Getting The Young Folks Hooked...
Posted 27 December 2003 - 11:30 AM
Well, dad shot a video of his son blasting away and the looks on both of their faces was well worth the box of ammo! I'll bet he's shown that video a hundred times already!
Posted 27 December 2003 - 11:46 AM
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Posted 27 December 2003 - 12:10 PM
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Posted 27 December 2003 - 12:40 PM
You're absolutely right! I figure that I'm fortunate enough to own one and I'm more than happy to make someone's day out at the range, especially a kid. I spend much more time cleaning and reloading than I actually shoot!
Posted 27 December 2003 - 01:07 PM
Nice going Bruce
When my boy was in the 8th grade,in history class they were learning about WWII and my boy asked me if I would take my Tommy Gun ( M1A1 ) to his class and talked to them about the history of that Thompson in the war. The principle said "ok" and his teacher said "ok " and everybody was thrilled to see it and to get to hold it. That was 23 years ago, can't do that nowdays " to bad "
See Ya Tino
Posted 27 December 2003 - 01:14 PM
Posted 29 December 2003 - 12:49 PM
Last fall I took my family up North to set up deer stands, then we went shooting in a gravel pit nearby. I broke out the subguns (much to the delight of others unknown to us but present to sight in their deer guns...)
Needless to say I got loads of questions (are those legal"?? and "what does one of these go for"??) and lots of compliments. A couple guys wanted to know if they could shoot their own ammo in my guns (Factory? Why not??) and then there was a young man (14??) who didn't have any pistol ammo.....until I gave him some loaded in a magazine!!
They all smile...ALOT!!!
So do I.
Best part were the pics of my daughter and her friend. Standing with arms at port (My daughter had my '28 Bridgeport and her friend had my S&W 76) with sunglasses and the look of two spys on a mission!!!
And then the pic of side-by-side brass streams......
They both took their pics to their school and posted them in their cubicles......and they are still getting questions!!!
If I can get my scanner going I'll post this pic!
Posted 29 December 2003 - 01:07 PM
Coleraine, Cohasset, GR...we all had guns, but we didn't shoot each other...maybe some of the Warba people took dear out of season, but it was food, not sport.
Posted 29 December 2003 - 01:11 PM
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Posted 29 December 2003 - 06:40 PM
Here's my oldest when he was five. We had just finished shooting it and a suppressed M11 (and yes, he had eye and ear protection during the shooting). Note the smile
Posted 29 December 2003 - 09:24 PM
P.S. As an added dividend, maybe some of these stiff-necked, self-righteous types (some teachers and administrators) will learn to have some fun. Well, maybe!
P.P.S. Also, remember the old maxim, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!" [This statement has been attributed to many world leaders, including Roman Emperors, Roman Catholic Medieval Popes, and Adolph Hitler. It still holds true.] Bravo guys! I applaud your positive examples!Teach the children or lose the future!
Posted 30 December 2003 - 12:12 AM
He thought it was funny, but he would not have thought to say it when he was speaking with her. I would have
Posted 30 December 2003 - 09:10 AM
My reenacting group does alot of shows for students. Just this year we did about 15,000 kids. Weapons demos include pistols, rifles, machineguns (mag and belt guns), the only operational flame thrower in TX and our Stuart tank with operational 37mm gun. We never have to police up the brass. The kids beat us to it.
Posted 30 December 2003 - 07:28 PM
You have a Stuart tank? That is my favorite tank! I know where one is that just begs to be restored but don't know how to get from the state park its in. Would love to see yours. Tell me about it, don't leave anything out.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 10:25 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 05:50 PM
Weapon: Toy tommy gun
Circa: December 1964 (Christmas)
Location: Secret New Jersey training camp
And I wonder how I have the urge to buy Thompsons!
Posted 03 January 2004 - 01:45 PM
This is my grandson Sam holding the Thompson's for the first time. He could hardly wait to do it when I asked him. He is 6 and wants to call his friend already and tell him about it! I can't stop laughing.