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May 5, 2007, 08:59 PM
So you think you can shoot?
Ha! Top this if you can...;)

Kids continue to have a really fun time learning to shoot.
Learning and applying correct basic fundamentals, starting with a single shot .22 rifle.

"It is the person behind the gun, and not the gun - right? " - Kids
"Yep!" -we adults

Tin cans, spinner targets, paper targets and challenging themselves to improve, means "hunkering down" and shooting a smaller target, or shooting at a further distance.

Seems the kids were in need of some serious shooting to relieve a bit of "school homework-itis".
There is also a new Eating Joint they really want to check out.
Parents are so darn easy ....:p

Seems a jar of opened olives jumped out of the fridge and jumped onto a kitchen counter all by themselves and ..."we are not going to eat them now".
informed the mom.

Kid gets olives out of trash and sticks in another container to hid them from mom back in the fridge...

Said kid and I discuss ...C&C.
Conning and Conniving is so much better than Strategy and Tactics ;)

Once initial C&C is discussed, we share with the rest of the Wild Bunch.
<mischievous grins, hand rubbing, winks, and head nods>

Later down at the range...

If we can shoot a hole clean through an olive , can we all go to that new place to eat?

"Yeah, right! Sure we can..." - replied adults
<Yank! Set that hook!>
Told you this C&C was good didn't I?

I was ushered in as AU ( Adopted Uncle) to assure fair and reporting of targets.

I go out to set up Olives, some wanted the pimento left in , some wanted it removed as concerns of "bullet deflection" might occur.

Kids check ammunition, getting the "bestest one" for the task.
Dust and all off sights...
Special routines , good luck rituals,...

Some want to shoot prone, some from a bench, one kneeling with a sling.
Blade of grass is tossed up...checking the wind...

After all the kids fired their one shot, guns made safe, range clear I walked alone downrange with box of compartments and marked for each kid the olive they had shot.

Everyone had a hole in it :D

"They seem to all be black instead of green" one mom inquired.

Einstein's Theory of Connectivity I replied
Hey, it sounds like something he would come up with.
I mean a bullet hitting something green it going to turn it black...right?

The eating place was enjoyed by all and the Black Lab seemed to enjoy polishing off the rest of the black olives...

:D

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heron
May 5, 2007, 09:15 PM
You had a great day, didn't you?

ken grant
May 5, 2007, 10:05 PM
Reminds me of a time when the Boy Scout Camp was having an open house for the weekend.
A buddy and I was drafted to run the rifle range for them. My buddy took his Win. M52 Target rifle along with us( one that he bought from me several years before). We got there early and set up the line and got the camp rifles ready. Before anyone showed up I wanted to shoot my old rifle that he had.
I got in a good prone and fired a 10 shot group that was one hole in the center of the bullseye.
Then people started showing up and I didn't take my target down. Later that afternoon a guy came up with his wife and two kids. his wife didn't want to shoot and the guy was a know it all and didn't want us to help him or his kids.
They got on line and started shooting with the guy really talking it up about how good he could shoot.
I was talking with his wife while they where doing their thing and talked her into trying it. She could hit the paper most of the time but did not do well.
When we cleared the line so everyone could check their targets, I went down and got the target I had shot and brought it back and gave it to her as her own.
When her husband saw the target he quieted down and never said another word and left the range.

sm
May 5, 2007, 10:53 PM
You had a great day, didn't you?

Yeah, and you know, Sarah Brady never has responded to my inquiry to be sketched for a cartoon in that coloring book of hers to show what kids can do with hands.
Rumor is, she never will. :D

sm
May 5, 2007, 11:02 PM
Ever notice the smallest kid likes the "really big one" when it comes to pointing out a gun, or wanting to shoot it?

Young lady was 3 years old at the time. She was drawn to a Taurus Raging Bull in .454, Model 29 in .44 mag, and the 12 gauge "pretty" O/U

Primer only cases /hulls and with all the safety eyes, ears, mom, myself and another assisting she shot these guns.

She has the "targets" and she hit the center of pattern with her shots, and the "prettiest pattern". ;)

"wait, wait I am supposed to get sights there and not mess up when I breath", MoOOom , you breathed too hard..."
- the 3 year old.

"I never knew my kid could be still that long" - the mom. :D

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