Thursday, December 23, 2010


S&W .38 Spl

Wasn't able to ride this morning owing to a nasty case of bruised ribs but took the .38 out for a spin. Shot at 10 and 20 yards against an aggressive square of white paper and it's larger ally, a feed sack.

Did better at the longer range, oddly, then switched over to .22 to do deadly work among assorted cans and a hard to see cigarette box on a stick.

Where's the Target?

I love shooting and today reminded me that pistols are especially enjoyable. Why? Well, they certainly bring the explosive action up close, and I like that because it's exciting. They're also neat in themselves, as firearms - then again, I'm sympathetic to that. Not allowed to own them in England, unless you're a bad guy and have one anyway.

That reminds me of some man in a pub years ago who kept poking me in the ribs, saying:

Some Man: I've gotta '9'.
LSP: Pardon?
Some Man: I've gotta '9'!
LSP: Excuse me?
Some Man (poking vigorously): A '9', a '9'!!
LSP: Ah, a '9'. I'd like a pint of Stella, please, barman.

The '9' holder ran out of steam, fortunately; perhaps the fabled '9' was fictional.




The Suburban Bushwacker said...

"bruised ribs" Ouch better not sneeze!


LSP said...

I know SBW - no sneezing for sure. Spent the last week sleeping in a recliner. Nothing broken, I think.

Country life isn't without its dangers.


Julie said...

Sorry to hear about the ribs. At least you've managed to get some 'gun time'!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Borepatch said...

LSP, I'm afraid that Summa Theologiae was a bit too much for the likes of me. I'm told that he covered the Nativity in great detail. I'm not sure if he asid "Merry Christmas", but let me extend it to you and yours from us!

Barking Spider said...

Merry Christmas, LSP, have a good one, mate, and a very Happy New Year to you.

Spidey ;-)

The Conservative Lady said...

Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2011. God Bless you and yours.

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah, there's something about a pistol. I love shooting my .357 Ruger revolver. I mostly shoot 38's in it to save money, but every time I go out I've got to put at least 12 .357's through it. The 38's just don't have the rip and the roar...

Merry Christmas, Parson!

LSP said...

Thanks Julie -- ribs are, er, difficult. Good shooting though.

Merry Christmas!

LSP said...

Alright there Borepatch. The Summa may be simple but I have to say it aint easy...

Merry Christmas!

LSP said...

Thanks Spider - Merry Christmas!

LSP said...

Thanks Silverfiddle - pistols are just a lot of fun, I reckon. Did you know Chesterton used to carry one? A Webley, I think. It went with his sword stick!

God bless and Merry Christmas!

LSP said...

God bless you CL - have a great Christmas!