Well, today was certainly interesting. I shot off a lethal weapon.

No, not something like an M-16, but a Pellet Rifle. I’ve never shot off any form of firearm before, but I could probably pass of that I had. An old family friend invited us over to catch up, and to have us try out a new self-made target range. (Which he kept a secret until about midway through the evening.)

Once the targets were set up, and other members of my family took a few shots, I got a turn. First, with a Semi-Automatic BB Pistol. It was fun and all, but once the Pellet Rifle was brought out, my Father (Who was in the Korean Military.) took a couple shots.

Now, this wasn’t just a first for me. It was also a first for our friend. He had just assembled the targets and had recently purchased the pellet rifle. He wasn’t exactly sure of how well the targets would hold up or exactly how powerful the rifle was. After my dad took a couple shots, I was allowed to use the thing.

My first few shots were aimed at plastic bottles, which to no surprise were easily shot clean through.. After that, he decided to up the ante by using cans. (With one of the plastic bottles inside one.) Again, another clean-cut entry and exit hole. We took it even farther by lining up three cans, with one holding a plastic bottle.

It went straight through with no problems at all. Well, save for the pellet going through the target range’s barrier and hitting his fence. Although, it just showed that this thing was far more powerful than he expected.

This may sound cliché, but really anything can be more powerful than you expect. A simple word of encouragement or even a goofy blog like this can do a whole lot more than what you may think. I’ve yet to see where this venture will take me, but I can’t wait to find out.