EyeWitness News Reports

Date Line Arlington Texas
July 25, 2015

Rumors have been verified as true; your humble scribe actually made it to the range and SHOT firearms

For hours.

 

And then there was a BBQ.

As a result; your humble scribe is toast. Might post pictures when they arrive from our field correspondent
(meaning I was too busy having fun to take them myself).

Hope your day was as good.

Been A Good Couple of Days

On Saturday, the gun club held an event that is sure to become an annual activity — Ladies Day At The Range. It was a great day; a little over cast but that kept down the heat. A little humid but there was a breeze at least. And the turn out was great. By the time we took a break for lunch, we had some folks who had to leave…..but we still had a crowd.

 

Lunch cooked by the gentlemen of the club; ladies were too busy teaching and shooting(click to enlarge all images – opens in new window)

We started the day with 80 ladies signed in for the experience. We offered 45 minute sessions for Introduction to Handguns, .22lr Pistols, Cowboy Action shooting, Air Rifles, .22lr Rifles, Archery and Trap.

I didn’t get any shots of the .22 pistol session but most of the group were hitting 8″ steel plates at 20 yards consistently.

Ladies Day Cowboy Action-1

The Cowboy Action session proved to a big hit with everyone. Some went into it hesitant, unsure they would be able to handle the rifle and pistol (.38 special) and especially the shotgun. This proved to be a non-issue, everyone was able to handle the Joe Biden approved method of home defense.

Ladies Day - Biden Approved

Air Rifles proved to be a draw — but for a different reason; they were much harder to master. The Club sponsors an Air Rifle field match so we set up the targets and it was challenging for the ladies to get hits — on the targets that were 30 meters out !
Ladies Day Air Rifle

Trap was another interesting event; the wind had started picking up by the end of the day for us. Still some of of the folks were managing to go 6 for 15 on the day.

Ladies day Trap

 

— and yes some of the ladies did wear pink out for the day. It really made me laugh to see it but the majority of the ladies weren’t.

Ladies Day - Pink Apparel

 

Sunday my best friend arrived from Tennessee, he’ll be here a while looking for a house and a job. I’m glad he’s moving back to Texas.
Monday I spent some time at the range with my daughter; didn’t get any pictures of that but we spent 2 hours turning money into smoke and noise.

And on Monday I got some good news that I’ll share soon.

 

Hope your days have been as good.

Walter PK380

Anyone have any experience with the Walter PK380?
My brother called last night saying his wife picked one up and wanted to hit the range to practice. It is not a pistol I have any experience with so I was hoping for some feedback on problems, issues, tips and tricks to pass on.

 

Thanks

Karma — Texas Edition

Last year our A/C went out in the middle of the summer. Daughter let us stay over at her place several days while we got the repairs done.
Daughter called today and asked to borrow some fans.

Yep, the A/C in the home they are renting went out this afternoon. Loaned her the fans of course; this type of incident isn’t a “once in a life time event”. I’m going to keep the good karma flowing !

Time is Fleeting….

…and has been spent (and will be spent) on other activities than blogging.

Sorry it’s the holiday season; Saturday night we had a Christmas party, Sunday was potluck at the Church and last night was “Cookies and Cocoa” at Nana’s house — yummy.

Tonight is Club meeting and in December; that means our Annual Christmas party and our Annual elections. Been a little busy so far.

I’ll try to find a few minutes to post about something today — but really want to dig into a couple of current events like the Sydney hostage situation and the massacre in Pakistan. In order to talk about those, it will take a while.

 

In the meantime, enjoy Pentatonix — Mary, Did you know?

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Fake But Accurate

“Hey Bob,this is your wife. Could you take a selfie and text it to me; I am having trouble picking you out of the crowd at the terminal”

Yeah, it’s been like that.

 

Definitely not in Kansas Toto.. ….Kansas was last week Bob! Please try to keep up

 

 

 

Did I mention I have a new job?

Did I mention that out of the 4 weeks I’ve been working for the company that I have traveled 3 of them?

 

Probably did but was likely just talking to myself.

An alternate title to this post was ‘Dude, where is my car?”
Answer — “Depends on what day it is.”

More later

Guns and Kids

Pretty good report on the subject from the local CBS station

 

 

 

 

 

Our gun club also helps out with several area school clubs; I think we are up to 3 – maybe 4 clubs using our fields for practice. So it is good to see a positive report on the subject.

One of the things not mentioned in the report is how much family involvement goes on behind the scenes. Just like band or other school activities, it takes a considerable number of parents to make it work. We see a large number of parents helping out, working with the kids and learning about the sport.

And joining the club   :)