He Can Still Do It

My grandfather used to be in the military, and he would tell me about all of the exciting things he did as a soldier. He told me that he was one of the best shooters in the army and could hit anything. When I told him about the place that offers clay shooting in Bristol, he jumped at the chance to show me just how great he was at shooting. I figured that his shooting skills had diminished since he was older and had been out of practice for so many years, but I was totally wrong.

Once we got to the shooting area, my grandfather started shooting at the clay pigeons as they were thrown and he hit every one. Everyone was looking at him with their jaws dropped. To think, a man at his age could hold the gun and shoot it like it was second nature, and still it every single target. People started taking out their cameras and recording him as he was still shooting at the pigeons. He kept shooting for a full hour without missing, and the only reason he stopped is because he wanted to drink some water. I couldn’t only hit a fraction of the pigeons that my grandfather hit.

I had to learn how my grandfather was able to hit so many pigeons. I thought that I would have to join the military to get to that level of skill, but he told me that anyone could shoot as well as he could, even a civilian without any military training in their background. He said the secret to perfect shooting was keeping your mind clear of all thoughts, controlling your breathing, and to just let go. He made it sound so simple, but there had to be more to it than that.