Hey all! Well if any of you remember my last post regarding shooting pistols, it was a negative experience for me.....Well today was a completely different story! I was out with the same friend actually. He just put a new scope on his Ruger 10/22 rifle and was wanting to sight it in. Well he was out shooting before I left the house and I asked what he had brought with him. He happened to have his Ruger 22/45 mkII .22 lr with him. I said I would be there shortly with a box of ammo. lol. So, I grabbed my ear plugs (learned that lesson the last time out) a box of ammo (actually ended up coming back for another box as well) and off I went. At first I must admit that I was pretty uncomfortable with the pistol. Since it is a .22 the recoil is almost none, so that was relatively easy to get used to but for some unexplainable reason I was just not in my comfort zone. It's difficult to explain, like I was going to accidentally hurt myself or my friend.....I suppose I am just weird like that. Anyway, I spent the entire day asking beginner questions. How to hold a pistol? Do you tighten your wrist in anticipation of recoil? And of course how to properly operate the pistol you are shooting. (safety, magazine release, bolt hold open, ect...) And I shot and shot some more.....I ended up running through about 700 rounds today! By the end of the day I was having more fun than a kid in a toy factory. My confidence was up regarding proper handeling and safety of the pistol. The recoil was a non-issue. (not much to speak of anyway) And I think I found a new love. HA! I must admit that I am a terrible shot though... We are planning on going out shooting again tomorrow....I feel like I am ready to give that 9mm another try!