...am still brutally pounded with work...how on earth did his happen? Last week we were doing the ultra high-speed photography and the trick video stuff for Gun Stories Season 2 out at GUNSITE. My good friend Gary Paul Johnson took pity on me and came out with his AA-12 full auto 12 gauge, a 20-round drum, a Kel-Tec KSG bullpup and a LOT of shotgun shells, which we proceeded to run through like there was no tomorrow. I read on he Internet recently that the shottie no longer was "necessary" since he invention of the AR-15. Yeah, whatever...
We got some Phantom footage of me and the AA-12, which we'll get up on DRTV ASAP. We also got some freakin' amazing footage with the Browning 1919... You guys are gonna be so blown away!
I'm thinking we need to film some long range cowboy rifle stuff, which involves me rounding up a long range cowboy rifle. SG Producer John Carter has already gone for a 45/70 High Wall repro from Cimmarron; Marshal Halloway went all traditional with a 32-inch Sharps 45/70. I'm thinking this High Wall 45/70 from Taylor's, Montana Vintage Arms tang sights, some kinda load worked up with Laser Cast 405-grain bullets...I've got some lying around, I think. Be a fun project to work up...something I've never done before. I have to say I considered a Trapdoor Springfield like this Uberti....I had a cut-down Trapdoor when I was a kid and I put about a bazillion 45/70 405s through it, as many as I could buy with my allowance. Still, the High Wall is just so graceful.
I'll keep you informed!