Sunday, September 30, 2007

Day at the Range

While sitting around at the breakfast table this morning, the topic of firearms came up and Oldest Grandson mentioned that he wanted to go shooting. Well... What's a Papa JR to do but head out to the range.

I had not told my grandson that I had purchased this new rifle. I was waiting for him to show an interest in going back out to the range before I did, so it was a nice surprise for him.

The little Marlin 15YN fit him perfectly, and he had a good time shooting it. Most of his shooting was standing at 5 yards, then from sand bags at 25. He also put a few rounds through the Ruger Mark 1. I also brought the AR, just to show him how it operated. He had mentioned in the past that he wanted to see me shoot it, so I brought it along. After I shot it a couple of times, he decided that he wanted a turn. His first shot was standing with one round in the magazine. I helped support the weight of the barrel, and he pulled it in tight against his shoulder. After his first shot, there was a smile as big as Texas on his face. A bit latter he wanted another go at it, this time on the sand bags.

Lining up for His Fifth Shot


I took this picture between his fourth and fifth shot. Note the finger control.

Nice Job


Another good thing about taking the grandson to the range, he is one heck of a brass scrounger.

6 comments:

Gary said...

Fantastic. I love to see articles of people bringing their kids & grandkids to the range. You made my weekend.

the pistolero said...

Can you be my grandpa too, JR? :-)

BobG said...

Good to see people schooling the next generation on proper handling and shooting.

JR said...

pistolero - only if you scrounge brass...

JR said...

One of the Sr. managers at work went off on a "Zumbo" type rant a while back. I made double sure he got a copy of that image.

the pistolero said...

only if you scrounge brass...
Well, ever since I took up reloading, I've gotten to be pretty good at it, even if the Kimber 10mm flings brass all over God's creation...