... blogging to you from The Deplorable Netherworld Region of extreme Northeastern Illinois ...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
New Year Resolution 2016-A0001 is to go to the shooting range at least once a month
My goal for the new year is to go to the shooting range no less than once a month. Yeah, I know that is not often enough to qualify me as a big-time gunslinger, but the hard fact is that I am only a recreational shooter. My skill level is a bit better than what is needed to shoot a concealed-carry qualifying score with any handgun that I carry, but I am certainly not good enough to be taking home any trophies. Will I ever try IDPA? Maybe someday, but I don't have any burning desire to jump in anytime soon; I assuredly don't need any supplemental drama in my life.
For a while during 2015 I went to the range once a week, which turned out to be too often; I suffered from burnout and lost my enthusiasm for shooting. It is best that I set a light shooting schedule for this coming year and pace myself.
I've already purchased enough range time to go once a month during the new year; my 2016 calendar has the morning of the third Tuesday of each month tagged for being at the range. I am all set provided that the Good Lord is willing and the creek doesn't rise. I did not renew my annual membership at the range; I have no need for the club's high-end perks; besides, the $449 membership fee only includes 10-hours of shooting. It is far cheaper for me to buy range time via the punch-cards or simply pay each time that I go. It is a nice range but it would be a stretch to say that it is a bargain.