Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shooting Buddies

We had been trying to get together for a range day since last fall. We finally made it happen. Borepatch drove in Friday and in spite of the rain, we spent a good portion of Saturday at the range.

Joined by shooting buddies Ken and Dan, we managed to dirty a surprisingly large number of firearms. Ken's interests run to the old and obscure. Odd calibers. Blued steel and wood. When he asked what he should bring, I suggested getting out the ones he rarely gets to shoot.

He obliged. There will be some subsequent posts about the weekend, but I want to open with this. A pocket Colt chambered in .32 Auto. The .45 ACP round is there for size comparison.

A good day spent with friends spent turning money into noise.

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
--Albert Schweitzer


Skip said...

We did the same thing last week.
I drug out 7mm and 8mm Mausers and a 89 year old .38spl.
I had forgot how much that old 8mm a mule.
Great fun. The line looked like WW2..heh.

Old NFO said...

Any day at the range is a good day!!!

Borepatch said...

It was an awesome day, Old NFO.

Antibubba said...

Everyone worships the 1911, but the 1903 is a thing of beauty, and my favorite in the collection.

Will said...

Just a reminder that the mod 1903/1908 pistols are NOT drop safe. Gun owners are still dying as a consequence of dropping them. The don't have to fall far, either. Last guy I am aware of lost his out of his waistband while tying his shoelace a couple years ago. Mexican carry, IIRC.