Sunday, January 30, 2005

Weekend Activities

We had a busy weekend and much of it involved guns at least in some fashion. Saturday, we drove about an hour to a store in Kittery, Maine named the Kittery Trading Post. This is a great place for gunnies. It is the self-declared home of the largest selection of guns on the East Coast. We can't argue with them. They say have about 2,000 used guns in stock and the guns are searchable on their website. If you are ever in southern Maine, be sure to stop and take a look.

We didn't buy a new gun, but found a spotting scope on sale and bought some ammunition. Today, we shot most of it at the Manchester Firing Line. This is one of the few commercial indoor ranges in our part of New Hampshire. While we were there, a man and a woman who are about 18 to 20 years old came in. The owner of the range took some time showing both of them how to fire a gun safely.

We got the lane next to them and we could "eavesdrop" on their targets, which they moved to the fifteen-foot line. He was shooting but not really hitting the large silhouette target unless you call the edges or very bottom hitting his target. She took her turn and placed all her shots in the red oval in the center of the target. We suspect this was not her first time at a range. She stopped and showed her boyfriend how to align the sights and not claw at the trigger and he actually got better.

Well, that is it for today. Boring stuff about a quiet weekend. Denise is working on another part of our Gun Nut series. It will be up in the next couple of days. Thanks for stopping by.

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