Just 6 days and will be 1 month since I applied for my FOID card. Getting an itchy finger (some pun intended).
Shop still has gun, so no issues there. Already prepaid on my next gun.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt 5:6
Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. John 20:29
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God. Rom 13:2
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. James 1:12
Good advice here. I would add Protective Angel, that:
* while focusing on front site post tip or circle or... as you line it up on target that you also maintain a critical secondary focus of where the rear sight is and learn to simultaneously adjust so that the line from your eyeball to target has BOTH sights inline,
** develop your own comfortable firing stance(s) from the fundamental position which you can consistently and quickly move into,
*** develop a consistent "sighting picture" which is what the eye(s) aligns as sighting in on target. Most, if not all, like to align tip of front post in middle of rear post "v" but the alignment vertically varies. Some like to put tip at bottom of "v" and others directly inline with top horizontal line of top edge of rear post. The later is more challenging but affords the shooter to see more of target esp if they are moving which could save your life. If you are shooting at targets so what but if aiming at and restraining someone who would shoot back and kill you if they got a chance; it makes a diff.
**** the CONSISTANCY word keeps popping up. It is critical for developing an accurate shot when you need it/them to save your and your loved ones lives. Practice, practice, practice. If you don't use it you lose it.
***** And,....if you are not now already rationally and emotionally and spiritually prepared to kill another human being to protect yourself you will hesitate before pulling the trigger for such a contemplation which could get you killed. Remember, that once you pull your gun out, loaded or not, the other party instantly becomes justified in responding to you with deadly force, also. Make sure you know your state's legalities concerning the use of firearms for protection. This could be an invaluable asset in strategizing your approach to and behavior in a conflict.
Many, many shooting incidents could have been avoided with the implementation of anti-climatic social interaction, development of other self-defense strategies and tactics, and avoiding high risk areas. If you shoot someone and watch them die you will ask yourself, regardless of who or what they were, is there something else I could have done.
I grew up with shotguns as we hunting squirrel's (Dad, brother's, Uncle's, brother's and me).
First time I bought a hand gun I was so scared of it that I held it straight to the side of my body until I became confident with it.
My Father taught me gun safety with a shotgun like crossing a bared wire fence with a laoded shotgun, he said break the breach.
There was a truck at a convenience store with a Masonic emblem on it. I went in and saw the guy that I figured was the owner of the truck. I ask him if the Free Mason's were descended from the Knights Templars. His abrupt answer shocked me, he said,
Yes; I am a Knights Templar.
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I got my first rifle, a Winchester single shot .22 lr when I was 8.
I got my first pistol, a Ruger Single Six .22 lr when I was 12.
Dad was a hard taskmaster when it came to gun safety, but what he taught me is still with me 65 years later. So far, so good.
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