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Pistol shootin' this morning.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by doubleh, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. doubleh

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    The wife and I along with my daughter, son-in-law, #1 grandson and his wife met at the range early this morning and shot some steel gongs. I didn't count just how many pistols there were between us but it was a bunch, all semi-auto except grandpa's one lonely single action. I only took seven. We enjoyed the morning and the old man can still hang with the younger bunch when it comes to shooting pistols.

    I got to shoot my SIL's new S&W 9mm Ez. He had told me he thought it was actually Ezier than the the 380 version and I now agree and it's a very pleasant shooting 9mm. Nope, I'm not buying one. I have a 1911 9mm that is even more pleasant shooting.
     
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    Good on you! Im jealous!

    How can I live vicariously through you without pics though?:D
     
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    Makes me miss shooting with my dad.
     
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    I was busy shooting and didn't even think about pictures and didn't have anything with me that takes pictures. I still live in the prehistoric age before everyone carried a phone that takes pictures. Old foggies like me are slow to adopt new tech. :)
     
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    The main thing is you and yours had fun! :thumbup:
     
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    Never went shooting with my Dad. He had lost interest in guns, going shooting, and hunting after he returned from WWII. He did shoot Expert when he was in the Army and also had time in with the M1 Carbine and the M3 Submachine Gun. Just didn't care for guns any more.

    Did get him to go to a gun show once and we had a great afternoon just talking about his days in the Army and me explaining to him what many of the various guns were that were on the tables. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think he did too.
     
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    My FIL and I were watching some war documentary on TV about five years ago and he got really quiet and stared at the tv. He muttered something about it being really realistic.

    He then opened up to me that he was a Marine in Vietnam and was wounded after only a few weeks in Country when a 7.62 round went through his helmet and almost killed him. He was evaced and recovered his senses at the Navy hospital on Guam. After a stay there he went Stateside then he was discharged.

    He never had an interest in firearms afterwards nor did he speak about his service before then to me (And not much, since.) Sometimes people see some awful stuff and just decide to bury it.

    Stay safe.
     
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    My Dad belonged to his Armored Division's Association after the war. Every year they would have a reunion in some city across the US and my Dad and Mom would go to many of them as did myself and my siblings when we could make it. It was great seeing Dad talking with all of his buddies who were in the same platoon together, recalling their wartime experiences and getting caught up on current events.

    One thing that many of them attested to was that the series "Band of Brothers" and the movie "Saving Private Ryan" were just a bit too realistic and many of them couldn't keep watching because it brought back such powerful memories of those times spent in combat, especially the sound that the MG42 made due to it's high rate of fire. One of my Dad's closest buddies said that he had to get up and leave the movie theater because the sounds were way too intense for him to stay there.
     
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    When my dad's cousin returned from WWll, he would lay in the road ditch in front of the house and ask his dad shoot into the berm over his back. That is different from the way most of us go shooting with their dad.
    He would also buy dynamite and shoot it off just to feel the concussion.
    He passed about 2005, still carrying some shrapnel from a German artillery shell, and some of the tree he was hunkered under.
     
  10. Riomouse911

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    It sure can be!
    I obviously wasn’t at Normandy, but I sure found myself squirming in my seat looking for cover when the nose of the landing craft dropped :what:.
    My hat is eternally off to those who waded through that curtain of steel and lead to make that invasion a success :thumbup:.
    Stay safe.
     
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    That was the same with my grandfather. Never spoke about the war, even with his kids, until dimensia started to set in.

    When he did share some stories we understood, it was all parachuting into Japanese gunfire and doing "work" at night with piano wire and combat knives.

    Me too. Luckily once this COVID nonsense gets settled I should still have the opportunity (God willing). We certainly have a plan to do some shooting as soon as we are able to.
     
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