I haven’t been shooting in a looooooong time. So when LT Rusty offered to let me tag along with him and his father in law, I leapt at the chance.* Off to the high desert to kill cardboard and various rocks and shrubs. For a guy who hasn’t shot off anything but his mouth in a long time, I was very please with my pistol performance. My rifle work was pretty unsteady. Still, it wasn’t really the point. The idea was to go and have a good time. And we did. Thanks to LT Rusty and his FiL for not only letting me shoot two different AR15 rifles, an AR in .22, a Berretta 92, a Glock in .45 and a S&W Model 59, but for letting me do it with their ammo, and not even expecting me to help clean guns afterwards!
LT Rusty sets up a target. No, he’s NOT the target.
The FiL shows us that real men shoot .44 magnums.
LT Rusty unloading the single action Ruger .44
A custom built AR on a Winchester receiver and an S&W AR action .22LR
XBrad really IS in this pic. Click to embiggen, and you should be able to spot me.
XBrad is the blue dot, next to the cardboard target. LT Rusty and FiL were kind enough to wait until I got back to start shooting.
Using FiL’s AR to pop some holes in the 250m cardboard target. After 20 years of not shooting, AND having nothing for breakfast but a pot of coffee and a half a pack of Camels, getting a steady sight picture was harder than I had expected.
*Only later did it occur to me that being unarmed in the middle of the desert with two guys I barely know, loaded down with guns could end badly…