Guns…and dogs…and trucks

Sounds like a country song doesn’t it?  You know, we lived in Nashville for 10 years or so and came away from the experience with a real interest in country music.  We like most sorts of music really, but country was only added after being around it for so long.

Anyhow, back to the point – guns.  The other two things came right out of my stream of consciousness.  Sometimes I get going on something and I can only tell I have gone off on a goose chase when I see others’ eyes glaze over.  It’s quite maddening really.  See, there I go again – off on a tangent.  So, guns…Isaac got a .22 rifle from Santa (sounds like a country Santa doesn’t it?)  He had been asking for a pellet gun but Santa figured he would outgrow that pretty quickly.  I know some folks might find it horrifying that Santa brought my son a gun but we are in WV and it is a part of the culture around these parts.  And besides that, I grew up in a similar culture so we’ll absolutely know how to properly use and care for a gun.  Rats, another tangent.

Last weekend we found a break in the weather and headed to the rifle range in Kanawha State Forest.  I had always heard that a person should not shoot there unless they are pretty well drunk, and it’s been a long time since I was there.  We took a chance though and found it in full use and very well managed by the folks who were shooting (i.e. it is not managed by anyone other than whoever happens to be shooting).  Everyone did a great job and we had a great time shooting.

We shot some at a paper target but really enjoyed the spinner target Isaac also got from Santa.  It was a lot of fun…until Isaac shot it right at the pivot point and filled the fulcrum point with lead – heck of a shot really.  Anyhow, Isaac now has his first gun and we had a great time shooting together!

5 thoughts on “Guns…and dogs…and trucks

  1. Warren, where do the trucks and dogs come in?
    Not really horrified about getting Isaac a .22. I got a 16 gauge shotgun for my 10th birthday. We were hunters in my family. Just teach him use and proper respect and he’ll do fine.

  2. Love Isaac’s Pittsburgh apparel!

    I remember being weirded out when I moved to western PA because of the culture of young people learning to hunt at such a young age. (That wasn’t the thing to do where I grew up.) Now that I’ve lived here for almost 20 years, it seems second nature.

  3. Cool! I am a sharp shooter with my BB gun! My dad got me one when I was 10. I loved it! It sure has came in handy a few times. One time in particular was when there was a mousekateer in our old farm house. I got out my old trusty BB gun and shot the critter in the dining room while I was sitting on the couch in the living room. He killed over just like they do in the cartoons too! lol I wanted to have him mounted and hang him over the fireplace! My husband won’t let me have a real gun though. I think he’s afraid that I’ll shoot my eye out or something….

  4. That’s what I was thinking, don’t shoot your eye out. Just because of the line from the movie, nothing against learning how to use a gun.

    I like wild goose chases!

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