Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Big Booms = Big Fun!

Fear not the guns that have a big bark, the bite is totally worth it.

Shot my first military surplus weapon today, a Mosin Nagant M44 built in the 1950's. It is a carbine, which is a shorter version of a rifle and shoots a 7.62 x 54R bullet:

7.62x54R vs. .45ACP vs .9mm
Left to right: 7.62x54R, .45, 9mm

Admittedly, and I trust you will keep this within our little community, it was the first gun I've ever been intimidated by. Yes, your very own Le Femme had a tinge of hesitation when it came to firing this mighty boom stick.

I was at the range with my husband, and after watching him fire it, my little brain said "oh $hit". I was intrigued, but curiously nervous - not something I'm used to feeling when it comes to guns. I think it gave me some insight into what those of you who fear or are nervous about guns must feel. But I bit the bullet, pun TOTALLY intended and picked up that rifle and fired and.....

it was AWESOME!!! I have a speckly tiny bruise on my shoulder (my battle wound that I'm so proud of) because once I got one shot off, I didn't want to put it down! 

In conclusion, conquering fears is good for the soul!

In other news, and totally off topic, I conquered another fear tonight. I went into the dark part of the woods this evening to fetch some firewood. First time I've ever been able to get myself to do that... so see Le Femme isn't so big and bad after all! 

Below is a video for your viewing pleasure of my M44 experience:

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