Amid (verb, past tense) means you fired a weapon but you got your aim all wrong. It doesn’t matter what the weapon was. It could have been a gun, a bow and arrow, a bazooka, a cruise missile, a pea shooter, a spitball or whatever. The point is that you fired it and your aim was way off.
If you amid a lot, someone will eventually get hurt or, if not hurt, then they’ll die painlessly. When that happens, you’ll probably end up in jail. Thus, it’s always better to have aimed than to have amid.
If you’ve never been able to aim and have only been able to amid then you really aught to reconsider whether you are the right sort of person to be carrying and firing a weapon, particularly a lethal one.