So you were able to discern one end of the spear from the other. Good.
You are doubtless eager to put your new weapon to the test─which is well, for I too have a test in mind, or rather...a trial.
In order to develop an affinity with your weapon and learn to gauge such things as distance, you are to go forth and pit yourself against the creatures that roam just outside the city.
The squirrels, ladybugs, and funguars should provide you with a suitable challenge.
Put down, let us say, three of each, and then report back to me.