Princess Gail Packs a Gun!

Christmas came early at our house. 馃榾 Gail and I exchanged presents back in November, and I’m glad we did, because we got to enjoy them a little before she broke her hip.

I told Gail in September that I would take care of our Christmas this year, that I would get the presents for both of us. I got the idea when we went to the horse ranch this past summer and had fun shooting guns.

Not surprisingly, she was an excellent shot! She’s very mechanically gifted, and follows instructions to a T. These cowboys were a fun crowd and they took Gail under their wings, showing her how to shoot a handgun and a rifle. Gail had no trouble with the .22 caliber target guns.

The other thing you have to know is that Gail and I are huge Law and Order fans, especially the SVU shows. We also enjoyed Life during it’s brief run, and currently watch Prime Suspect with Maria Bello. We love Fringe, including the character Olivia Dunham. We get enough of a kick from these shows that Gail sometimes dresses up as “Detective Crotte.” And that’s all I’ll say about that! 馃槈

So considering our interests, 聽I took a little risk and started us off on a new hobby. It was a little bit crazy, but I bought us聽his and hers .38 Specials: Smith & Wesson snub nose revolvers! 馃榾

Aren’t they beautiful!?

It made Gail very nervous to actually own guns and have them in the house. But I had decided on a particular day for the gift-giving because I had enrolled us in a class the following morning, an Introduction to Firearms safety class. It was particularly cool because Wanda Starke, who is part of the news team for local Fox channel WXII, was attending. She was doing a piece on women using guns for self defense, so the cameras were there, and Gail got to be on the evening news!

We literally had a blast carefully trying out our new guns. Much more on this later, but for now, here is a picture of Princess Gail tightly grouping her shots at the center of the target. Awesome!

9 thoughts on “Princess Gail Packs a Gun!”

  1. Cool deal Ferd. As you know hubby and I have lots of different weapons. We also live in gang country so it’s a wise thing. I’m so happy that you both took the class. Smart thinking. There’s nothing wrong with being able to defend yourself if need be.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Princess Gail. I hope she is doing well too. 馃檪

    1. Thanks, Sandee. I’ll give Gail a big hug for you. 馃槈

      We’ll never have the handgun and self defense knowledge that you and Zane have, but Gail and I plan to do this right. We’re going to learn everything we can, hone our skills, and treat this with all the proper respect.

      Big hug to you and Z! 馃檪

  2. Ferd, we are gun advocates. Around her there is so much crime that you need to carry a handgun. I think you will both be happy that you can protect yourself.

    I’m wishing you both a Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Pam!
      I am surprised at how many people I know own and carry a gun. We have a ways to go before we can conceal carry, but we will eventually take a course and certify.
      Happy Holidays to you and your family, Pam! 馃檪

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