When I was a little girl, I loved Barbie. Pink. Blonde. Fabulously dressed. Of course, I equally loved catching snakes and toads in the back yard and scaring the crap out of my mother with them (she did not). The point? I was blessed with the interest in and parental encouragement of both my girlie girl and tomboy halves ... and today reap the benefits of a broad and kick ass collection of loves.
Flash forward to 2011, when I first discovered that I not only loved shooting guns, but had a serious knack for it. It's not hard to love something you're good at, but it's always more fun to share that love with your girlfriends — and I'm here to tell the doubters that lots of girls love what I do. In fact, some of them are my best friends, like Keri. I think we were talking about kittens here. Or something.
I recently spent a fantastic day with Keri honing my long distance skills with an AR-15 — fabulously upgraded with an ACOG scope (which I loved so much I am currently devising a plan to purchase the whole gorgeous monstrosity below). Top performers of the day, according to Bill Beasley, owner of American Defense Enterprises? The women.
At 75 yards, only my second time with this weapon, and I was dead-on accurate. Not just center thoracic, but dead center heart. And if that didn't take you down, I took your head off. Ladies, I'm telling you — the empowerment and stress release of this sport is almost better than finding the perfect pair of Christian Louboutins on sale (I said almost).
As I sharpen my shooting skills, I hone my patience, calm my nerves, and develop a level of focus unmatched by most of the people I know. And then I get to post pictures like this, which drive my guy friends positively crazy. Epic win. :)