10 years ago
Sunday, February 8, 2009
It was Saturday, 7 February 2009 and all the boys looked forward to shooting Grandpa’s guns. We all met at Jason's house at 10 am and you could feel the excitement building. Now Ed was very brave because he brought his 8 year old son Logan. We traveled to Brother Sikes 57 acre ranch where he had Trap Shooting equipment and a target range. You should have seen the boys eyes when I pulled out my guns (One 12 gage pump shotgun, one 12 gage automatic shotgun, one 410/22 over and under, pellet riffle, and one World War II 45 Caliber automatic pistol – Also Jason brought his 22 Cal. Target pistol). I also brought enough ammunition to start a small war.
You should have seen Logan’s eyes when he shot the small 410 shotgun. He was very frightened to shot this gun. I helped him with the first shot and after that he did just fine. Trap shooting was very fun. We had a trap shooting contest and Jordan was 5 for 5 and grandpa was 4 for 5. Everyone did a very good job shooting those Clay Targets.
Then we went to the target range to shot the 22’s and the 45 automatic. We setup targets about 50 feet away. Now Conner got the bright idea to take his T-shirt off and use it as a target. We had so much fun shooting at these targets. The WW II 45 Cal. Automatic had a real big kick and large bang to it. I was very pleased with how well everyone did that afternoon. The boys learned a lot about guns and no one got hurt.
We finished the day off by going out to lunch to the Lazy Donkey for lunch. Conner wore the T-shirt with all the bullet holes in the restaurant which gave everyone a big laugh.
Male bonding is great!
Posted by Jim Mount at 7:57 PM