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A Day of Shooting Stuff

Today a bunch of us ventured out to the shooting range here in Daegu.  There is nothing like a good day of just shooting something, even if it’s just a target or clay pigeon.  Four of us from our school headed downtown to meet some of the fine folks from the other branch of our school here in town.  We all split up and ventured off in taxis to the shooting range on the outskirts of town.  We all left at the same time but for some unknown reason our taxi driver decided to take us on a tour of Daegu.  The best part of our whole 45 min taxi ride was we showed him a map with the name and everything on it.  After taking us to two wrong places, two phone calls that got us nowhere, our driver decided to pull out his GPS system and plug it in.  Turns out we were on the wrong side of town.  It was crazy.  We get out to the range and our total is over 23,000 won, the others paid 10,000 to get out there.  He asked us for 20k but we were not paying that.  I still think we paid too much, but we offered 15k and he accepted.

So by the time we get there, the others have already shot at the indoor range.  So the three of us got ready and picked out our guns.  I was happy to see it was a real gun range.  I had thought we were going to shoot air rifles, but these were real weapons.  They had 22s, 357s, and a few 9mms.  We all went with a Beretta 9mm.  I had never shot a 9mm gun so I was looking forward to it.  I strapped on a vest, put on the snazzy yellow earmuffs to muffle the loud noise, and stepped up to the window.   I got 10 shots and was surprised I hit the target 8 times.  Most were low and to the left, but it was a lot of fun.  Granted the target was only 10m away but I am not exactly a marksman.  A pic of my target is below.

What we decided to do next was the best part of the day, clay shooting.  I have never done this before, so I was really looking forward to it.  All the guys decided to do 25 shots, and the ladies 10.    I figured I would need 25 tries to hopefully hit one target.  Right off the bat the bar was set high.  The first one of us out of the shoot was a young lass from the UK, and she proceeded to hit 5 of 10.  I never imagined I would get 5 out of 25, much less 10.  I surprised myself though.  I was feeling good and hit 6 of 25.  I’ll take that for my first time.  It was a lot of fun, and I was just happy to be able to say pull.  It is a great feeling when you get one just right and you see it shatter into pieces.

We will definitely be back, but next time I think we will do more clay shooting than the handguns.  The handguns were fun, but it didn’t compare to shooting the rifle.

‘Till next time,

E

About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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5 Responses to “A Day of Shooting Stuff”

  1. Mark Duckett says:

    Hello, nice entry. I was wondering if you could pass along any information you have on this place. (location, name, etc.) I would definitely like to go check it out. Thanks~

  2. admin says:

    I don’t remember much except it was out of town a bit. Our cab driver got lost and it took us forever. I do have a phone number from the target I brought home. The phone number on it is 053-312-0000.

  3. Mark Duckett says:

    Much appreciated!
    .-= Mark Duckett´s last blog ..New Glass! =-.

  4. andrew says:

    Place name in Korean: Daegu sa-gyuck-jang – 대구 사격장
    If you search that Korean writing on Google Maps it will show you where it is.
    website: http://www.daegushooting.or.kr/main/main.htm

    Our taxi driver also got lost, but if all else fails give them the number listed above and they can give directions to a taxi.
    Here’s how to say it in Korean:
    “대구 사격장 가주세요.”
    Day-gu sa-gyuck-jang ga ju-se-yo.
    which means: Please go to Daegu Shooting Range.

    Well that’s several months after the fact… but I hope it’s useful to others!

  5. admin says:

    Thanks for the info. That will definitely help others in the future.

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