The ‘S’ Stands for ‘Salty’

Today was legit.¬†After over 2.5 years, today I finally got the chance to go to the range and shoot a gun for the first time in the Navy. It was pretty exciting. And by ‘pretty exciting,’ I mean it was awesome!!!! It felt just like the America’s Army computer game I used to play growing up. The best part was, during the last round of fire when my 9mm Beretta pistol jammed, and I had to use the RAP-TAP-BANG technique to clear it. I had 4 of my 8 shots left during the 20 second time period. I was able to clear it and get the shots off right before the range master called, “CEASE FIRE!!!” What a rush. I had a couple shots off the silhouette, but most were pretty good. With a total of 206, it was enough to for the Sharpshooter! Expert is 228-240 and Sharpshooter 204-227, so I just made it, but there’s definitely room for improvement. Apparently all that practice growing up shooting pellet guns paid off though. ¬†Hopefully some practice in the future will help me earn the expert!

Killed it!