Boy Scouts And Subguns.......
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:22 PM
A little lesson on legal MG ownership, a quick lesson on open-bolt guns and safe operation, a little history lesson about John Thompson and his guns, a bit on my S&W76 and then.......
I set the hook!!
They each loaded and fired ten rounds in each gun. Some of the comments were "Whoa", "Way cool", "Awesome" and "Oooh!!"
At least two said they wanted to own machineguns sometime in their lives, and they all agreed that they would want to do it again soon!!
And they all liked the finale....an "L"-drum dump!!
guns ran like champs and the day was beautiful!!
Is this a great country or WHAT??
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:38 PM
Give yourself a pat on the back. I guarantee you those people talked about that the rest of the day. Good to see someone casting "sport" a good light. Thanks
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:55 PM
Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:35 PM
They will surely remember you, and the experience for their entire lives.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:44 PM
When I was a Scout we only shot .22 rifles, and nowadays the regular Scouts still only do .22 and shotgun, but the Venture crews and Explorer posts (unisex) are into all kinds of cool stuff!
If anyone knows of any kid with a bit of free time, get them into Scouts....one of the all-time great organizations!
Hmmm.......maybe a pumpkin shoot next time??
Posted 26 October 2003 - 02:49 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:27 AM
DNR says we can only let the kids shoot .22, so when they are done with that, we dismiss them, then ask them to stay as guests of the club!
We bring out Garands, M1 Carbines, varmint rifles, Mini14s, Ar15s, AKs and a variety of handguns. We always have several extra instructors there on range day and really stress safety to the max.
The kids have a BALL and I'm sure we convert a couple of anti-Assault rifle type parents every year to pros! Once you show them that there is no difference between a Remington 7400 and an AK47 and let them shoot both, they finally believe you!
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:01 AM
The response was very positive and I’d like to think there are some potential shooting partners for the young fellers coming up.
Women are ˝ the population, let’s not leave ‘um out of “our” sport.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:50 AM
Every year we do a couple classes that she titles "Introduction to Firearms for Women". Basically, two evenings with history, types and operation, safety and loading drills. Then more safety and sightimg (marksmanshop). Then on Saturday (range day) we do the same thing....bring out all our stuff and help the ladies (and quite a few teen girls with their moms) dump a few thousand rounds downrange!
There are several of us guys who help her out every year and its lots of fun!
We've gotten several new mwmbers (female) in our club since we started doing this.