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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Friday, February 29, 2008

I Ain't Skeered (Thats SCARED for Those That Don't Speak Redneck) LOL

I wish that I could say that I grew up with knowledge of firearms. The only thing I ever used was a BB gun with my Daddy in the backyard. We had a good time with home made targets he made and stuck to the trees. I even got good enough to sit on the back porch step and take shots at those dadgum carpenter bees..hit a few in my time.

As far as pistols, rifles, and shotguns go...I have never shot one, never been around anyone shooting one, never held a real gun, up until last night.

I am trying not to be anxious and apprehensive about using what Ian has bought for ME and for him, but mostly for me.

I don't want to be scared of it. I want to master it and become familiar with it. I want to be comfortable with it and know what I am doing. Even the simple things, such as loading and unloading it, I want to be smooth and comfortable and not nervous or panicky.

Originally we were looking at a youth model of a Charles Daley 20 gauge pump. They were out of this model...have been for two weeks now.

I started looking in the shotgun case at Walmart...and one in particular caught my eye. I really liked it, and was hoping on closer inspection it would be a 20 gauge and not a 12 gauge. A 12 gauge would be too much for me. I would like to keep my shoulder where it is instead of laying on the ground from the recoil.

You see, I am a woman in every sense of the word. But, I am not a flowers, jewelry, dresses, shoes, nails done, type of gal. I think I have a little more testosterone in me than I should because I actually like things that you would think that only guys like.

Like my truck. The power behind it, the gleam of the red fire in it...the rush I get when I punch that peddle...

that is what I am hoping for when I do finally fire this gun. I hope that I like it, and become relaxed with it. So, even in a gun, I liked the camaflouge gun...

Enough babbling...here is my new shotgun.

Now this is not just for predator control. There is nothing like the sound of a shotgun being loaded...that loud CHK CHK. Imagine if you were breaking into a house...and in the darkness you heard that...I think you would make a hasty exit to go clean out your britches. I practiced loading and unloading last night...will do more tonight, and then comes the real thing this weekend. I want Ian to shoot it a couple of times first..and I told him to bring home some earplugs from work for me.

 

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It may seem silly or corny to read these...but I dont care. I dont know a thing...so I am going to read up on gun safety.

 

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Sticker to put on your window or door glass or whatever...to let anyone that may be thinking about breaking in that we have protection.

 

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Oops...just added the sticker....the tag was what was on the gun...lol...the sticker is right here above.

12 comments:

madcobug said...

You will be used to it in no time. I used to hunt with a 30/30. Learned that thing really easy. Gave it to my son many years ago though when I got to the stage that it was hard to sit. Have to be quite when hunting and not squirming around with an aching back. Good luck to you. Hugs, Helen

madcobug said...

PS, I like your gun. Helen

schoolgal040 said...

Kelly,
I am so very PROUD of you!!! You will do great and become a great shot just like me (lol), a responsible gun owner and user and personally I think you all did the right thing. Of course my personal experience isn't too extensive with shotguns, mostly handguns. But I have fired a shotgun that knocked me to the ground! LOL That was a site let me tell you. I think the boys did it on purpose to laugh----cruel brothers I had....LMAO
I know none of this is funny Kelly and I'm certainly not making lite of it at all. Please know that. I continue to pray for you that all will work out soon.

You ALL take good care and God Bless :)
Huggers,
Gayla

wwfbison said...

You are taking the right approach and if you keep your head about you at all times you will be just fine.  I am very experienced with guns, of all sorts.  I have taken numerous gun classes and shoot clay birds.  I now use a 12 guage all the time (yes my shoulder is bruised for at least two weeks) but I love the gun.  I have been shooting for over twenty years and the key is take your time...every time.  Have fun & be careful my friend, you have yourself a nice gun there!!!
xxx
Lisa

breakaway1968 said...

We were just talking about getting a pistol of some sort. I don't like being out here alone when Cory is gone.  I know how to shoot one and usually hit my target right on.  lol  We do have a rifle too.  I don't really know how to use one that well!  But I can aim well.  I like yours.  

plieck30 said...

Always been around firearms with my husband and learned to respect them and the proper way to handle them but when I went hunting with him and had a chance to shoot a buck with a nice rack I couldn't pull the trigger. lol Paula

ally123130585918 said...

Oh Kelly do take care with that Gun ~ I know you need it but worry about you ~ just make sure you know how to use it properly and get rid of those predators that are hounding your chickens ~ Ally x

nelishianatl said...

The more you learn about it the more comfortable with it you'll be.  Those who don't know about how to use one are more dangerous than those who do.  I'm glad you're willing to try.  You're definitely my kind of friend.  I ain't skeered a nuttin' either.  

Nelishia
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rdautumnsage said...

A woman after my own heart. I've always believed if a man can do it, so can I. At 43 I'm still a tomboy. I don't think twice about climbing a tree to rescue a cat, or throwing on hiking boots and taking off for the mountains. I learned to be efficient at throwing knives, of all things. My brother trained as a jin jitsu and taught me as well....Guns, know how to shoot a pistol without a problem. I prefer not too.

As everyone else has said you taking the right precautions, learning the proper use. You will be able to fire your shotgun with ease before long. (Hugs) Indigo

myrdog said...

when my husband began working out of town, we bought a pistol and I went to the police for training. Now I feel confident with a gun where I was afraid to touch one before. And I think I could use it if need be.

bojgill4375 said...

I have had a 38 ever since the Carr brothers killed 4 people in Wichita!! I think everyone bought a gun back then. Hope to practice since hubby is retired. Will shoot in the pond dam. lol Good luck. Janie

mcknansmom said...

i had one exactly like that!  Rob taught me how to load it and stuff.  and i liked having it.  once i forgot to hold it close to my shoulder and it knocked the crap out of my right in my breast bone!  don't ever make that mistake!  

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