Saturday was Demo Day at Weber's Gun Range in Troy.  That meant everyone got 5 free rounds of ammo to shoot out of the gun of their choice.  The only gun off-limits was a Dirty Harry-style .44 Magnum.  Until I arrived.

It took a good hour of looking up and down the rows of handguns and assault rifles to find the exact weapon I wanted to fire.  Mark Gresham of Smith & Wesson convinced me to try one of the .357 Magnums on hand before he offered to let me use one of the guns labeled as "off-limits".  The gun he leant me out of his personal connection was a Dirty Harry .44 Magnum that's not even produced anymore.

I've never fired anything above a .357, so the .44 was new territory for me.  This is also the first time I've fired a gun with eyes looking at me.  That meant I couldn't say something like I'd normally say while hunting, like, "Awwww, I just missed it.  Did you see that?  Ohhhh, so close".

The first two rounds went into the ground about 10 feet in front of the targets.  I don't know why this happened, other than not being a good shot.  From there, I adjusted and missed wildly to the left.  I don't think the bullets came with 3-feet of their intended target.