Learning Gun Safety and Target Accuracy with an Air Rifle

My husband is a hunter and enjoys trap shooting as well. He has always tried to get me interested in sport shooting, but his rifles and shotguns were just too big and heavy for me to handle. When he brought home a Gamo Silent Cat air rifle, I had no more excuses not to at least try shooting at some targets in our backyard.

Living in the country has some benefits and being able to set up some fun targets to shoot at on our own property was one of them. My husband lined up eight aluminum cans and then taught me how to properly handle the air rifle and load it. I admit to being a bit scared of pulling the trigger initially, but the smooth and very quiet operation of the rifle made my first few shots a breeze.

This was far beyond any BB type gun I had ever seen before and even my husband was impressed with the scope on the gun. Continue reading →