by Annette Dashofy
On Monday and Tuesday, Gina and Martha wrote about their experience at the Firearms 101 Workshop we put on. I figured I’d stick with the theme and share the photographic evidence of our trip to the firing range.
But first, a disclaimer. You may already know that my dear Hubby hates when I blog about him. He generally refuses to let me post photos of him. So don’t anyone tell him that he made it onto Working Stiffs.
The day began with Max and Ray (AKA Hubby) of the McDonald Sportsmen’s Association sharing their expertise with us. From the very basics of showing and explaining the difference between pistols and revolvers, rifles and shotgun, to the more advanced discussions of ballistics, they patiently answered our beginners-level questions and let us examine and study a wide variety of their weapons collections. Myths were busted. We even got a history lesson or two.
Here we have Max answering some of Martha’s questions.
But the real fun came after lunch when we headed outdoors to the firing range.
Here’s Nancy Howarth shooting a .22 rifle for the first time. No, it didn’t kick.
And here’s Sherry firing a .22 target piston under the instruction of that guy who shall remain nameless.
Martha looks like an expert with that target pistol.
Not to brag…and there aren’t any photos of me to prove or disprove it…but I impressed the heck out of my hubby with that pistol. Heh.
Then there was the .38 revolver.
Innocent-looking little thing. My favorite part of the day was the look on Martha’s face when she shot it. Appearances are deceiving. This little bugger packs a wallop.
But the real star of the day was Tamara. She covered all the territory, not to mention time periods. It wasn’t part of the plan, but a fellow using the range at the same time we were offered to let Tamara shoot his 50 caliber sniper rifle. And she took him up on it. After all, how many opportunities do Working Stiffs get to do that kind of thing?
The guy’s friend also let her shoot his AR-15.
And just so all the bases were covered, she even tried out the atlatl, a prehistoric spear throwing weapon
And thus concludes our Working Stiffs field trip to the wonderful world of weapons.