The photos remind me of the first time I handled a gun. I've been fortunate enough to have been with trainers from federal and local law enforcement and the US Army Sniper training school. One of the side perks of being a documentary journalist. My heart still starts pumping quickly when I think of the FATS training simulation drill and debrief at Quantico.
Yeah. I pointed out to them that their uncle Henry could hit the target they were shooting at from 700 yards away, at a tight group. They were silent, looking at the box and the hill behind us.
Good for you on teaching gun safety, Mike. I grew up rural and that was just part of the program --protect the chickens and pigeons etc. Yes, I shot a few rats, but still, I needed to know what I was doing. If it was dogs hectoring the rabbit hutch, I shot over their heads to scare them away without injury. That takes accuracy, marksma...I mean markspersonship and I see that's your objective here. Good for you!
It was fun with them, to see them progress from timid to the opposite, then back to sensible.
It is good to have the youngsters learn a respect for guns and gun safety. Can you still hit what you're shooting at?
Dunno, Bruce. Got any apples to balance on your head?
I shot a rifle at a target once when I was twelve. Almost broke my shoulder. Never did it again.
A 12 ga. shotgun is not the way to start. I recommend a .22.......
Assuming the pictures are chronological, the sky changes dramatically from clear to hazy. I am hearing reports of fire from Sacramento to Missoula.
Maybe more or less chronological. As I remember, the smoke did move in from the west in the two hours plus we were there.Hope you're well. I'm at the youngest's place, south of seattle 22 miles or so for several days.