I like the feeling that I’m not afraid. I like the feeling that I know what I’m doing and why. I like to be in control. My new friend, Makarov, aka PM (Пистолет Макарова) makes this really hard for me.
This kiddo is my companion through my road to gun licence. This semi-automatic gun from the Soviet Union (Constructor: Nikolai Makarov) has a length of 161mm, height of 126mm and thickness of 27mm. It is used by the Estonian Police (though gradually exchanged them for a Walther P99Q) and for the gun licence exam.
Google said that they started to use Makarov in the year of 1951 and Makarov is convenient, because the recoil is not strong. Well, I would not be so sure. I’m here and I keep shooting and shooting and no, I would not say that it is oh so convenient. After the first shot my heart is trying to explode and blood pressure is higher than a jamaican boy. My hand is shaking like I’ve had an electric shock.
My favorite part, until my ears are trying to get used to slamming, this so-called dry training. That means doing everything exactly the same way as usually, but just without the cartridges. This also includes handling a weapon in the right order, rather than just shooting. It is rather difficult to take away the bottom tray with Makarov. It always seems so easy in the movies. It all goes so slightly and fast. But oh no, no, I racked the tray with both hands, and it flashed through my head to use my teeth too…
If I’m starting to feel safe with my friend Makarov, then my next friend will be a Walther. I have also already picked a weapon for myself. Now I’m more motivated to learn. Walther PPS is faithfully waiting for me, I hope.
… …I’ll be practising with this Glock.
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I think I am starting to have this so-called professional cretinism – I see guns everywhere. Expecially when watching movies.
I’ve had a number of conversations, even arguments (although let’s be honest, lately noone tends to argue with me) on whether and why there is any need to hold a gun.
To be quite honest, then of course I do understand, that we would not need guns, if weapons did not exist. And also we would not need a driver’s license, if cars would not exist. And basically, if men did not exist, then you would not need to throw your cell phone against the wall after you break up with them. Not exactly the most astute thoughts, or what? But all of those things do exist (and much more), and the question is, how can you stay happy in the middle of all this?
I’m studying psychology, that I could understand people better. I am learning to drive a car, that even if I am completely anti-car, I could help others in situations where this skill is needed. I know how to behave with a gun, that even if I am a pacifist, I could avoid putting myself or others into a dangeres situation. To think that nothing can happen to me, seems just silly. Or, as my good friend says to me: “Take an umbrella with you, then you will definitely not need it”
More about guns – they are so much louder than I thought.
P.S. The other day I came home from work and found a bullet in my sleeve. Badass?
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How it all began?
Do you remember “The Matrix”? Well, that is how it all started.
My name is Marilyn, I am a professional actor. Some will call me a hippie, some will call me just restless. I love if life offers me new opportunities and challenges. This spring, I participated in a project called “Tee: Rohkem” (Do: More) . So thanks to this project I tried to do something new everyday. And that is how I found my way to the Tondi Lasketiir (Tondi Shooting Range), where I got to shoot a gun first time in my life. Something I have always wanted to try. Yes, and “The Matrix” is also somehow connected to this dream I had.
When I was 14 years old, then one of my favorite expressions was “There is no spoon”. We are all just prisoners of our minds and I belive that almost anything is possible. That is probably one of the reasons, why I have the need to try and feel everything. Why I have the need to live my life to the fullest. Yes, of course, age can calm me down a bit … but then life will throw some weird coincidences on my way and I have to decide if I will run away or jump on board. I jumped on board.
So I have decided, that over the next 6 months I will learn how to shoot properly. Besides hacking and kung-fu, it has been one of my biggest dreams since I was 14 years old (Thanks to the movie “The Matrix” which, by the way, I literally learned by heart)
Next spring I will be waiting for some cool job offers as being a female Chuck Norris in some new movie. In the future you can find me in Tondi Lasketiir (Tondi Shooting Range) where I intend to explore and drill a new art form – the art of shooting.
Would you take the red or the blue pill?
With love, Marilyn
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Tondi Shooting Range is the offical shooting range of Harley Davidson Super Rally 2014.
In cooperation we offer special packages for all the Super Rally 2014 guests.
Aiming mistakes are mostly caused by the shooters wish to hold the gun on target as long and precisely as possible. The longer you point the gun to shoot, the more your hand starts to shake and the gun vibrate. However, you cannot pay attention to this and you have to hold a steady sight. Hand shaking and vibrating will decrease in time and eventually disappear, depending on the intensity of your training.
Looking at the pictures starting from the left:
- ‘Correct aiming’ – gun and rear sight on the same line and front sight in the middle of the back sight, hits in the middle of the target sheet.
- ‘High front sight’ – the rear sight (i.e. the rear aiming device) has been forgotten and the hits go higher.
- ‘The front sight has shifted to the right’ – the front sight has shifted to the right, consequently the hits are also to the right.
- ‘Low front sight’ – the focus is on the rear sight and the front sight is not held on the same line.
- ‘The front sight has shifted to the left’ – a similar mistake to the third point – the inability to hold the front sight in the middle. These kinds of mistakes often start from a wrong gun grip. Either the gun is awry to the right or to the left.
Our seminar room is open again.
The room has gone through a total makeover: the floors are covered with a soft carpet, there are soft chairs, a new heating system, soft lighting and exclusive interior.
The Tondi Shooting Range seminar room is meant for seminars, trainings or meetings, but also different birthday parties or just gatherings.
In addition we offer an exciting program before or after your event involving:
- A shooting event
- Gun introduction
- Gun handling safety course
- General safety course
- Using gas for self-defence training
There are 20+1 places in the room at the moment, but there is the possibility to add places, if needed. There is also the possibility to order catering through us.
Come and plan an interesting seminar in downtown Tallinn.
The program also includes 25 rounds for training and shooting.
The pros of choosing Relvex:
- Trainers are working or worked in the police and in the The Estonian Academy of Security Sciencesteaching.
- We also teach people who are in the service.
- The training weapons and distance are the same as in police prefecture exam – 25m
- The training participants have the possibility to purchase guns and ammunition from us with a discount
Venue: Tondi Shooting Range (Pärnu mnt 142A, Tallinn)