Target Practice

Photographer Dawn Miller

I have set up three tea cups on top of those posts for the purpose of improving your skills when firing your BB guns.  Make sure that you don’t aim your weapons at any other person and when you are firing, you must be wearing safety glasses.  Pump up your air guns, as this should be have loads of fun for all of us and at minimal cost.  Once you have mastered your BB guns for target shooting, I can teach you how to use them for pest control, varmint hunting and general plinking of a downrange target, such as tin cans or some fruit.

For anyone who has not watched the movie, ‘A Christmas Story’, you may not realize that BB and pellet guns if not used properly will cause injuries and they can even kill.   Youngster Ralphie Parker dreamed of owning a Red Ryder BB gun but he was told, “You’ll shoot your eye out, you’ll shoot your eye out!”, because his parents thought that this was too dangerous for a child to handle and when he finally does receive the gun, he promptly shoots himself in the eye, exactly as his mother predicted.

196 words written for The Sunday Photo Fiction contest August 27, 2017 published by Sunday Fiction.

12 thoughts on “Target Practice

  1. Never seen the movie but plenty of us had BB Guns back in the day. We may have been stupid enough to have given ourselves a few bruises but no eyes were lost. You’d have to look down the barrel to shoot yourself in the eye.

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