Monday, August 10, 2009


As promised, Big Daddy and Uncle Bill set up a little shooting area down by the garden so I could practice with my 12 Gauge. Waaaay too much fun! lol
The fellas talking it over:

Big Daddy in action:

Yeah, that's right - holding my ears! The noise from a shotgun blast just rattles your body!:

Weapons down please:

Checking the target:

After a few rounds, they had me load 2 shells in and fire - I guess I didn't have it back to the right position when I took that second shot....oh yeah, that left a mark on my arm! LMAO It was really heavy too.
Reach for the sky - you dirty horse thief! lol:

Now let's try the rifle - much easier with a scope. The kick made me take 2 steps backward.:

Anyone can hit a target, but it takes a real pro to hit the post holding the target hehehe! The fellas hit 2 each, closest to the bullseye. I hit the bottom ring and see that white flowery weed. I put the stem through the post as my marker:

I'm pretty sure you could slot gun people into 4 categories. There's Cautious, Comfortable, Cocky, and Crazy.
I'm definitely in the Cautious category....we are very particular to do everything on the checklist. The whole time we are holding a gun, we are thinking, "holy crap I'm holding a gun!" lol The hair on the back of our necks is standing up and we're very aware of the power and danger that's in our hands.
Big Daddy and Uncle Bill are in the Comfortable category....they grew up around guns. They still understand that it's dangerous but they aren't bristled by it.
The Cocky gun owner is the one that doesn't give a crap about what category other gun people are in, while in their presence. They are a little reckless. I've met a few hunters in our area that fit this category. They don't seem to have a healthy fear of what's in their hands.
Then there's Crazy. I can't even imagine the mindset it would take to shoot someone on purpose!!! But that bear that's terrorizing my gas cans better watch his step! lol


  1. Bear? I'm thinking turkey dinner....wonder how close those gobblers are going to come by now????

  2. Well now that is some pretty fancy shootin. Someone had to make the flower holder in the post, I'm sure the boys would'nt think of that.

  3. Hey P! Ohhhhh I think they're pretty safe...did you NOT see how badly I shoot?! lol Little buggers were probably snickering in the bush watching...

  4. Hiya Mark! You almost made me spit coffee thru my nose! LMAO!! That's me...prettying up the countryside - one gun shot at a time! lol
    Thanks for dropping in today!

  5. The noise alone will make the critters drop dead of a heart you won't hae to hit them!

    You can just jump out from behind a bush with a gun and yell "BANG"...that should do it!

    Good pics!

  6. Hey Jim! Geez I wish you'd have told me that sooner...would have saved a lot of money on ammo! hehe
    Thanks for the visit!

  7. Girls with guns......who could ask for more !!!!

    Really's great that you are shooting, it will get so much better with time and practice. You'll be hitting the "Bullseye" in no time. Just remember to breathe and're getting ready to kill something. LMAO !!

  8. Hey Bullseye!! Good to see you my friend!
    Now let me see...probably girls with guns, a pizza and beer! hehe
    And it's really hard to breathe and relax...for goodness sake man, I'm holding a gun!! lol
    Really glad you made your way over tonight.
    Keep in touch.

  9. Get some ear protection!

    The first time my wife shot, she didn't hold tight enough either and ended up with a bruise. That's a lesson learned on the first try!

  10. Hey there Warren! Yup, you're right...ear protection next time...for sure! Hey, still have that bruise...sure was fun though!
    Thanks for dropping by!

  11. You GO GIRL!!! You are too funny! Gosh I miss you! Looks like you are having a blast (a little pun there LOL!).

    Hugs from Cousin Les

  12. Hey Les!! hehe Yeah, I'd miss you too...I'm still not a very good shot! har har
    Hugs back at yah and your little man!