Air gun shooting in Taipei Zhongzheng Sports Centers provides for an enjoyable indoor activity for those seeking to escape the summer heat, but if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, it’s best to hold out for the real guns
Date: Aug 05, 2015
By: Dana Ter / Staff reporter
The first gun I shot was a .22 long rifle outside a friend’s cabin in Copemish, Michigan. A
beginner’s gun. Terrified by the thought that I was holding in my hand a machine that was designed to kill people, I repeated my friend’s instructions over and over in my head — lean my right shoulder blade into the butt of the rifle, position my left foot in front of my right foot, squint my left eye, focus my right eye on the target, rest my right index finger on the trigger.
Bang! Once the bullet left the barrel, my fear was suddenly replaced by elation. It didn’t matter that I was way off target — I had just shot a rifle.
Ever since that day a few years ago, I’ve been hooked. While I’m far from being a sharp shooter, I’m addicted to the feeling I get when my finger pulls the trigger, unleashing a torpedoing bullet along with a deafening noise that makes my heart skip a beat. [FULL STORY]