Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ride & Shoot



Downtown Brandon

I've made a new resolution to ride and shoot more, which means going out on Tuesday morning, through the bustling little town that probably never was Brandon, and saddling up at a farm just outside it - less fancy than the last place, but a lot more room to ride.

A place to ride

And to shoot, so I unleashed the AR on some targets from around 50 yards and successfully killed a tuna can and some of its Arizona Ice Tea brethren. The latter give a satisfying explosion when full...

Arab

There's plenty of room to hunt too, but I've yet to scout it out. All in good time.

Two flyers, two on

Now back in the day I would've scoffed at the AR, because of plastic components and the 5.56 of the thing. For me it had to be solid wood and steel or it wasn't real. That changed with the L1A1 and I'm perfectly happy blasting away with the carbine - still, when budget permits I think 7.62 in the same platform would make sense, you know, because of all the walls you have to shoot through...

Cheers,

LSP

6 comments:

darlin said...

LSP I have to smile when I read your posts, you are so passionate about riding and shooting and I am extremely happy for you that you now have room to do both.

God bless and happy shooting!

LSP said...

Darlin, you're right to smile and thanks for the happiness!

Silverfiddle said...

I'm with you on the plastic versus wood and steel... But people here swear by Glocks. I've never liked them because they feel like toys to me...

LSP said...

True - there's more than a few at one of my Missions who swear by their Glocks, but I've never fired one so I wouldn't know. I'm happy with my Biretta Storm, which is mostly polymer, but I wish that I'd saved the few hundred more and bought something in the 1911 line - a Dan Wesson, perhaps.

Adrienne said...

Looks like a beautiful place to ride. I'm jealous...

LSP said...

Thanks Adrienne - it's really pleasant, a blessing.