Here's how I spent the election night..


November 5, 2008, 12:34 AM
Teaching my 3 year old how to reload...we made some .44 mags for the Ruger Redhawk and the Marlin 1894.

He had a blast and was very proud to be a, "Reloader Man".

Working the Lee handpress

Using a ladder to reach the bench

This is his first loaded round...

Have a good one,


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November 5, 2008, 12:39 AM
Matt, your awesome.

November 5, 2008, 12:42 AM
hah, cute kid, looked like you were having more fun than me watching the news! Like the 2nd pic, he's really putting some muscle into it!

November 5, 2008, 12:56 AM
Outstanding! :)

November 5, 2008, 08:33 AM

November 5, 2008, 08:40 AM
And here I thought my watching several episodes of Dirty Jobs was the best way to spend the evening.

I was certainly mistaken! :D Good pics, looks like good times were had. He certainly appears to be a happy boy.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 5, 2008, 08:49 AM
Awesomely cute kid - this thread does a heart good. I too went and did something else - better than watching the train wreck unfold on tee-vee.

November 5, 2008, 08:58 AM
Good job for getting that nice young man involved in 'rolling his own' ammo. With the way ammo prices have been going lately, reloading is certainly an art/science that SHOULD be learned by all.

I spent election might by cleaning and lubeing everything in "Foggy's Artillery Locker".

November 5, 2008, 09:09 AM
Cool pics. My 4 year old little girl likes to help me reload.

November 5, 2008, 09:10 AM
Good stuff!!

November 5, 2008, 09:56 AM
Now, that is awsome. Great way to spend time with the little man!:)

November 5, 2008, 10:25 AM

November 5, 2008, 10:36 AM
Second pic is a keeper

He's got that "Hulk Smash!" look all over him. . .

November 5, 2008, 10:41 AM
nice bonding time

November 5, 2008, 10:53 AM
They should do a story of you in American Riflemen! This thread makes me happy. :)

November 5, 2008, 11:38 AM
As so often California shows the way forward. The rest need only catch up.

November 5, 2008, 04:29 PM
As so often California shows the way forward. The rest need only catch up.

Your joking, Right?

November 5, 2008, 06:55 PM
Great photos. I love his war face. And keep up the good parenting.

November 5, 2008, 06:58 PM
It always warms my heart to see a youngster that has been exposed to firearms outside of movies and videogames. Well done.

November 5, 2008, 07:21 PM
Awesome job.

But kind of sad that he may not get to enjoy it these upcoming years :(

November 5, 2008, 07:23 PM
Good job, I just watched Rocky 2

November 5, 2008, 07:55 PM
good job dad ur a lucky man

i spent my night loading some .40s&w and some .45 colts

November 5, 2008, 07:59 PM
Good job. I reloaded a few rounds myself. It just made me feel better somehow.

November 5, 2008, 08:08 PM
walk i know

it helps me calm down so i wasnt ready to punch someone when i went to get cigerettes

November 6, 2008, 09:11 AM
One other thing, ECVMatt....

You ARE teaching that young man how to make the raw materials for reloading, right? ? ? :D :evil: :p :D

As in turning that nice freshly loaded ammo into empty brass again :D :p :D

November 7, 2008, 07:39 AM

You ruined my cynism towards humanity. There is hope after all!

Thanks for posting, and good luck with his shooting lessons in the future!

Have a great weekend!

/ Erik

November 7, 2008, 06:43 PM
Super cool!

November 8, 2008, 12:09 AM
He is still not too sure about the noise, so I am going easy on the shooting part of it right now. However he loves to help me clean my rifles and handguns and handled the .22 colibres sp? with no problem.

Thanks for all the nice comments,

Have a good one,


November 8, 2008, 12:18 AM
GOOD for you, and him! i did not spend election night doing this, but i do allow my kids to help me reload ocassioally also. i just make sure they have no contact with anything lead related. i spent election night getting hunting stuff around, and playing with my kids. i didnt know who won until wednesday. and since then, i keep hopeing i will wake up from this terrible nightmare!

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