Sounds like you had a good time, Thunk.Thunktank wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 12:14 amDo enjoy!durangopipe wrote: ↑Thu May 21, 2020 10:13 pmOur range has been open for a while now.
I will be shooting clay targets with my buds tomorrow morning.
I haven’t taken a shotgun out of my safe or seen a clay target in 6 months.
I will suck.
But I sure will have fun.
(Went to my favorite gun shop to buy some clays and some more 20ga. shells this afternoon. They were out. There was a “socially distanced” line a mile long waiting to get into Walmart. I drove home. Fortunately, I still have a few cases of clays and some shells, but I’m going to have to get the dust cover off of my loader this weekend!)
Son2 finished his online Hunters Safety classes today.
We went to the high desert in the foothills area this past weekend to do a bit of off road, plinking and scouting for quail. We saw several breeding pairs of Gambles quail, but didn’t see any chicks, though they may have been under cover as the ravens were out in force too.
Anyway, Son1 did his first drive up and down a steep hill in 4low to get to a good spot on BLM land to shoot our rimfires. We also cleaned up after the last guy who must have been shooting a Tarus Judge as there were fresh 45 and 410 shot shells left behind. Why can’t people pick up after themselves before we lose more privileges?
I plan to introduce Son2 to the sporting clays range soon too. He has not fired a shotgun yet. Son1 prefers shotgunning over the rifle. My preference is the rifle and Son2 just likes to shoot any gun I hand him.
I have no idea what the lines might be to get into the ammunition shops. I’m so sick of the panic buying and it almost seems like any excuse to panic buy is a good one these days. Yet somehow, those same characters like to say we’re (we as in not them) the ones panicking over Covid 19.
Few things better than hanging out with your boys just doing “stuff.”
My boy is 43 now, but he still wants to go to the range every time he visits.
My granddaughters’ interest in shooting seems to come and go. I chalk it up to them being city kids.
Hopefully, they’ll get into it again one day. But they both have done a fair amount of shooting in the past (.22 and shotguns) and know how to handle long guns and gun safety.