Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

I shot jack bauer’s gun December 20, 2008

jack-bauers-gunLast week, I went shooting for the first time.  It was CRAZY!  Women of Caliber is a local company that teaches self defense and firearm training for women, by women.  It’s a very cool, empowering concept.  I learned how to handle a gun, load it, check for jams, proper stance and to shoot. And not just any gun – a Glock 9mm.  That’s right.  Jack Bauer’s gun.

(Note:  I stand corrected.  Jack Bauer actually shoots a HK USP 9mm)

So get this – the first time I shot, I got a bullseye!  And in case you don’t believe me, here’s proof!

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Kristen and I learned a concept called double tapping which is where you shoot consecutively.  Apparently it’s utilized by law enforcement a lot, since you’re more likely to hit your target the second time.

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We also got to unload a whole mag at the end.  By this point I felt shaky, so we only loaded 6 of the 8 shots.  But when I got to the end of my round, I wanted more.  Crazy!

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Bravado aside, Kellene said I looked like I was about to cry before I took my first shot.  A gun is such a powerful thing, it really freaked me out (says the anti-gun Canadian…).  Apparently I would lean away from it whenever I picked it up, my internal dialogue plain as the nose on my face.  The hardest thing for me was bracing for the kickback.  The first shot I made, I hadn’t braced my flimsy wrists, so the bullet casing hit me in the face, freaking me out.  Also, the sound a gun makes was way louder than I expected it to be.  You feel it.

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On the way back, the girls were thrilled to see Tim’s reaction.  In fact, we even documented it!  Aren’t his new glasses awesome?  Let’s hear it for supportive husbands!

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6 Responses to “I shot jack bauer’s gun”

  1. Melissa Says:

    DUDE! I LOVE Jack Bauer. I’m trying to convince Tom to call our son (if we have one) Jack Bauer Johnson. I’m serious.

  2. lizmthibault Says:

    This is Liz from the Equinox party. I really enjoy your blog. It is a lot of fun, you have such an interesting life, especially the wedding stuff. I have always wanted to be a model for bridal gowns. I will be back!!!! I had a similar experience my first time shooting a gun. I really don’t like hand guns, so I give you huge props!!!

    If you never received a permission to my family blog, please email me at lizmthibault@gmail.com with your email address and I will resend it.

  3. idpashooting Says:

    Well done! It sounds like you had a blast. There are now record numbers of women taking up firearms as a hobby/sport and even getting licenses to carry. Nice to read about such a positive and enjoyable experience.

  4. Bill Says:

    Actually he shoots a HK USP 9mm not a Glock Model 17 9mm. The guns look nothing alike. But good shooting!

  5. Devan Says:

    I dare you to shoot one of the Chocolate Handguns from ChocolateWeapons. They melt in your mouth…and in your hand!


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