Alternate Title — Why Bob didn’t post before this.
Been a busy weekend; started off with New Member Orientation for the club. Attendance is down. Well down from the highs of 50 people each class we had at the first of the year; this time we only had 28 new members.
After Orientation, I stopped by the Range Officer shack and talked to friend Gary. Gary is a really, really bad influence. A couple months ago, I shot his Taurus TCP and then later ended up buying one to upgrade my choice of deep concealment carry to a TCP.
Then on Independence Day, he sold a Mosin Nagant M44 to another club member moments before I came by. After a little discussion, I ended up buying it off the other club member at a slight increase. $10 profit for the guy for carrying a rifle for a little bit. My cost was a whooping $70.
Well, Gary was at it again. He’s got a project in mind so he’s thinning out his safe. Unfortunately, it seems he caught up on prices that M44s are going for
Still no worries. I may or may not have agreed to purchase another one from him (if you are from the government and reading this; figure that I didn’t) for $200. It is in GREAT shape and is an unusual item. It is a Hex receiver M44 stamped with 1945 date and also stamped “TRZ”. That indicates it refurbed in Yugoslaiva.
Pictures of what I may or may not be buying to follow….gunnies have a little different lay away.
Me -”I can give you $50 to hold it for me until I can get the rest. :
Gary – “I’ll take the $50 and you can hold it at your house. I know where to find you.”
Then home to finish up the Orientation paperwork. Takes a while but I enjoy the job.
On Sunday, She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every Morning was feeling sick so we didn’t make it to church. Her internship for Pastoral Counseling is really intensive several days out of the week. Thinking about it, I probably haven’t mentioned that — blog post for another day.
Taking advantage of the great weather, I took my daughter and her boyfriend out to the range. He has been seriously thinking of not only purchasing a firearm or two but also getting his Concealed Carry License. Something I strongly encouraged for both. Being smart kids, they both wanted more familiarity with operating firearms safely. Was enjoying the day too much to get pictures. Sorry folks.
We ended the range visit with a couple of runs at the Falling Plate rack. They did fair and enjoyed it. In typical gunnie fashion, two guys shooting there offered to let the kids run magazines through their pistols. Both of them with Red Dot sights; one was a Ruger Mark III I think and the other was a Beretta Neo. If I didn’t have to get back home quickly, we would have stayed much longer.
Had to get home to take the grandkids to the “Trunk or Treat” at the church. Wow, what a huge turnout. The chuch we’ve been attending also has a K-6 school so the place was packed. We stayed long enough for the oldest grandson to wear himself out on a bounce house obstacle course. And of course the grand kids collected a little candy.
Then home for dinner and more club work. Spent the rest of the evening slowly working through updating annual membership payments. I generally make a mail run and bank deposit once a week. I had only done 2 prior to this so I had a little catching up to do.
This morning found me heading to the Allergy Clinic for my monthly injection. Such fun.
All in all a great but busy weekend.
How was yours?