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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Range Day and Fathers Day Post.



I spent time today going to the Range, it has been a bit of time since I went and today seemed to be a good day.
     I coordinated with my Dad to go to the range today for Fathers day
   This is for all the dads that spent time with their kids, no matter the age.

    But I decided to go to the range and my Dad was amenable to going.  My son always looks for the opportunity to go shooting, so we again had 3 generations of my family on the range...I swear the space time continuum shuddered somewhere.  I decided to roll out my pistols along with my "Nylon 66".  My dad was shooting his recent acquisition his Smith and Wessen target pistol.

Here is a bad pic of his pistol.

  I shot it, it is a very nice shooting pistol.    I also decided to roll out my wheelguns. and my small semi-auto.  Here is my first wheelgun:
   It is a Smith and Wessen model 681,  .357 caliber.  it is my favorite pistol.  It used to run with a metro police dept and since was put out to pasture with the advent of semi-auto pistols.  She shoots very well and is real easy to operate.
     I also shot my Smith and Wessen Model 14-4 .38 special.

     As nice as Semi's are, I still prefer "Wheelguns".. There is something old school about revolvers, the form and functions of it.    I also shot my small Semi that I have,
She is a CZ-50.  I bought her in the late 80's at the Nellingen Rod and Gun club.  Part of a lot of Czech police turn in's for the CZ-75.  I wanted to buy another but was unable to.  A small regret.  this semi is totally reliable, no matter the kind of .32..it will feed and function as she should.   

    And yes my son was shooting also
 he shooting my revolver.


     he also shooting my rifle.   The range was enjoyed by all, we had a good time and good memories.  We then went to "waffle house" for a lunch.  Several days ago, my son commented that when I go over to my Dad's house I spend several hours over there.  I replied "Of course he is my Dad...My Dad has a finite time here in this planet and I want to spend as much time with his as I can."  I learned a lot about being a "Dad" from him.  Some things good and some things bad.  But he made me the person that I am.  My devotion to country came from him, my sense of duty and obligation came from him.  The desire to do my best and not accept mediocrity came from him.  he didn't spent a lot of time with me and my brother when were little, he was the sole breadwinner and was always working.  he made sure that we were provided for.  I spent a lot of time with my son because besides being a good kid, I want him to be a good man and any good father is a dad, that is the difference from a "Father" to a "Dad".  Any body can physically be a father...but it takes a special person to be a "Dad".
     Back to the waffle house, we had a good meal then spent quite a bit of time just talking and my son actually listened and didn't complain.  I was glad and grateful for that because normally a 12 year old kid has the attention span of a gnat.  I had an early "Fathers Day" today because tomorrow I will be going camping with my troop.  I will be out there for a couple of days.  Next week I will be out there for an entire week.  

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great day! And that S&W target of your dads isn't a Model 41, but I couldn't make out what it actually was.

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  2. Sounds like a great day! And that S&W target of your dads isn't a Model 41, but I couldn't make out what it actually was.

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  3. Gun porn! I love it! What a great Father's Day.

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  4. Gun porn! I love it! What a great Father's Day.

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