Published on 04-01-2014 07:04 AM
By John Pirro and Keila Torres Ocasio
BRIDGEPORT -- Darrell Smith wrapped both hands around the Colt's grip and aimed at Zombie Roxie.
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
In rapid succession, his right trigger finger sent five bullets into what would be Roxie's neck and chest -- if the drawing of a short-haired zombie reaching out with both hands were real.
The adrenaline pulsing through Smith's body is what motivated the Norwalk man to drive over from his hometown recently to spend a few hours target shooting at the 10-lane Bridgeport Shooting Range on Stratford Avenue.
"It's like a religion for us," said Smith, 27. "It's a stress reliever."
It's also a sport with more participants than the population of Australia. In 2011, target shooters spent more money doing on their hobby than all 32 teams in the National Football League took in.