We crossed into Montana and it looked just like it does in Forensic Files. We stopped in a town called Kalispell.
We visited Northwest Shooter where a very personable chap named Nick, took us through the safety points and familiarisation with
the TAURUS 1911 .45 ACP PISTOL (IN BLUE STEEL) and a 9mm Beretta.
Being from Australia where they have insanely restrictive / punitive laws
against owning any sort of firearm. Dad and I have barely touched a long
rifle let alone a pistol. Nick took us down to the range. The 1911 despite making an, at first, unsettling BLATT BLATT, sits nicely in the hand and could be re aimed in about 1 1/2 seconds. After 100 rounds both of us were comfortable and confident.
We surprised ourselves by being able to stay mostly on 9s and x's - albeit at 6 yards. We really took to Nick, very professional presentation and clear instructions. All round, a likeable and engaging bloke.
What a great day !!