COUNTING DOWN TO HALLOWEEN

by grace on October 26, 2010

today as i kept furiously cleaning my house i kept thinking BUT IT’S GOING TO BE SO DARK IN HERE THAT NOBODY WILL EVER SEE ALL THE REAL COBWEBS AND THE DUST EVERYWHERE…

and yet i kept going, like some kind of lunatic.

very very busy around here.

sunday, though, kevin had his last outdoor cowboy shoot of the year, and mom, dad and i drove over to the lefthander’s gun club to watch.  david was shooting that day, too.

here’s kevin loading bullets into his gun.  that’s dad sitting there behind him, wearing his enormous ear protectors.

mom and dad watching – mom had her own pair of unobtrusive earplugs.  dad and i had to wear the super-heavy ones that weighted down my ears.

unfortunately, they don’t give out any prizes for cowboy with the cutest butt.  kevin would win that one, hands-down.

david, before he shot.

at each stage, and maybe there are four or five of them in a day, they have a little scenario.  this was the halloween shoot, and at the beginning each shooter had to hold a hot dog fork over a “fire” and say something like “you’ll never get my weiner.”  that’s what david is doing here.

and then they start timing and there he goes, first with one gun…

…and then another.  this surely must be the shotgun.

that guy behind him is timing him, and see how many times david hits the various targets.  he has to shoot several times with each gun, and then shoot with another one.  they change guns maybe three or four times during the round, and their scores are based on time and how many hits they get.

and now it’s kevin’s turn.

instead of pictures of kevin, i shot a video. here he is,  guns a blazin’…

maybe, if he ever has time to sit down and read this, he’ll have time to comment on the kinds of guns he was using.  the reason there are so many billows of smoke is because he was shooting black powder, like he does in the civil war shooting.

when he was done he had to make sure all the bullets were out of the guns.  that’s jerry iams, double-checking that everything is AOK so nobody accidentally gets shot.

and one last picture of my cute cowboy…

he’s spent a lot of today cleaning the various guns in the basement while i ran around upstairs cleaning and doing stuff.  i feel kind of guilty now, sitting here not working on something i could be working on…but it’ll all get done.  there’s PLENTY of time til saturday night…

ok then,

tuesday grace.

Kevin October 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

The first firearms I shot were my black powder ball&cap .44 caliber Pietta-made Remington 1858 revolvers. I was shooting great with them on this stage until the LAST shot, and missed. Oooops…. Next I shot my 12-gauge double barrel, exposed hammer Siace “Cowboy” shotgun. It doesn’t mind the black powder at all! And I wrapped up with the Taylor & Co Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle in .45 Colt. It gets a bit crotchety with the black powder residue after about 30 rounds, so I have to clean it quickly between shooting stages to keep it working properly… And I am shooting Goex black powder in all my firearms (rather than the “artificial” stuff), just for the sake of authenticity.

grace October 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

THANK GOD YOU’RE BEING AUTHENTIC! and thanks for all that Very Important Info about your guns.

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