“The recoil bruised my shoulder. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary case of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.”
Lastly, the shooting range mentioned is no friend of ours it seems.
If you are from Ohio you know it gets very cold, bitterly cold, around December of each year and lasts through February and many times into March. That is about a quarter of our year, sometimes more, here in Ohio.
If you spent 25%+ of your life in cold snowy weather with multiple layers on, a logical person would assume you also train and practice with your firearms in said weather.
Yet, all to often here in Ohio we see people hang up their gun belts, rifle slings and shotgun shell holders when it gets cold and they gather dust until warm weather comes back around.
Don’t be one of these people.
Get out and train in the environment that you are might have to defend yourself in one day.
Cold weather does funny things to the human body.
Heavy coats and extra layers make drawing from concealment a chore.
Don’t fail to plan.
Train and practice in the conditions you are likely to face when you have to defend your life or the life of your loved ones.