Sunday, November 13, 2005

Haven't you had enough of the army?

Nope I haven't. For the past 2 Saturdays I went down to Greensboro to do a bit of shooting with John and some of John's hometown friends. Well, I realised if I were an American, I would have an additional obsession apart from my current ones of books, CDs and guitars.....guns!

So we were over at the Languas and between brothers Steven and Joseph, they have enough firearms in their house to fight off an entire army. We spent the afternoon shooting targets placed about 100 yards away with sporterised M16 and various versions of AK47s. We also did some skeet shooting with shotguns...well...I sucked at that

The next week we got a bit more ambitious. Targets at 200 yards. Even through the scope the targets were like little dots. New found respect for them snipers. But we had fun making a complete mess of some left over pumkins from halloween by pumping all sort of ammo into them.

Guns fired:
Draganov (Sniper version of AK47)
Various 12 and 20 gauge Shotguns
SAKO .243 bolt rifle
Remington .300 Single Shot Rifle
Turkish replica KAR98

Oh yes, I also have developed more respect for those who served in WW2. Those bolts are real stiff. It would have been a pain to operate them under pressure.

Well, Steve did invite us for a third week...this time to shoot his collection of pistols. Looks like I'm gonna have more things to destroy.


At 2:37 AM, Blogger trottingthru said...

Wow, this is way cool. Real life Medal of Honour! --junhao

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Roy said...

Wa terror...


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