July 19, 2005

Wine, Guns, and Ammo

Sounds like a blogmeet, no?

Not hardly.

My mother just called. I am meeting her en route to New Orleans on Thursday so she can take the girls for me.

She had several special requests, in addition to the girls:

Wine - Sweet Texas Red
Guns - Smith & Wesson .357 revolver; .22 revolver; and .22 rifle
Ammo - Boxes of .38 and .22 rounds, pellets, and BBs.

Last month, I posted about my mom's place being robbed and her desire to learn to shoot. In the comments to that post, John of Thirty Second Thoughts had some excellent advice. He also followed up by sending me a copy of a book he has written: "The Beginner's Guide to Selecting a Handgun."

A belated, but no less sincere "Thank you" goes to John for his assistance and advice. John, you are awesome!

While Mom still needs practice with the revolver, she has taken to the rifle like a duck to water. It's a damn good thing she is insulated by a bit of acreage, she confessed she's all out of ammo because the birds have been eating her beloved figs. (I did not ask what she is using to shoot them with, I really did not want to know.)

I am not wild about the prospect of her shooting birds with anything other than a pellet rifle, so I'm sending another pellet rifle for Sweet One to show her how to use properly.

Oh, let me add, when Sweet One was at camp a few weeks ago, she took marksmanship for the third year. She earned the top "Sharp Shooter" award for her proficiency with a .22 rifle. Woohoo!

One word of advice: Don't mess with the women in my family.

Posted by Christina at July 19, 2005 11:05 AM

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Posted by: zonker at July 19, 2005 11:55 AM

...like the t-shirt says, that should be the name and product line of a convenience store.

Posted by: leelu at July 19, 2005 12:10 PM

Girls rule!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 19, 2005 01:17 PM

You know, I've always been interested in trying my hand at shooting. I shot BB Guns when I was little with my uncle, but that's really it. I just want to go to a range, rent a gun for an hour, get a basic training session, and shoot at targets.

Posted by: Karen at July 19, 2005 02:10 PM

I imagine that my daughter is a lot like your two lovelies.....the first boy to ever treat them poorly has another thing coming!

Posted by: sadie at July 19, 2005 03:46 PM

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