My dog - Elwood - at the gun range.


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targatop
September 4, 2007, 05:55 PM
We took my Golden Retriever, Elwood, out to the range over the weekend. Apparently he was a bit jumpy everytime we'd start shooting. So while I was shooting, my buddy's wife put her ear protection on him. He sat in the back of the truck for the next half hour wearing the things - happy as could be. Just thought I'd share the amusing pics.

http://homepage.mac.com/aklosowski/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2007-09-04%2014.43.42%20-0700/Image-C8065DFE5B2F11DC.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/aklosowski/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2007-09-04%2014.43.42%20-0700/Image-C80685DE5B2F11DC.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/aklosowski/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2007-09-04%2014.43.42%20-0700/Image-C80671CA5B2F11DC.jpg

Now I guess I need to get a starter pistol and get him used to it! :-)

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Autolycus
September 4, 2007, 06:13 PM
Who makes the holstere for that Sig 220?

hit or miss
September 4, 2007, 06:18 PM
Don't forget the eye protection!!! That's a really cool pic.

Scott

Mr White
September 4, 2007, 06:24 PM
That first picture is not "happy as can be" That's "I'm so freakin embarassed that he's taking a picture of me wearing these things!" :)

Its pretty amazing that he'll let them on. I couldn't see either of my dogs letting earmuffs on.

Bruce333
September 4, 2007, 06:31 PM
Since he tolerates human muffs, how about just getting him his own set of muffs?

Mutt Muffs (http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/mumufordo.html)

FieroCDSP
September 4, 2007, 06:37 PM
Is that a Sig? Looks more like an M&P 45 to me. At least from this angle. Nice dog :) It's sometimes amazing what a dog will put up with if it means they're more comfortable.

It's not an M&P, I realize. M&P's don't have the screwed on grip panels. My mistake. Easy to make if you look a the take-down lever and the back of the slide.

SMLE
September 4, 2007, 06:48 PM
It is even more amazing what a dog will put up with to be near their human.

Cacique500
September 4, 2007, 07:17 PM
Great pics!!

James T Thomas
September 4, 2007, 08:29 PM
Elwood shows why the Golden Retriever is a favorite with all.

trickyasafox
September 4, 2007, 08:35 PM
that could be the cutest thing i've seen in a while, and i may steal that pic to be my wallpaper this week.

Juna
September 4, 2007, 08:37 PM
Awesome pictures! Your dog rocks!

S&Wfan
September 4, 2007, 10:18 PM
Great dog!

I'll bet you'd trade that Sig off long before you'd consider giving up that dog!!!

Everyone deserves a really special dog sometime during their life! Mine's name is Ike!

T.

milo z
September 4, 2007, 11:16 PM
Given the sensitivity of a dog's hearing, is gunfire more damaging to them than it is to humans?

AndyC
September 4, 2007, 11:22 PM
Ok, now I know which breed I'm getting when I move out of apartments and into a house at the end of the month. Beautiful dog - great pic :D

Tom Servo
September 5, 2007, 12:27 AM
That first picture is not "happy as can be" That's "I'm so freakin embarassed that he's taking a picture of me wearing these things!"
Yeah, that's definitely the look of complete mortification. I know, because mine give it to me on bath day :)

Adorable dog, and great pictures!

nwilliams
September 5, 2007, 12:34 AM
Cute:)

Glad to see you're looking out for your dog's hearing;)

MarkDido
September 5, 2007, 05:09 AM
Consider yourself lucky!

My wife insists on putting those freaking reindeer antlers on my Lab every Christmas.

He hates it!

U.S.SFC_RET
September 5, 2007, 06:10 AM
That's so cool. My dog can count up to five but anything after that and she gets confused.

mesomorphcujo
September 5, 2007, 06:43 AM
Good Dog.

I'm suprised that so many people shoot around their pets and don't think about their hearing considering they hear so much better than us.

There is a dog at KCR and going by the artillery that they fire there I'm sure that dog can't hear anything but a constant ringing in the ears.

targatop
September 5, 2007, 06:30 PM
The holster is a Desanti I believe, and that is for my Sig 226. Wish is it was at 210! :-)

Nope, wouldn't trade this dog for the world...he's great. Glad you all enjoyed the pics.

Cougfan2
September 5, 2007, 06:44 PM
My wife insists on putting those freaking reindeer antlers on my Lab every Christmas.

Your wife too? It's even worse at Halloween at my house.

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