Friday, September 25, 2009

It's A Tool

I'm waiting on this new friend to come to town and I'm not the most patient person. I had the chance to practice with his brother recently - actually, twin brothers but one had some cosmetic surgery. The little brother seemed to have a magazine issue because it would malfunction every few shots. It made me uncomfortable. It won't anymore because I found this on Ed's site - what an amazingly reassuring and simple video...
Within a few minutes all of that concern and worry was turned into a "just fix it" sort of feeling. It's just a tool. It has its quirks. But you don't need to treat it like it was a piece of china - which is what I tend to do, frankly, because the ones I've shot haven't always been MINE. There is a kind of delicate etiquette to the matter, after all. A respect for property...
But when I have my very own I think I'll have a lot more ease in use. More practice, more familiarity, more...pleasure, frankly, in the experience. It's going to be so much fun to have something that I can know like my own name.
But whatever shall I name her?

3 comments:

D.W. said...

What a great video. I've heard it said that those guys are pretty much the best when it comes to civilian firearms training, and this was convincing evidence.

As to what to call your new addition...I'd call it Beautiful... :-)

Ed Rasimus said...

Ohhhh, is that compact Springfield yours? Purrrtty!

LauraB said...

D-man - yep, the best, indeed. Trooper knew the guy on sight. Spent rather a lot of time there back in the day.

Ed, that lovely isn't mine YET - hasn't arrived and won't for a couple weeks. Worth the wait, though. A friend kindly loaned me his to try and I fell in love, instantly. With the gun, I mean. LOL

PERFECT in the hand, and so sweet to shoot.