Rose Ayres is scared of firearms, but she lined up on the Columbia County Sheriff's Office firing range Saturday and took aim.
She was one of 17 people participating in the office's Citizens Firearms Class.
"I'm a complete newbie," Ayres said as she held the weapon, dry-firing it several times before adding live ammunition. "I'm terrified, so I'm trying to learn more so I'm not so scared."
The Evans woman said she's not ready to own a handgun, but she and her husband, Eric, are considering purchasing one eventually.