It really is hard to put into words but I will try. First of all I am on information overload. It's a lot to take in. After donning ear plugs, ear muffs and eyewear we all witnessed the instructor shoot. Truth be told I wanted to cry and walk out the door. It was so LOUD. You can't imagine how loud it was. When I saw the "fire" or sparks or whatever it terrified me.
Then it was time for us to shoot. I was shaking literally. I have no hand strength so I had difficulty releasing the safety. Taking aim and pulling the trigger is something I will never forget.
When I got home last night I was still shaking. I couldn't eat dinner because I was so keyed up. My stomach was semi upset. I knew if I ate a meal I would soon see it again. The last time I felt this way was when out home was broken into. I was asleep on the couch when the criminal was in our kitchen. Once I realized what had happened I ran upstairs to get my husband and called the police. Luckily for us he left several hand and fingerprints. The kid spent 4 years in prison for his crime. It is a higher felony to break into an occupied home.
I will never forget that night nor last night. Will I purchase a gun? I don't know. I do know I want the right to do so.
TV makes it looks so easy. Maybe I'm a whimp or perhaps my reaction was normal. Either way I'm glad I did it and I am considering going back.