Seriously, it gives me an excuse to spend some summertime at the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club outside of Denver, annoying clay pigeons and feeling positively upscale. I've got a few thousand ultra-lite target loads in the garage, so this is actually a Good Thing. Plus, I love shooting my Winchester X-2 with the Cartman "Respect My Authority!" sticker on the stock...I believe the sticker is good for at least two clays per round.
Since it's an actual match, if I can use my own guns I'll haul out the Cylinder & Slide Shop Ruger New Model Blackhawk .357s, which are rockets. Then I'll wrestle my Navy Arms .357 Model 92 with the sweet action job from Steve's Gunz away from my Sweetie, who claims it's the coolest rifle in the world and must therefore be hers.
Anyhow, you'll get to see me screw up, because we're hopefully going to use it as a test run for a live-to-Internet program on DOWN RANGE...maybe we can link to a Vegas sports betting site, too!
Nice piece from Sandy Froman on the history of gun control:
When it comes to freedom, we cannot afford to forget the lessons of the past. So you and I need to know the history of gun control, because history teaches us there is a terrible price to pay when we lose our right to keep and bear arms.Not to change subjects abruptly, but we've been doing some talking up here about using the phrase "high-tech rifles/firearms" to replace the ubiquitous "black rifle" moniker (or the mouth-overfilling "AR-15 platform rifles" that I'm so fond of using)...I'm thinking that might be a good idea.
(*Decrepit Old Guy)