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.

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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.

Mutation — Cause or Effect?

Friend Weer’d Beard has a great series going where he examines and demolishes the “Images of the Antis” (hint, that would make a great  category and easier to find all those excellent posts). Today’s image titled “Mutation” got me thinking and with a few quick searches, I came up with my own response regarding “needs”

Definitely a ‘chicken or the egg’ issue but given that the police have deployed serious firepower (aren’t those weapons only designed to KILL?) to the streets of our cities, given those same cops have too often been guilty of violating our rights; shouldn’t We, the People, be at least equally armed as they are?

 

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Law enforcement in Tampa during the 2012 RNC.

 

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Law enforcement officers, including a sniper perched atop an armored vehicle, watch as demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.

White Christmas

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas; we at Bunker BS certainly did.

We had days filled with family, extended family and friends.

And to top it all off, it snowed on Christmas Day.

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I’ll be back but right now I’m going to start looking to spend some of the gift cards I received.

Received one from my daughter, her finance and daughter that said “Poppy, we love you so much. Please buy some ammunition to protect us on Doomsday”.

I think I’ll do just that :)

Situational Awareness – Suburbia

I “occasionally” (as in about 50% now that the kids are gone) take the dogs out for their needs.

We have two dogs in the house — Baxter (AKA Sir Squirrels-bane)  is She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every Morning’s  (SWLMMHCEM) Miniature Schnauzer and Kid Rock (AKA Chief Underfoot Rock Butt), son Z’s Shih-Tzu.

Kid Rock is a very laid back sort but Baxter is a little “energetic” about keeping his yard clear of competing critters.

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(Click to enlarge all pictures– sorry main camera is out for repairs)

Unfortunately for him….the squirrels have air superiority in a fashion.

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In this older neighborhood, the tree branches have formed a Squirrel Superhighway.

I often enjoy (but don’t tell SWLMMHCEM) the times I’m outside with the dogs. I look around, I listen to the bird calls and there are plenty. I hear the “thwack” of the aluminum bats from Little League and T-Ball practice at the park a block away. It’s is amazing how much clearer those sounds have been lately; the intervening houses have been torn down as part of flood control.

I hear the sounds of Mr. Don’s attic fan; thing needs a dose of WD-40 to stop the squeaking.

Situational Awareness, contrary to the claims of the antis, isn’t just about threats; it is about enjoying the sights and sounds of daily life.

Yesterday as I left the driveway, I noticed a young raptor enjoying the fruits of a successful hunt in the yard next door.

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Had I not been scanning for problems, looking for children who might dart out; I might have missed it completely.

The more I become aware of my environment, the more amazed I am at my environment.

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This is NOT where I am today

Still recovering/fighting off a sinus infection – joy #1

Company rolled out a new ERP system today – joy#2

 

Not sure what joy #3 will be but they always seem to come in groups of 3.

Might not be able to post or respond to comments much today.

In the meantime, I’ll just think back to the scene below even though I can’t be anywhere near it today. (as with all pictures, click to enlarge)

 

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Where’s Bob S.?

Not in Kansas any more Toto.

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More later

Want to take a Tour part 2

Last April, I posted a series of pictures showing some of the range facilities.

Since then we’ve been a little busy, just doing a little work around the place.

We tore down the old 50 yard range

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And build a new one —

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keep reading below the fold if you want to see what it looks like.

 

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