Just hit the Motherlode!

This is a discussion on Just hit the Motherlode! within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Another ho-hum night night turned to gold for me last night. Being off with the kids for spring break this week my son and ...

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Just hit the Motherlode!

  1. #1
    Member Array Harry Callahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Posts
    18

    Just hit the Motherlode!

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Another ho-hum night night turned to gold for me last night. Being off with the kids for spring break this week my son and I went to the range to spray some lead. Afterwards, my buddy asked me if I wanted to come over for a couple of pops, to which I agreed. It was getting late in the night and i was getting ready to leave when I realized I still had my weapons in the trunk of my car. A couple of them were fairly new and I was dying to show them off so I asked my buddy's wife if it was alright to bring them in for show and tell. She is normally on the fence when it comes to guns, neither real anti or pro. I assured her the guns were unloaded and she agreed to let me bring them in. So I brought in my newest additions to the Callahan family a S&W Model 66snubbie, a Browning Hi Power Practical(.40), and a Colt HBAR(.223). I was kind of apprehensive as I didn't know how she would react the the appearance of the Colt. But you could have heard a pin drop when she saw it. My buddy said Wow, is that cool! Slowly a smile creapt on her face as she saw the menagerie of weapons before her. She finally asked when I would take her to the range. She then suggested that maybe we could make it a family affair and bring her kids too. They are 21 and 18. It occurred to me that when people finally get to see what their missing when it come to guns they sell themselves. What a productive night. Seems like I just won 3 or 4 over to our side!
    Do ya feel lucky? Well do ya, PUNK?!

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Senior Member Array '75scout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,170
    Good, we need'em!

  4. #3
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 11,650'
    Posts
    12,382
    Great job, Harry! Work out a "Referral Reward" at your range before you take them in!

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array Ride4TheBrand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Lone Star State
    Posts
    753
    You're right about them selling themselves.
    And, I'm sure you'll drill "the four rules" into their skulls
    before you let 'em fire a single round :)
    "We must remember that one man is much
    the same as another, and that he is best
    who is trained in the severest school."
    ~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

  6. #5
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,482
    This is what I love to hear ... yes sirree.

    Always even better when it is not just one more - but the prospect of a family. Good work Sir
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Away - Health Problems
    Posts
    17,353
    Good job

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array Team American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,826


    Excellent! Good job, Inspector
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

  9. #8
    Lead Moderator
    Array rstickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Laurel, MD
    Posts
    21,768
    Nice job!
    Rick

    EOD - Initial success or total failure

  10. #9
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870
    Very cool.....it's always good to convert "fence sitters" or those hostile about guns.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  11. #10
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coopersville
    Posts
    10,925
    Well done, Harry!
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Diligentia Vis Celeritas"

    "There is very little new, and the forgotten is constantly being rediscovered."
    ~ Tiger McKee

  12. #11
    Distinguished Member Array BCurry1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,314
    Congrats, keep up the good work Harry, if we all could convert a couple of people each month, think how strong we could be.
    Curry

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. The ballistic gel test motherlode
    By Laser Sailor in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 13th, 2010, 07:01 PM