Went to the shooting range today. First up was the Glock 17 pistol. I've decided I do not like pistols and they don't like me. I was able to hit the target paper a few times at 25m but nowhere near the middle. Pass.
M-16 with a red dot site was much better. Five shots in the center (one in the very center) and the other five close by from 25m. Not much kick, very easy to shoot.
Next up, pump action single barrel shotgun. 10 for 10 on targets, but it's pretty hard to miss at what I'm guessing is 10 or 15m. Large diameter red circle sight makes it almost trivial to knock them down. Also not as much kick as I expected and very easy to handle.
Topping it off was (of course) the AK-47 with iron sites, this time at 50m. I discovered that I'm precise but not accurate whereas I was less precise but more accurate with the M-16. All my shots with the AK were clustered close together, but about 20cm to the right and up of the center.
Not sure if I have a favorite, I like all of them in different ways. The pistol being the most different in that I like it when it's not in my hands. Also I left my target papers in the car and will never see them again so I have no physical proof of any of this :-)
Ended the session with Ukrainian borscht and German beer. Now relaxing at the hotel until Yulia's parents arrive for the weekend. I anticipate more beer in the next few hours.