I know this topic gets quite emotional quickly, but I’m curious about how much experience my fellow Canadians and others where handguns are restricted actually have in shooting one.
I’ve done so a few times - the Canadian university where I went actually had a semi-secret gun club (as apparently many did/do). And when vacationing in the States, D18 junior wanted to go shooting, so I took him to a couple of gun clubs there. We shot a couple of Glocks, a Magnum 357, and a few others.
I frankly found it tedious and really have no interest in it. But before all you open-carry fans in the US jump all over me, at least I tried it, right?
D18 junior on the other hand had a great time.
a) among those who have no professional reason to use a handgun - you ever shot one? If so, what did you think?
b) among those who have a professional reason to use a handgun - do you do so recreationally as well, or do you just keep up your skills for the job?