Stylish green skirt, check.
Hitting the target, nine times out of ten, check.
Playing Bond girl for an evening...priceless.
Who says you have to wear jeans to an indoor shooting range? Not me! I was more than happy to don my new Pleated Ponte Skirt when we visited the Phoenix Indoor Range last weekend. It was my first time at a gun range and I was excited and nervous and giddy. I had heart palpitations, but in the best possible way.
It's not every day that one shoots a 9mm handgun, peeps. I honestly never thought I'd enjoy handling a firearm (I'm the girl who gets scared whilst watching CSI) but I surprised myself by loving every minute of our gun slingin' adventure. It was an adrenaline rush like no other!
Scotty and I, along with three other couples, were at the range celebrating our friend Robin's 40th birthday. His wife & my buddy, Patrycia, came up with this super duper idea! I would highly recommend this as a fun birthday activity for men or lady folk. Plus, what's a milestone celebration without a couple of rounds of ammo before dinner?
The friendly peeps at Phoenix were lovely (hi Steve!) and also very patient with our group. Well, mostly me. They gave us a solid safety orientation and let us choose from over 30 different firearms. I picked the small and ladylike 9mm Glock but later on I also tested out the big boy you see in the last few pictures - the Tactical 9mm. That was beyond cool.
My facial expression at the end of this video says it all. Take a gander:
Happy Friday y'all and a happy Family Day long weekend!
I have four days off (four!) and am SO excited to sleep in, take in the Silver Skate Festival at Hawrelak Park, watch some Oscar-nominated short films at the Princess Theatre, and visit the mothership - my local Anthro. Maybe I'll even stop in and say hello to her friends, Zara and H&M.
Let's talk soon, okay? After our shooting escapade we went for dinner at my new favourite resto and I want to tell you all about it. See you in a few days!
That's some good shooting there Dajana!ReplyDelete
I have to say I was pretty impressed with you. The first round was scary, but before anytime you were capping them off like a pro.
And fashionably too i might add :)
Thanks, Ash! I laughed out loud when I read the words, "The first round was scary..." Thank goodness I'm a quick study. Haha!Delete
p.s. I thought your girl Jenn was da bomb diggity! She's a no fear gun slingin' yoga girl. (:
OMG! You totally made me laugh out loud. That's awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks, lady! I'm glad I could make you laugh. I had so much fun putting this post together. (:Delete
Excellent aim sharp shooter!ReplyDelete
Thanks, J! It was heaps of f-u-n!Delete
p.s. Maybe you could take Ignacio there in August. (;
Haha! You such a girly girl that even made video!ReplyDelete
Love the outfit! next time I want to go too. I really like guns but never shoot one, just held one before.
I assume that Scott was Bond himself.
Scott...Ah, excuse me... Bond, James Bond
Hahaha! :p Thanks, Kat!Delete
Scott, err, I mean Bond... James, Bond had a great time, too. He treated me to a shaken, not stirred martini afterwards. (;
We definitely want to go back. And you're coming when we do!
Haha! For sure!ReplyDelete
Nice job! You sure do look fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kristin! The range was so much fun - we're definitely going back sometime.Delete
Love your outfit Dajana!!! That green shade is stunning on you. Gorgeous ;)ReplyDelete
Why, thank you Ms.Amy! (: I'm digging this skirt and the fact it was under $50. Yay!Delete
Oh my goodness, I love how you went to a shooting range looking so gorgeous! I love love your top :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tammy! I realized when I got there that a skirt & lace top were not the usual attire. Ha! (:Delete
Thanks for visiting! I just had a look-see at your blog and love the sweet night you and your colleagues had. Where can I find the recipes for those sweet treats?
oh my goodness you are too cute and stylish! I love that you wore something so feminine to the shooting range!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, lady! I had a hoot n' holler at the indoor gun range. Fun! I don't know if you watch Modern Family but this week's episode featured Claire and Gloria at the shooting range. Love it!Delete