Arming the sobrinos, part VII, X-Mas '06


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El Tejon
October 21, 2006, 11:54 AM
Just picked up my Compact 10/22 for Nephew #1 and my Marlin 915YS for Nephew #2.

The 10/22 has a new trigger, a Simmons Red Dot, sling posts and a cheap Uncle Mike's sling all put in by the gunsmith while I filled out the 4473. Thanks to everyone at the Tippecanoe Sport Shop for their help in ordering the guns for me. http://tippysportshop.com/

Thanks to everyone at THR for their suggestions! Here are some pics of my presents for the boys:

From left to right:

1. Ruger Compact 10/22;
2. Marlin 915YS;
3. Ruger Compact 10/22 and Marlin 915YS with 4,400 rounds of .22lr for the boys;
4. Marlin-armed El Tejon repelling rampaging zombie geese outside Dan Flory's condo.

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Biker
October 21, 2006, 11:56 AM
You're younger than I pictured you, El T. Did you hit anything?

Biker

El Tejon
October 21, 2006, 12:00 PM
Biker, well, I do have a birthday coming up the 29th. What are YOU getting me.:D My pic is on my website. http://www.kirkfreemanlaw.com/

I've never been a man of mystery, no worries about hiding from pumas and bears here. We just shoot them!:D

Even though you can see the CBs in my mouth, I WAS not shooting at geese, I repeat, I was not shooting at geese.:D

Biker
October 21, 2006, 12:06 PM
Good Lord, El T - you're mere larvae! Happy B-Day, mine is the 23rd and my birth certificate was carved on a stone tablet.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to head for the Geritol, Bailey's and Viagra.
Gotta big day planned...

Biker

Soap
October 21, 2006, 12:29 PM
Update: We actually ran out of .22LR ammo (all 4000 rounds) shooting zombie geese, so we had to resort to using a Bagwell bowie, a Fender Stratocaster, and a cricket bat. :evil:

Biker
October 21, 2006, 12:32 PM
What year is the Strat? It's important...

Biker:cool:

Soap
October 21, 2006, 02:12 PM
I'm not sure...it was ocean turquoise and I think someone told me it was made in 1962...regardless it made a sweet goose basher! ;)















*For the non-guitar people out there, if you really did destroy an original '62 Strat, God would send you to hell forever, no questions asked. :cool:

El Tejon
October 22, 2006, 02:16 PM
I'm off to "test fire" the 10/22. Want to ensure that my nephew has a working gun.:scrutiny: :D

Will report back!:cool:

sm
October 22, 2006, 08:41 PM
:D

Uncle Tejon done good!

Hey, are them "official" Coyote Tan Britches you are wearing sir? *grin*

El Tejon
October 23, 2006, 07:38 AM
sm, not exactly, my pants are "flat earth brown"; my socks, otoh, are coyote brown . . . for enhanced tacticality. The Old Navy shirt is to confuse the zombie geese into believing that I am a harmless yuppie.

You can never be too tactical when dealing with zombie geese in Dan's condo association's retention pond.:D

Soap
October 24, 2006, 01:36 PM
You can never be too tactical when dealing with zombie geese in Dan's condo association's retention pond.

Its true, their eyes glow red at night...

Fred Fuller
October 24, 2006, 02:10 PM
Very nice, El T. The training time you spend with them is more valuable than the hardware, give them lots of your time. Passing forward is not only a good thing, it's absolutely necessary. Kudos to you-

lpl/nc

El Tejon
October 24, 2006, 03:59 PM
Lee, thanks. Your words are very true.

The best training comes at mother's knee, then dad, then grandpa, and then and only then is it Uncle Kirk time. Of course Uncle Kirk time will be far more in-depth.

"Noah, grab your range bag, we're off to Gunsite . . . again.":D

daysleeprx
October 24, 2006, 04:34 PM
Love the obligatory "toe in the picture" :D

El Tejon
October 24, 2006, 04:39 PM
Dan, I thought you were going to photoshoppe your sandals out.;)

Soap
October 24, 2006, 08:46 PM
Sorry about the zori shot. :o

El Tejon
October 29, 2006, 02:14 PM
So, today, October 29th, I "test fired" the compact 10/22 (I must maintain high equipment standards for the boys!).:D

What a delightful weapon! However, I'm going to have to do better than that Simmons red dot. It was a sunny day with deep blue skies. The red dot was difficult to see even on "11" when I started shooting quickly and then moving with the weapon.

