Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sore Stitchy Fingers

Meet Lucas, my sexy new Brazilian companion. I know...he's short and compact, but very sweet. Lucas is a Taurus .38 special, my anniversary present from Dash. You didn't know I liked guns, did ya? Full of surprises, that's me. I know most of my readers won't be very interested in this post, but I wanted to share anyway.


I had made a passing comment to Dash that I wasn't especially confident in my ability to load and shoot the semi-automatic pistols we own, that I'd feel better with a revolver that was easy to load. He totally surprised me with this gift!

We went shooting early this morning. Bear in mind I haven't shot a pistol in years, although I am familiar with guns, having lived with a Marine for nearly 30 years.


This was my group with the .38. The pistol holds five rounds (or bullets.) Not too bad...I at least put them all into the black. The .38 takes a strong pull to shoot. Easier for me to cock the trigger, then shoot. Overall very easy to load, unload and shoot. Nice!


I also shot the Llama .380. This was my Grandfather's weapon, Dash owns it now. The 380 shoots seven rounds. The .380 has a HARD trigger pull but that is a nice group.


Then, I tried my hand at Dash's Colt .45. Holy cow, I smoked it! The .45 shoots seven rounds as well. You can see my first shot was wide because I was nervous about the recoil, then I was able to relax and center the shots. I like shooting the .45!


A group photo of the pistols so you can see how they compare in size. 

I only shot around fifty rounds and its obvious I need calluses. My index finger and thumb are sore from the grippy areas of the guns! Big thanks to Dash for getting me such a sweet little boyfriend.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

45 comments:

Anne said...

He's a beauty! Bet you didn't know I shot guns too!! My Dad is a hunter and part of the Rod and Gun club, so I was taught to shoot targets at a young age (12 I think). Haven't gone shooting in awhile though either. How lovely of Dash to get you a sweet .38!! Oooh a Colt! My Dad has a colt and I love it :D

Vickie said...

Well, both of you ladies surprised me. I had bad experiences with guns in my childhood. Don't care to have one. I do know about WWII weapons though.

Claudette497 said...

ROTFL - no, I had no idea you liked guns, I think you need to add that to your "about me" section, somewhere around the lavender and bumblebees. I'm glad you enjoyed you anniversary!

Vicki said...

What a great post! I was around rifles (or maybe the correct term is shotguns) on my grandma's farm and learned to shoot them a little, but guns are not my thing. I thoroughly enjoyed your post, though. Your enthusiasm came through loud and clear! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you, there is nothing sexier than a beautiful woman with a handgun. Seriously, Daffy was not intimidated at all, no matter what caliber she shot. I was very impressed. Every woman should have the ability to defend herself. Just watch the news every evening to see what a nasty world we live in.
DASH

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way, love you babe....... Sorry for trolling!

:)

Daffycat said...

I love you too, sweetie!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet gift from Dash! Nice shooting!

Robin in Virginia

rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

PS Happy Anniversay!

Sue said...

Funny how odd things come up on stitchy blogs. I met my husband at our local rifle and pistol club. Used to love shooting but had to give it up when the girls came along. Great aim by the way...xx

Scattered Threads said...

Happy Anniversary:) Nice gifty you got too.
Although you had not shot in years, those are still fairly good shots, especially the last pic.
Breathe in, breathe out, hold and fire. That always seem to work:)

Melanie said...

It's a very nice gift. :)
I don't shoot but my husband does. He used to work as an armored car driver a long time ago and you had to have a carry license for that and he just loved it so he still shoots as a hobby.

MarchAnn said...

Good for you and your not the only one out there that shoots. I have a nice S&W 422 that I like.
We can stitch and we can shoot :-)

Me said...

Nice looking guns. You're a good shot! I wish I could handle the 38's. I've got a couple of 22's that I love dearly. I know they won't protect me, that's what my shotgun is for, but when I go out shooting I love to shoot my 22 rifle and hand gun. I think they're both Ruegers, but I'd have to ask my husband to be sure. They're both quite old as they were my dad's and he's in his 70's now. And, I think your new gun and your shot patterns make a lovely insertion to the stitchy news. There are plenty of us "gun" people out there!

Peggy Lee said...

I would love to shoot guns like these but I am a big sissy when it comes to the noise. I jump when I open one of those Pillsbury roll cans...or when the toaster pops! You think I'm kidding? Sadly, I am not. :o(

And This Little Pig said...

Yes I was like whoa :@ but very pretty, I did laugh, the bigger the gun the better your shooting!

LiBBiE in Oz

Parsley said...

Nice!! What would you carry if you had a carry permit? A 50 cal Desert Eagle? Lol!!

Roberta said...

Thanks for such an interesting post, love reading the blogs, but never have much time to comment, but did enjoy reading something different.

Good shot, girl, and the guns look like they are well taken care of.

nikkin said...

We keep a shotgun up at my cottage for coyotes and such, but I actually have a compound bow, which I prefer over guns. Pretty funny to say the least when I pack one bag full of stitching, and my bow over my other shoulder!
Happy anniversary, awesome post!

/hugs,
Nikki

marly said...

