My Sweetie and I shot a cowboy match today...man, first time I've shot a match since November! I was sloppy as all get out and managed only 17th out of 55 shooters. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it. My Sweetie was right behind me and won high woman. Makes me want to buckle down and practice. Today I was shooting the Slick McClade/Jason Robinson .357 Blackhawks out of the new (and beautiful) Tombstone leather. It'll take me a few more matches to dial in both the pistols and the leather. Also — and this will crack you up – on the way out of the house at the crack of dawn this morning, I grabbed a couple of boxes of 12 gauge...instead of the wussy-pussy Winchester Feather Lites I usually shoot, I picked up the Heavy Target loads I use for sporting clays. LOL! My Browning was unhappy! The recoil was enough to reset the lightened safety every shot.
We have a 3-Gun match next week, so if the weather holds I'll be working out with the AR and the shotgun. Right now my VersaMax is being overhauled with a 9-round tube, which I need to have in place before the damned Colorado laws go into effect on 1 July. If I don't get the VersaMax back in time, I'll go with the back-up Mossberg 930. The pistol will be the usual Ruger SR9 9mm. As you know I'm committed to a Rock Island 9mm for the regular season, but right now the gun is at Jim Anglin's Sailor's Pistols being overhauled. He built my excellent Para LDA 9mm USPSA Limited/IDPA ESP pistol a few years back.
The weirdest thing happened when my Sweetie and I stopped at the wonderful Oskar Blues microbrewery in Lyons, CO, for dinner before we went home. As we were leaving, someone recognized me and just wanted to shake my hand and thank me for what I've been doing in Colorado...then another person...and another person...I teared up. In the last few days I have received hundreds of communications, mostly emails...all positive...so many I can even begin to answer them. I am honored and humbled. I am only a small part of a much larger fight, a fight every one of us is deeply involved in. If we all stand together, I don;t believe we can be beaten, much less destroyed as a culture. I've said this before...the gun culture is the DNA of America. We carry the dreams of the Founders, and we cannot and will not fail.
Again, my profound and humble thanks.
Stand and fight!