Want to know what’s Boss? Picking out the biggest automatic rifle you can find, loading up the clip, setting up the target, and shooting the heck out of it.
Now, I’m not sure about the gun availability laws outside the US. Here in the USA, a person can basically own any gun they want. A waiting period for handguns is required in most states, as is gun registration, but other than that, you’re free and clear to own anything. I understand that guns of all kinds are banned in the UK and they’ve even banned carrying knives.
In many places in the US, there are shooting ranges that can rent out guns, ammunition, ear and eye protection and will even set up the target for you. And once you’re given the clear to fire sign, shooting up a target will make you feel like an action hero.
A few tips before going to a range:
1. Look up whether or not they rent guns at the range you go to and the prices they offer. I’ve been to ranges that rent and do not rent. The non-rent ranges are much cheaper, naturally, but you might not have an AK lying around your house to use for fun.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We don’t come out of the womb knowing how to shoot and it’s safer to get information from a professional.
3. Always carry your weapon unloaded and load it only when you’re at your designated firing station.
4. This one is kind of obvious, but do not go into the target area (if you’re even allowed to) until the all-clear signal has been given. This will likely happen when someone from the range comes over and makes sure that all guns are unloaded.
I could go on all day about gun safety tips, but needless to say that you’re carrying a deadly weapon and it should be treated as such—always pointed at the ground, unloaded, etc.
Shooting guns is a good way to get up your confidence. It’s a little scary shooting a gun for the first time, and once you take those first shots, it’s a real rush! The gun range is a good place to meet people who are also firearms enthusiasts. And if you have a lady friend who you’re trying to impress, the gun range is a fun date to go on. It might sound off, but chick dig guys who know how to use their gun properly!
Keep on living that Boss life, and don’t shoot until given the signal to do so!