Smart Kid


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ColinthePilot
July 23, 2008, 09:09 PM
So I just moved to Little Rock, AR, and found the Gander Mountain. I have never been close enough to one to go and look around, and I was impressed. The wall of long guns was great, the handgun cases were not as impressive, but still fun to look through, and the rest of the store would've taken me all day.
But the most impressive thing I saw all day in there was a child who knew more about muzzle discipline than his father.
I had noticed this family browsing aimlessly through the gun section, and noticed that they all had an English accent. Immediately, the regular stereotype of European anti came to mind, and was confirmed when the wife mentioned "This is an interesting place to see once." At one point, father and son go over to the section of the wall where the small rimfires were and dad proceeds to pick up a rifle and level it right down the racks straight at me while he's trying to figure out how the bolt works. Before I could say a word or even move out of his line of fire, the son, maybe 11 or 12 years old, firmly grabbed the barrel and pointed it toward the wall, away from me or anyone else. The kid had an accent just like his folks, so I'm guessing he has little to no gun experience, he just possesses a level of common sense that most anti's don't.

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Thernlund
July 23, 2008, 09:14 PM
Ahhhh... common sense. Intellect requiring no prior education. I miss that.


-T.

Rokyudai
July 23, 2008, 10:08 PM
Not to derail...Colin, thought you were in San Antonio? Am I confusing you with someone?

Mot45acp
July 24, 2008, 02:25 AM
Dont worry....They will rid him of common sense soon enough,

Cave Dweller
July 24, 2008, 02:33 AM
Ahhhh... common sense. Intellect requiring no prior education. I miss that.



Can I keep this Thernlund? Please?

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Sapanther
July 24, 2008, 06:05 AM
"The Wall" is neat, but speaking as an amputee, could they have put it a little closer to the front of the store? It is one killer freaking walk to get that far back. :)

If you want a real treat though, go across the freeway to Fort Thompson. Good size place and more focused on guns than Gander. Whatever ya do, don't go to Don's Weaponry or whatever its called. It's supposed to be an institution here in central Arkansas, but that just means its been there too long. The neighborhood has gone to crud and the folks that work there aren't the nicest either.

1911Tuner
July 24, 2008, 06:53 AM
I've seen a large number of youngsters who are more gun-savvy than adults.

My ex-wife's two boys...men now...were two of only a few people that I trusted behind me with a loaded gun before they even entered puberty.

Member KM Keller has a son...probably about 10 years old now...and I dare anyone here to cross in front of the muzzle of a gun he's handling. He won't say a word. He simply watches you and adjusts the gun to accommodate any movement toward it. The boy is almost uncanny in his situational awareness and muzzle discipline.

So impressed was I, that a while back...during their last visit...I presented him with my own version of the Eddie Eagle Award in the form of a replica 1851 Navy .44 Cap'n'Ball revolver. When I handed it to him, he immediately executed a quarter-turn away from me...pointed it at the floor...and started searching for a way to clear it. Remarkable kid.

Thernlund
July 24, 2008, 01:06 PM
Can I keep this Thernlund? Please?

Absolutely. Attribution required, of course. ;) :D


-T.

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