When I was a kid, I loved to play this video game where you could either shoot ducks or play pigeons. The game came with a brightly colored toy light gun that would detect when a bright spot was shown on the television. I was pretty good at the game and thought it would be neat to do it in real life. I found a place that gives shooting instruction to anyone who comes and signed up to learn how to shoot a real rifle. I figured that my skills in the video game would transfer over to the real deal, but I was wrong.
The first time I shot at one of the clay pigeons, my aim was completely off. (more…)