I am pretty good at the target with the auto but uncomfortable in my home. I much prefer a revolver. I had an intruder break in and I was in such a panic that I could not think clearly. My screaming and jumping was enough to send him retreating! I can be prepared all I want, but found out that I don't think clearly in a panic!

Ziggyeor said...

I have a Khar CW9 I was thinking as hubs and I were coming home from running around that I should shoot. I've taken the class for my carry permit but we need to pay to go get it and get my finger prints done.

You shoot very well. It just matters that you get it on the black!

I've been eying a Manga Girl pattern at one of the online stitch shops so I can stitch a hot chick with guns.

Ziggyeor said...

oh forgot to mention for my gun it really bit into my hand so my husband found a grip for it, it was really too small but he heated it up in a pot of water and it was able to cover. It's a little off center but it works and doesn't hurt as much now.

Jozzie said...

Well, you go, girl! Proud of you!

Marsha said...

NICE! I myself own a buck master 22. I love it and I am a mean shot. I out shoot my husband all the time. I love the plinking range. The smaller the target the better I like it.

Happy Anniversary!

mdgtjulie said...

Awesome, Daffy. Heck of an aim you've got there.

ByJuut said...

for me it is so strange to see a gun, in my country guns are not allowed...thank God...

Monique said...

Wow and wow:-). I loved seeing how u were with each gun. We have strict gun laws here so I have never fired a gun before. I have always wanted to try see if I could manage something to keep in the house for protection. Unfortunately hubby is not supportive about things like your husband. He would probably laugh at me if I told him I wanted to try:-). But well done on getting such good shots.

Rosemary said...

You go, girl! Nice post and nothing wrong with having protection and knowing how to use it. Good shooting.

What? You mean you aren't going to mix a couple of them amongst the floss as your blog header? LOL

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nicely done! I've always been fearful of having guns in the home - first for the little one, and now fear the intruder would use it on me! Only shot others guns a few times, and have a fairly good aim, but they DO hurt the hands without continued practice!

Annie said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog.
What a great post!
You have some beautiful stitching on your blog.

Minnie said...

Happy Anniversary! Nice shootin' wouldn't want to mess with you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You are so NOT British LOL.

It's great to have diverse hobbies and interests, especially when you share them with your nearest and dearest.

Julie said...

I feel liked ought to be handing out a first prize rosette, well done.

Lindsay said...

Interesting post

Love to Stitch said...

Outstanding!! I was excited to see your 38 special on the side bar and I was immediately interested in your post. You have a great assortment of weapons and that 38 or your 380 is perfect for your handbag. You never know. Keep practicing-- you can never get enough :)

Darla said...

Two Ruger Vaqueros in .45 cal. Italian replica of the Winchester '73 also in .45 cal. Chinese replica of the '98 pump action shotgun in 12 gauge.

Elisa said...

Hmmmmm....there is a continental divide here....I can't imagine anyone posting about weapons....to me they are a form of destruction and evil...my opinion I know, but in the same week/fortnight to the Denver mass shooting, maybe this post was a little close to the mark! Let's see if this post gets approved for publishing!

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to both you and Dash. *hugz ya both*

Jo said...

Being a Brit, shooting is not a common pastime. But when I was in the States in 2005 I had the opportunity to try shooting, and I really enjoyed it! Can't remember all the details, but I know I liked the revolver, didn't try the shotgun in case I bruised my shoulder 24 hours before the wedding I was attending, and I put my thumb in the wrong place when I tried the semi-automatic. So I have s shooting-related scar on my thumb (which I am ridiculously proud of...).

Enjouying catching up with your stitchy posts. I love the projects you've been finishing. I'm planning a finishing day this week while I'm off work - but have FAR too many projects to finish in a day - but reading your posts has helped inspire me

Michelle said...

Hello Daffycat - although we all share different hobbies and can freely post about them, I felt I had to comment to say I was surprised at your post with the recent sadness to have hit the USA with the Cinema shootings - just a little insensitive I thought. My feelings I know but I had to say it.

geeky Heather said...

Wow, you are a good shot! I haven't shot since Hunter Safety class in high school (yes, I went to high school in the sticks!!) I got all my shots on the target, so I was pretty proud. =) Maybe you should go for the Olympics in Rio??!? =D

capecodgirl565 said...

Love it! I myself shoot a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 caliber. Luckily I have never had to use it in an emergency, but my little friend sleeps right next to me on my nightstand. I believe in being prepared! I told my husband, stitching and guns...doesn't get any better than that, well, add a classic Corvette to the mix and you will cover all my bases!

Catherine said...

I applied for my concealed carry permit last fall and received my first handgun from my husband for my birthday.

Becca said...

This is a quote from Steve Earle "...Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand..." With all of the shootings in the USA within the past two weeks alone, you would think Americans could find another hobby.

Kasey said...

It is so very nice to see I'm not the only one who loves firearms AND does cross-stitching and crafting. Everything looks great!!

Anne R said...

Yes, that was a surprise to see - but I am the proud owner of a Walther PPK who lives with my husbands S&W .357 revolver so I am not surprised.

And I live in Sweden, so even more weird being a nurse and a crafter as well as owning fire arms. BUT - we don't have them to protect ourselves, only to make noise and be at the range. Haven't been in several years though - we moved away from our pistol club and haven't found a new one. :(