My husband, Don and his friend, Juan went clay shooting. I wasn’t invited. Don didn’t think I’d be interested. What he doesn’t know is that I recently joined the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club after a friend introduced me to shooting.
I never thought I’d enjoy firing a gun. But I love that feeling you get when you shoot a moving target in the sky. And I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to challenge the misconception that shooting is a man’s game. The number of female shooters is rising.
I’m heading out now to the Club to join my friends for an afternoon of shooting. Afterwards we’ll have tea and cake. This is how I spend my weekends. During the week, I’m an Ad Exec juggling different accounts but on the weekends, I’m the Annie Oakley of clay shooting.
One of these days, I’ll tell Don about the Club. He’ll get a kick out of it. Maybe, we’ll compete against each other. I bet I’d win.
This story was inspired by the BBC report about women who wanted to showcase how social and how much fun shooting is and that it’s not just for men.