I am going to learn how to shoot a gun this evening. I have never shot a gun in my life. I have handled guns, most notably Uzi sub-machine guns, but no one has ever before dared to put a gun that was actually loaded into my hand.
My shooting mentor is big, strong, handsome and brave, and obviously a little bit crazy.
I’ll be shooting a Glock 17. I am pretty excited about the whole prospect – in a calm and sensible way – so I have been studiously preparing by reading about the gun on the interweb. My mentor sent me first to Wikipedia for the basics. Yesterday I sent myself to the Glock website.
This is my favourite sentence from the whole website:
Whether strong masculine hands or delicate female hands, the GLOCK pistol always feels as if it is made to measure.
I find that very reassuring. And I am looking forward to getting my delicate female hands on my mentor’s Glock tonight.