Alternate title: I can haz Bayonet?
Today was the Northeast Gunblogger shoot. Jay G organized it, and Doubletrouble arranged the super secret rendezvous location. The view downrange at the guest of honor:
The red patch on LaLa's tummy screen is a stick-on target, of course. After the first couple of rounds, LaLa turned to face the wall, whether in mortal fear or receiving coded messages from Outer Space I'm not sure.
There was a large and enthusiastic turn out:
Everyone had a great time, but the carnage was brutal:
The day ended in a blaze of glory, with a bayonet charge:
It was fun to get together and meet the area gun bloggers in real life, and shoot off a whole boatload of ammunition. The words "There are enough guns here to invade Canada" were heard more than once.
Liberty brought a Furby, so LaLa wasn't alone on the firing range. Make sure you stop by his place for pix of the Furby shooty goodness.
And JD brought an absolutely scrumptious Marlin '94 in 45 Long Colt. This is an absolute dream to shoot, and if anything even more accurate than the Winchester .30-.30. As I thought, the pistol cartridge had almost no recoil at all, and the .45 LC packs even more wallop than .45 ACP. You could use this rifle and cartridge to hunt just about anything east of the Mississippi, except Moose and Black Bear. With a hot load, I'm not sure you couldn't hunt even them. Thanks for letting me shoot it, JD.
A big, big "Thank you" to everyone for showing up and sharing guns and ammo, and to Jay and Doubletrouble for the heavy lifting getting this from concept to reality!
UPDATE 27 September 2008 18:20: Boy, there are a lot of folks exercising their Google-fu for "Teletubby shoot" or something similar. If you like this sort of thing, there's a sequel post here. And assuming that you're not entirely revolted by this site (and if you're searching for "teletubby shooting gallery" then shake not thy gory locks at me, scooter), check out the Best Posts category. If you like it, stop back sometime. If you don't, well it's about as good as I can do.