I'm not a fan of guns. I just don't think the risk factor is low enough to own one.
Still, when Heather and I stopped into The Gun Store
in Las Vegas, Nevada and fired some of their weapons of destruction, I have to admit, I was pretty excited.
It's hard describe the feeling: The sudden and VERY loud bang after the pin hit shells, the sound of the gun shell "tinking" off the ground, the smell of metal and gunpowder... the raw and accurate power of holding something so small and destructive.
The folks at The Gun Store
were SUPER friendly and helpful. Our guide (Eddie, on right) gave us a personal session and explained everything to us, without the condescending attitude I was expecting. The entire experience was very positive. At $1 per bullet, (we spent $200) and shooting several guns (Uzi, M1, Gloch, M16) I'm glad we stopped in for the experience.
My only regret is knowing the crime and pain that exists in the world because of the evil people that wield these weapons. I now understand the ease with which one could pull out their weapon and hurt somebody in a moment of anger. It's a bit scary.
To get this photo, I had my 40D set to high speed shooting, with a Canon 17-85 IS lens. I took about 10 photos, hoping to capture the muzzle flash and as you can see above, I was successful.
The Gun Store is located at 2900 E Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121. They're open 9am to 6:30pm 7 days a week and their phone number is 702.454.1110. Ask for Eddie. :)