Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gun Appreciation Day

gun_appreciation_day_2013_thumb.jpgI went to the range today and appreciated my guns. These three I hadn't fired before. The Winchester Model 06 I particularly like. Holds a dozen rounds of .22 LR in the tube and the peep sight is dead on at twenty yards.

I didn't really have any targets and I didn't really care. The main objective was to get familiar with the operation — loading, safety, unloading, recoil, and so on. The double barrel 12 gauge hurts my shoulder but that's the price you pay for authority. The 20 gauge pump is for under the bed. The Winchester I just want to carry with me every minute I'm out of doors.