20 August 2007

A good time was had by all (click pics for large view)


How was my weekend? Great!

Gun Trash Jr. motored down from the big city and we went to a public range over in West Virginia and expended a lot of ammo.

That particular firearm that AGT Jr. is shooting is NOT a Soviet Tokarev 1940 (which one WV bonehead insisted it was a clone of), but an Egyptian Hakim in 8mm Mauser and patterned after this rifle, the Swedish AG-42. In fact, the Swedes sold the tooling to the Egyptians in order for them to produce the Hakim. A very powerful and accurate semi-auto.

I was especially tickled that the eldest AGT granddaughter came along with her dad and was popping soda cans at 10 yards with the Nagant M1895 pistol. For a 13 year old she's quite a good shooter and really enjoys the sport.

She actually did better with Mrs AGT's Colt Police Positive in 38 Special, but I didn't get a picture of her shooting that venerable old workhorse.

Again, a really nice weekend.

8 comments:

Fish-2 said...

Good. Another generation learning the proper care and feeding of guns. It's been my experience that people afraid of guns were not exposed to them as kids, and still have never fired one. It should be a required course in all high schools if not junior high.

Fish-2 said...

Good. Another generation learning the proper care and feeding of guns. It's been my experience that people afraid of guns were not exposed to them as kids, and still have never fired one. It should be a required course in all high schools if not junior high.

Fish-2 said...

Good. Another generation learning the proper care and feeding of guns. It's been my experience that people afraid of guns were not exposed to them as kids, and still have never fired one. It should be a required course in all high schools if not junior high.

Fish-2 said...

Good. Another generation learning the proper care and feeding of guns. It's been my experience that people afraid of guns were not exposed to them as kids, and still have never fired one. It should be a required course in all high schools if not junior high.

Fish-2 said...

sorry about that. I didn't even know I'd stuttered.

a.g.t. said...

That's alright, Fish, when I first opened the page and saw I had 5 comments I figured it was spam.

But, I do believe you're absolutely correct about the lack of handling firearms early in life leads to a fear of them and next a call to ban them. I'm glad I've passed the firearm DNA onto to my progeny.

Anonymous said...

I took my grown sons and one of their freinds shooting at the range.
The friend never was around firearms.When my youngest loaded up and went to fire,the friend ran back almost to where the cars were parked.
Poletax in W.Va.

a.g.t. said...

I believe that's called "gun-shy" :-)

BTW that range we went to is at Beech Fork. Some folks say it's a bit too "loose" over there, but we've never had a problem. 'bout everyone we ever shot with over there was practicing good gun safety. Now I do run into the occasional "expert" over there who's gonna tell me all about the gun I'm shooting. I just nod my head and tell 'em how lucky I was to run into such a knowledgeable person as themselves and shrug it off.