First, a little background. Some of you may know that my husband has many years of military experience. Consequently there have been many conversations about weapons. So we decided, a while ago, to go to a range in PA (very nice & safe and only an hour’s drive) to take a handgun safety class. He has a vast knowledge of this but believes that it is always good to keep your knowledge fresh. In the course, you get to try a few different types of .22 caliber pistols. I found that I rather liked the target pistols. So since then, we have gone a couple of times, rented pistols (I stick with the target style) and had some target practice. Now for the part about the rubber bands. A trip to the gun range gets costly, between range time, gun rentals & ammunition. So I thought about how to stay in practice between visits. Toward that end, I got a wooden rubber-band shooting pistol & target. It’s surprisingly helpful in practicing fundamentals such as stance, use of the sight and trigger squeeze. It has the added benefit of looking nothing like a real gun. It’s also fun. The Hubby & I spent much of yesterday afternoon shooting with it. Of course he outshot me, but also helped me with form.