Friday, June 30, 2006


Here are the results of yesterday's shooting extravaganza. This target was approximately 25 feet away from me. Believe it or not, the head and chest shots are mine. Most of the rest are from Justin calibrating the gun.

I got to use both the super scary gun from the last post and a 9mm Luger. Given a choice between the two, especially in a zombie situation, I would have to go with the Luger. It was lighter and smaller and would travel better in a post-apocalyptic world. In addition, I had trouble shooting with the Semi-Automatic because it was so heavy. Even though I have Commando-like muscles, it was very hard for me to hold it straight and steady.
Pictures of me shooting are coming soon... as soon as Justin figures out how to get them off of his camera phone.

In other news, I was denied bullets because I was deemed "too sketchy"; a first for me. Justin had recommended that I buy bullets from a retail store rather than the range because it was cheaper. I was able to buy some without any problem, but I wanted around 200 hundred to practice with, and the first store only had 100. At the second location, I asked the clerk for 9mm bullets and he looked me up and down and said "we don't carry those."
I could see them behind the counter.

Anyway, onto the topic of zombie targets. Justin accurately pointed out that zombie are, in fact, human. But as the target picture above demonstrates, while it illustrates a human of average anatomy, it is clearly too streamlined and not nearly scary enough. Plus the "attacker is reaching for something out of his/her pocket". Zombies can't operate pockets. So, when I start making my own targets they will attempt to capture the horrors that decomposition inflicts on the body. No clean outlines. Scary gaping mouth. Arms reaching out in a grabbing motion. Perhaps a small headset that plays moaning noises.

In conclusion, shooting guns was lots of fun (disclaimer: only shoot at zombies not people). I will definitely work at improving this skill.


Anonymous justin said...

A couple of corrections, both weapons were semi automatic, and "200 hundred" doesn't make any sense.

10:54 AM  

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