took two shots and hit my target both times (the first time I just nicked the edge) and from 50 meters away I thinks that's not too bad. By then I was shaking too much to even see the target, so I figured I was done. Okay so twice was enough. I might try this again sometime, because at least I will be better prepared for what happens when you do pull that trigger.
Next time I want to shoot a gun for the first time, I might just try a "littler" one!