Great Range Day/Weekend
This is a discussion on Great Range Day/Weekend within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I posted this over on the ruger forums last night and thought I would share it here as well...
Well, just about every day at ...
June 10th, 2013 11:58 AM
Great Range Day/Weekend
I posted this over on the ruger forums last night and thought I would share it here as well...
Well, just about every day at the range is a good one ;) but the last couple were darn good. Both girls added two more calibers to their necklaces, Serena came home with another 5-10lbs of brass and we all sent a heck of a lot of lead downrage.
A few quips heard today...
"We can't leave yet, I still have ammo." - Me
"Of course I am not done, my mags still have rounds in them." -Serena(9)
"That. Was. Awwwwwsoooome! Can I shoot it again?" - Serena(9)
"My target squirrel has a big hole in it, what should I shoot at now?" -Miya (7)
"Honey, shut up and fire will ya?" -Guy at the end of the range to his wife.
"What other sport will make a grown man giggle the same as a 9yr old girl" - Me (to the guy next to us who just did a rapid fire burst into a steel target and turned and giggled with joy)
Rick (SIL and girls uncle) brought some goodies with him for the girls to fire. We broke out his S&W AR-15 with a .22 conversion kit. We tried 3 different types of ammo and it seemd to have ejector issues.
After a few rounds of 22, we decided to drop .223 in and see how the girls did. They both liked it. Another caliber for their necklace.
Of course Serena got some quality time with my 10/22.
I even caught one coming out of the receiver ;)
Then Rick broke out his .22LR pistol so we could let the girls try it out. To my surprise they were a bit scared of it at first.
But, about 250rds later (thats a lot of mags), they setteled in and really really enjoyed themselves.
This was the last break in round for Rick's Rem 700 .308. Time for target ammo now ;)
Then it was time to let some 9mm loose. Rick broke out his S&W M&P9 and let the girls have a go. Miya (7) was not so nervous as I would have expected. She settled in with it right away. Serena (9) was a bit more apprehensive.
Of course, she flinched.
And this shot was the source of the quote..."That. Was. Awwwwwsoooome! Can I shoot it again?" Yet another caliber for her necklace ;)
So, end of day....3hrs of range time Saturday and another 6hrs today. Life is good.
My ammo can is now quite a bit lighter. Its missing at least 800rds of .22LR, 250 .17hmr, 50 9mm and Rick is lighter on .308 and .223.
Damn it was a killer weekend. Going back to work tomorrow is gonna suck.
June 10th, 2013 11:58 AM
June 10th, 2013 12:11 PM
It's always a great trip when you take the young ones with you. I did the same with my 11 year old and wife this weekend. My wife likes her G17 so much that I can't tell who gets more giddy. By the way, I tip my hat to you for passing the shooting experience on to the next generation. Well done sir, well done.
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June 10th, 2013 02:13 PM
I'm glad to see that all of you had a great time.
June 10th, 2013 02:56 PM
How come it's so easy for kids to clearly enjoy an introduction to the Shooting Sports while, at the same time, it's so hard for leftist anti-gunners to even imagine it being anything but criminally evil to... LET the kids enjoy it? You tell those gals that I have competed against some of the most skilled NCAA Smallbore shooters in the world & the girls regularly went home with the "tallest trophy".
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those that describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
June 10th, 2013 03:17 PM
June 10th, 2013 03:18 PM
If no one else is going to ask....where are the girls safety glasses? Not good!!!
June 10th, 2013 03:22 PM
Looks like a great day. It's nice to see kids being brought up not fearing the shooting sports, or carrying. Nice to see them raised to respect all of it as part of our heritage as citizens ... as well as just a wonderful "group" thing to do.
* You know you're gonna have to start getting comfortable with the likelihood you'll soon be outshot on the range, right? Pucker up, Spanky. Be planning which of your firearms you'll need to offer up as the prize. And it'll probably be one of the sweetest days.
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the number of victims?
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June 10th, 2013 04:01 PM
I know. I know. I have one pair for them. I have to get another.
They do wear them off and on and were trading them back and forth. And yea, I need to make them do so always. I wear glasses, so does Rick. And we just simply forget to push it as ours are always on our faces and out of our minds.
June 10th, 2013 04:19 PM
I already have. And it will be my 1963 Browning .22LR. It was the gun I first shot and it was the gun the granddaughters first shot. Someone is going to get it. I am pretty sure I know who it will be.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
I have 50+ year old eyes. She has 9yr old eyes and a desire to improve. I am on the way down, she is on the way up. Logic dictates those paths will cross. They did for me and my dad. And its at those crossing paths when I brought the Browning home for good. So, I am completely ok with her outshooting me one day Its coming soon I think. And it will be a proud moment for me as it was for my dad. One can never be ashamed of kids superseding their adults. It means you did your job well. Be proud of it!
June 10th, 2013 04:22 PM
Wolf, looks like an awesome day! Congrats!
June 10th, 2013 07:08 PM
Sounds like a great day at the range. It's good to see families enjoying the sport.
June 10th, 2013 08:18 PM
That looks like a great time! Your girls must not have heard Joe Biden say how difficult AR 15s are to shoot.
June 11th, 2013 12:47 PM
I pray to God they don't ever listen to anything Joe Biden says. About anything.
Originally Posted by novaX522
June 11th, 2013 01:17 PM
Some of those action shots are amazing!! Glad to hear the kids had a great day at the range! My wife had the same reaction when she first shot her AR-15 at the range.
"Guns like that shouldnt be allowed in the public!"
"Oh my god that was fun!!!"
"When can i get mine?!?"
Me "We can get yours if we get his and hers"
Needless to say, next tax return we will be looking for his/hers ARs :)
June 11th, 2013 01:29 PM
Congrats, doesn't get much better than that! Hard to have a bad day at the range, but the great range trips are the best. Love the pictures and the quotes!
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.