Clay Pigeons, Photographs + Judgmental Looks

April 17th

What are, “Three things that can be shot at Ben Avery Shooting Range,” Alec.

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Correct answer.

I found myself walking a clay pigeon shooting range course with Adam and Matt yesterday. Add this to the lengthy list of “things I never thought I’d do, but actually turned out to be fairly entertaining.” I didn’t shoot a thing, other than the aforementioned photographs and judgmental looks, but I did enjoy the wildlife, time with the boys, and being fully immersed in a Wild West gun culture that I’ve otherwise successfully sheltered myself from.

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Think lots of big trucks. Big men. Huge guns. Now, also think sports cars. Tiny women. Smaller guns. Everything in between was represented at the range. And the judgment should have been on me for being so snotty about being outside of my element.

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Guns are not my cup of tea. I don’t care to ever own, shoot or have one in my house. That said, to each is own. And these boys had a blast with their target practice. I spent a bit of time in the sun, photographing flowers. Missions accomplished.

Ben Avery Shooting Range

~K

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5 Responses

  1. Oh Kelli, I so hear you! I went and married Southern boy, and they do love their guns, too…transplanting him here in the West did nothing to diminish that. 15 years later, I still don’t shoot or even handle guns, but I’m afraid I’ve had to allow them in my home–in a big-ass safe that God himself would have difficulty opening. The things we do for love.

  2. What a beautiful state Arizona is!

  3. I’ve never shot a gun. No desire to do so either.

  4. Lots of testosterone around, uhu?

  5. You know i said the same thing about guns 20+ years ago. Then I moved to a place where the copper heads have taken two of my beloved pets and nearly one of my children.
    I now have a little gun with snake rounds, and have saved 2 pets and a neighbor from serious harm or worse.
    ~laughing~
    it’s a riot to watch our perspectives change as the years pass. Often fun to push ourselves outside those comfort zones!
    Love the “shot” of the desert rose! makes me long for home..

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