The EPD Teaches Us Gun Safety – Just in Time for the Outdoor Expo
After accepting an invite from the Evansville Police Department's weapons instructor, Chuck Knoll, we ventured to the depths of Warrick County to learn proper gun safety and shooting technique. Watch out bad guys (and cardboard targets)!
This was not my first go-round with guns. There was a point in my life where deer hunting consumed the first three weekends of November for me when I was younger, and I have friends whose families own guns that I've shot. With that said, it had been several years since I shot a gun that wasn't loaded with a Nerf™ dart, or water.
Most of my previous shooting experience involved rifles or shotguns, however Friday's shooting lesson involved nothing but pistols loaded with .22 caliber shells. After a quick lesson on how to properly grip the gun, and how to check to make sure it is completely unloaded before returning it to the table, we lined up and took our turns and trying to tag a few metal plates hanging from a post 100 yards away. (SPOILER ALERT! Listen closely after I fire my second shot at 3:19 mark).
It had been so long since I shot guns that I had forgotten how much fun it is. A big thanks to Chuck and Don for having us out and showing us the right way to do it.
Sportsmen, mark your calendars! The 1st Annual Evansville Outdoor Expo is set for Saturday, July 19th & Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at the Old National Events Plaza – The Centre! The event will feature exhibitors, demonstrations, giveaways, special guest appearances and a show by the high-flying Fetch-N-Fish team! You don’t want to miss a minute of the action at the 2014 Evansville Outdoor Expo!
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