I have seen this going on for quite some time now. We might just start seeing the birth of a grassroots movement of making your own firearms.
All I need now is a good milling machine.
Our local news outlet has yet again mad a new firearm! now we have an AR-15 Shotgun!
You would think that they would get their fact straight before reporting...... wait... ummm......
I was having trouble deciding where to start. After a weekend like none I've had before, where I had the opportunity to do things most people in my position could only dream of. From firing the Barrett .50 cal and the M16 the same weapons use by our brave men and women overseas. To classic open bolts like the Grease gun, shooting preferred gangster gun the Tommy gun, to even taking a Rangemaster Pistol class. These were experiences, that before this weekend, were doomed to only be dreams.
Secondly the people were amazing everyone had a warm smile and a hearty handshake. It was truly good company and coming away many new friends is only secondary to the knowledge that there are many other people that value our freedoms as much as I do.
As I sat at my desk back at work on Tuesday, Fat and happy from a good Memorial day, I pondered what was the best part of the whole experience. There were just too many things battling for this spot in my mind to put my finger directly on one.
Only after the smoke had cleared and the last brass had gone cold did it finally occur to me what was the most memorable experience of the whole thing. Needless to say it came as a bit of a shock to realize that be best experience of the Luckygunner blogger shoot wasn't that of my own.
It had been nagging me non-stop since Sunday, this little voice in the in the background describing every firearm, describing every target in minute detail, speaking about every shooter with crisp detail. The thing is the voice wasn't my own.
Every time I would look at a video of this weekend, view photos or read a blog post about it there was a comforting pressure at my back reminding that there was something more that I was missing that was more important then shooting all the firearms, meeting all the people, or the training I received from RangeMaster.
The most important thing about this weekend was the impression that it left on my son. He had been talking about it non-stop since Sunday, he spoke lovingly about the "cool holster" that was worn by Jennifer and made by Michael. He has been carrying around my copy of Arcturus signed my MJM and pretending he is reading it. He has been wearing the safety glasses that Tam Gave him on Sunday, I even had to take them off of him when he fell asleep in bed on Sunday. He has been begging me to watch the RangeMaster DVD we got after the training.
I truly didn't realize how much fun he had and how much of a truly positive experience this had left on him until Tuesday night when I found these drawings in his notebook. As you can see he has drawn the luckygunner shirts we were wearing, the range, and him shooting the Kel-tec .22.
Above all the magnificent firearms I got to shoot this weekend, it was the humble 10/22 and Olegs Kel-tec PF-9 with the Twisted Industries .22 conversion that made the lasting impressions that will last a lifetime. It's weekends like this that will make him a lifetime firearm enthusiast and shooter. Though him and my wife only showed up because we had checked out of the hotel on Sunday and they were just hanging out till we were ready to leave that little bit of time it all it took to make a truly lasting mark on a young mind.
The people at Luckygunner, Magtech, Sellier & Bellot and Rangemaster, have done in one weekend what I could never do in my back yard. It truly brings a tear to my eye knowing that even though I had the experience of a lifetime my son had a better time then me.
I truly must thank Luckygunner, Magtech, Sellier & Bellot and Rangemaster for helping me as a father show my son the joy of shooting, better than I ever could at home. You have earned the loyalty of my family for helping me be the best father I can, you are the reason my son will be a shooter for life.
Us as responsible gun owners and firearm enthusiasts get blamed for all the gun violence around, I personally think is the unrealistic glorification of gun violence such as this. This is completely deplorable and if the Brady campaign wants to make headway this is what they should be concentration on not us.
Whoa!! This is a scary sight. The shooter apparently mixed pistol powder and rifle powder in a few hand loaded rounds. I'm pretty sure that a few body parts puckered when this blew up. Very lucky shooter.