With less than two weeks to go now before Christmas, I’ve been finishing up my shopping. I hate to race around at the last minute trying to get everything purchased and prepared ahead of time while fighting the crowds so this week I checked off the last few things I needed to buy.
Of all the people on my Christmas list, my husband is one of the hardest people to buy for. We usually buy things (within reason) as we want them so coming up with a list of all the things we want is usually pretty tricky for him to begin with. If I can come up with a gift idea that I know he’d love, I try to save it up for this time of year and surprise him with it. And since he doesn’t usually have a list going, or at least a realistic one (sorry babe, no Porsche Cayman again this year either), if he has a gift to unwrap that’s usually a surprise in itself.
You could say inspiration for this year’s Christmas present started on my birthday. On my 30th birthday in October, my parents traveled to our house so we could enjoy some one-on-one time together. While some might have opted for a fancy meal or a movie, we spent some time on target practice at the local indoor gun range.
Since we don’t always have a babysitter or opportunity to make it to the range, this year I wanted to surprise him with something he could do on our property. Last weekend I made a trip to Academy Sports & Outdoors to look around at all of the gift possibilities. After browsing, I ended up deciding on the Daisy Winchester Air Pistol Model 11. I chose the Winchester Air Pistol because the realistic recoil, large capacity clip, and solid metal composition. Check out my Google+ album for pictures of my shopping trip.
As parents, safety is one of the top concerns we have for our daughters. For now we keep everything locked up and out of reach, but as they get older we want to stress the importance of gun safety with them. Air pistols are not toys and caution should always be exercised when dealing with any sort of gun.
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- Treat every gun as if it is loaded.
- Only load or cock a gun when you are shooting.
- Check your target and beyond your target.
- Anyone shooting or near a shooter should wear shooting glasses.
- Never climb or jump with a gun.
- Avoid ricochet.
- Keep the muzzle clear.
- Guns not in use should always be unloaded.
- Respect other people’s property.
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How about you? Have you finished up your Christmas shopping?
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