Just when you thought it was safe to roam the shooting range... The Knoxville Police Department handed Darin' Erin a gun.
Of course, I had to go through a class to prepare myself and learn some of the things that make shooting safe. I was pretty nervous, but seems Photographer JJ has been out to the shooting range before. This sort of scares me.
After learning gun safety, we went out to the range. There were three guns to shoot: the handgun, the shotgun, and the assault rifle.
I have a huge respect for guns, but I have to admit this was pretty cool. The shotgun cocking is probably one of the noises that would scare me if I heard it as I walked around the corner. I also have to say that assult rifle is pretty easy to shoot if you shoot it one bullet at a time.. once you open that thing up.. well, lets just say there might be a leaf or two missing from the trees behind the range.
Big thanks to the Knoxville Police Department for being patient teachers.