Friday, June 8, 2012

Firewater Friday - Nothing comes to mind right offhand

As a shooter, I'd like to think that hubby know's exactly what 'offhand' means.   Offhand is a reference to shooting without a rest or support . . . literally shooting off hand.

What it has come to mean in common speech is to do something without previous thought or preparation.

Off Hand
Kind of like, simply picking up a firearm and pulling the trigger . . . at once, without hesitation. Without taking the time to steady the gun . . . kind of in an . . . er . . . off hand sort of way.

There are many shooting positions . . . standing, prone, sitting, etc.

In rifle shooting, offhand means to basically to be shooting in an unsupported position.

In pistol shooting a "classic" off hand stance for pistol target shooting is something like this:

Strong side to the target, not face on, legs apart. 

Dominant hand, holding the pistol, extended fully and straight towards the target.  

Weak hand either in the pocket, small of back, of resting on the weak side hip. 

Head fully turned towards the target for sight acquisition looking down the shoulder.

Now you know.  

And, by the way, I do love his butt!

Lemon Margarita

1 1/2 Oz. Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Oz. Tequila
1 Oz. Triple Sec  
Sea Salt For Rimming Glass

Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a lemon slice.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt the rim.

Put the meyer lemon juice, tequila, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake for 15 seconds.

Put crushed ice in your glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.

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