Hmmmm, problems, problems, problems--isn't it great?:D

MPFreeman
November 23, 2006, 04:52 PM
For the children,

El T has stocked the safe of the nephews quite well. The reaction should be overwhelming. This will be the first scoped firearm for the eldest.

Nephew #2 sleeps with the 'American Rifleman' at night. So his stainless rifle should do well.

This will make firearm #4 and #5 in .22LR for the nephews in the past two years.

The other three children are still too young to recieve the bounty of ElT.

El Tejon
November 24, 2006, 09:24 AM
And receive they shall!:)

timn
November 24, 2006, 10:27 AM
Biker Sez "Good Lord, El T - you're mere larvae! Happy B-Day, mine is the 23rd and my birth certificate was carved on a stone tablet.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to head for the Geritol, Bailey's and Viagra.
Gotta big day planned..."

Biker, maybe you're old enough to remember this..

What used to be wine, women, and song is now
Metracal, same old gal, and sing along with Mitch.

Happy Birthday to both y'all.

El Tejon
December 25, 2006, 07:56 PM
Both rifles were a huge success!

My brother and I shot for about 30 minutes alone (my dad came out to shoot the CZ since his circles of friends have been yapping abou them), we took Noah's CZ Scout and his Compact 10/22. We were joined by the two oldest boys for maybe 10 minutes. Noah's problem is not in shooting but manipulation of the 10/22. Even though we did things dry in the basement, he was new to the gun (but not unsafe). Will take time.

After 10 minutes of shooting with the boys the skies opened and all the water in the Midwest came down on us. We cleared weapons and ran for the house in soggy retreat. Ahhh, yet another Brown and Gray Indiana Christmas.:D

We wiped everything down with Birchwood/Casey "Barricade" wipes, and then Noah received a quick lesson on field stripping his weapon. Now to start planning for his 9th birthday!:)

telomerase
December 25, 2006, 08:20 PM
How are the "iron" (fiber) sights on the CRR?

You can never be too tactical when dealing with zombie geese

We have 35,000 giant zombie geese here in Rochester, I thought we were unique? (Not smart, but unique?)

sm
December 25, 2006, 08:24 PM
El Tejon...

You done GOOD!
Thanks for reporting in and do keep us updated on these fine young men.

Steve

El Tejon
December 26, 2006, 09:28 AM
telo, the iron sights are really cool and great for kids. They are green in the back and red/orange in the front. Same sights were on the Marlin 915 and nephew #2 like them a lot.

Yes, I have heard that rampaging geese were a problem in Minnesota as my cousin complained about said geese when he managed a golf course in Woodbury. No doubt men in sandals in St. Paul keeping hugging the geese.:D

sm, will do. Matt forbids me posting any photos of the boys (sad world we live in) but you should have seen their faces when I walked in with the wrapped gun boxes (I told them it was full of Barbi dolls and pink socks).:D

sm
December 26, 2006, 10:16 AM
(I told them it was full of Barbi dolls and pink socks)

Rednecks, white socks and blue ribbon beer
Tilecrawler Uncle , Barbie doll and pink socks
Uncle T better than fat guy with reindeer
Our Tilecrawler Uncle brings guns and totally rocks!

So...its

Up to the firing line kids of brother
Go get your daddy and his daddy too
Four Rules of Safety shouts the boys mother
Uncle Tejon just a beaming watching targets shot with Twenty-Two's

El Tejon
December 26, 2006, 10:25 AM
I gave Noah an Atticus board (foam board poster made up at Kinko's) so Matt can hang them in his gun room. The Four Rules are also posted on the frig in the kitchen.

The very cool thing is that there was zip, zero, nada resistance from the females of the clan. Not one word of discouragement from any of them. Noah's greatgrandmother (whose eyesight is sadly fading) asked to hold the rifles and my mother said the stainless 915 was "very smart looking."

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