...did get to spend yesterday at the range with family members, and it was Big Fun. Ran newbies through a lot of guns, and it's always great to see people's faces light up when they realize how much fun shooting is.
I also rediscovered and "old friend," my Henry Golden Boy .22 that I haven't shot in ages. I hauled it out for the newbies to shoot; then I remembered how much I liked shooting it. The Golden Boy is just a wonderful little gun. Given my performance with the rifle at the Rocky Mountain Regional Raid, I should clearly be shooting the Golden Boy a lot more! I guess it all comes down to the fact that .22s, especially .22 rifles, are great things to shoot...heck, everybody should own a few! Get a Golden Boy, get a 10/22 and you will be the HERO of every kid in the neighborhood! Unless you live outside the United Sates in some place like Australia, California, New York or New Jersey, where you will be considered something only slightly less reprehensible than a serial killer.