The 4 rules of gun safety

*The 1st Law of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!

*The 2nd Law of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!

*The 3rd Law of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!

*The 4th Law of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday at the range.

Nice time with my youngest son at Shooters Express in Belmont NC. today. Range was very crowded and when we were done shooting, there were about 15 people waiting to get onto a lane. My son had a great time shooting the Beretta CX4 carbine. I shot some rounds out of my Glock 19 carry pistol, but the bulk were shot from my M&P9. I've been trying a suggestion given to me by Morgan Allen to use the tip of my finger instead of the pad of my finger between the last joint and tip. Seems to have made my grouping a little tighter and I shot less low and left. Still left a bit and had 3 or 4 rounds that really surprised me when the gun went off.

I had 5 shots outside of the head which is where I was shooting, but still had a much better grouping that I'm used to, so I guess I'll keep trying to shoot with the tip of my finger. Felt like I had less flinch.

And here is a video of my son shooting the CX4.

That's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow vets. We remember that "All gave some, some gave all."

FC3 John McDermott
US Navy 1985-1991
USS Yorktown CG-48

I shot these.

That's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Edited to add a link to a video of a Soviet ship ramming us in the Black Sea.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Plans for shooting this weekend

No match plans this weekend. It's my youngest sons birthday. We're going to take a trip to Shooters Express in Belmont and rent a rifle to shoot. He's only handled airsoft rifles, so this is what he wanted to do. He actually doesn't want to try the full auto guns, so we're going to rent the Beretta CX4 carbine in 9mm. I'll also shoot my M&P and probably put a couple rounds through my Glock.

I just purchased some Hornady TAP ammo in 147grain. I want to see how it cycles through my G19 which is my concealed carry handgun. Ballistics tests on the ammo seem pretty good, and I've heard good reports of it cycling through the G19 just fine, but better to check it out and make sure it works before I need it.

Well, that's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little off topic

My youngest son who turns 14 next Saturday has been volunteering as a Junior Docent at the Charlotte Museum of History for almost two years now. He typically volunteers on re-enactment days. He's usually one of the actors during Revolutionary War/Civil War days at the museum and several more in the area. He's been a drummer boy and the son of the tavern keeper as well as one of the actors who shows children about the games the kids played during those times. He really enjoys it, even if he's one of the only boys in it. A couple of weeks ago, he volunteered at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. He was initially assigned to games again, but asked if he could do something different. He was assigned to work with the blacksmith. He spent all day working with the blacksmith, stoking the fires, adding fuel as needed. Eventually, he was taught how to work the smithy and was able to make a cooking hook.

It's a hook for hanging pots over the fires for cooking. The blacksmith was so impressed with his work ethic and how well he did, that he's been asked to become the apprentice to the blacksmith. Apparently, they've been looking for a couple of years for an apprentice, but no one stood out until my son spent time with him. Looks like he's going to spend one or two weekends a month at the museum helping the blacksmith and learning the craft. Next year, there is a possibility of a field trip to Williamsburg as well to see how they do it up there. I'm very proud of Cuinn. He's been extremely helpful as a  junior docent and he's very much involved in his volunteering. I'm happy that he's found something he really likes to do as well.

Well, that's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!

Thursday, November 3, 2011