We were blessed this past weekend to be able to attend an Illinois Concealed Carry Class in Morton, Il. My sister Janeie stepped up and watched the boys for us on Saturday. She brought her helper girls . . . beautiful Kendra, Alyson and Jenn, plus furry daughter Lucy. The boys had a fabulous time!
Saturday found Katelyn, Randy, my Dad and I learning the basics of Pistols, Pistol Safety, Pistol Shooting and actually shooting a pistol for the very first time. I surprised myself . . . my knees were shaking so hard at the beginning of the shooting portion! It also was pretty cold outside at the range.
Katelyn quickly caught on and accomplished the practice without a hitch. Randy, Dad and I didn't do too bad either! Of course, you could tell we were a bit *ahem* GREEN! I must confess . . . the very first time I shot, I screamed and almost dropped my pistol. I knew there would be a BANG, I knew I was supposed to be surprised . . . and I definitely was. After the first few rounds, I felt more comfortable with the grip, aim and trigger. We began with paper plate targets and ended our shooting with silhouettes. The four of us passed our Illinois qualification and were thrilled. I even did a little HaPpY dAnCe!
Katelyn's Target Silhouette
My Target Silhouette
Sunday was day 2 of our training. Mom and Sophie came to be with the boys for a VERY long day. The boys told me they had a great time . . . although I am pretty sure Mom was exhausted!
Our class was full to overflowing with information. Notes were taken like crazy on both days. We had written tests both days and all passed! We were thrilled!!!
Now, applications have been filed and paid for . . . now we wait for the Concealed Carry Licenses to come in the mail and THAT may take a while!