The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More Range and painting.

Today was my sons day off from School because the teachers had "professional Development", Instead of my son's desire to sleep all day and veg on sports channel, I volunteered him to help out with the Order of the Arrow lodge project for the council's camping base.
     We are making a huge Chess/Checkers set for the camp, so the scouts can play chess during summer camp and the cub scouts can play checkers.
 This is one of the checker pieces
He painted 24 of them, 12 of them in yellow and 12 of them in blue...the Cub Scout colors.
Because he was so good and took my  drafting volunteering him in stride with minimal grumbling, I took him to the range.

He shot his Marlin 10/22, he put a package of 22LR through it, about 100 rounds.
My son shooting my Nylon 66, He really likes my Nylon and keeps wanting me to give him the rifle.
I then pulled my adapter to shoot 22LR through my AR pattern rifle

He put a lot of ammo through my "new" AR rifle

I then got my "old" AR out and he fired about 50 rounds of 5.56 through my old AR, 
He really enjoyed doing that, and made some comment that I need to send him the pic so he can put it on instagram and add a comment "getting ready for Vegas".  He has my warped sense of humor but I informed him that right now people don't have a sense of humor and he would open a huge can of worms if he post that pic and the subsequent comment.  He reluctantly agreed with my assessment.
     I am proud of my son, he knows how to shoot and how to act on a range by following the 3 "Always" rules and all other safe behavior that a responsible gun owner, but I told him that I have been remiss in his education and he asked me on what and I informed him that I need to teach him to clean and care for AR pattern rifles.


  1. Holy crappoly...did your son all of a sudden grow up in one screen or what? He is a young man. Sigh. I am old. Wait, no, you are old. LOL. Great post and fun times!

  2. Good show.

    You do want to warn him about posts on social media that may get misinterpreted...I've had a couple cases already where juveniles have posted things they thought weren't threatening that school administrations/others took as a potential threat and it escalated quickly. Just because he knows its a joke doesn't mean others will get it, and social media (or just texting it to someone) lets way too many others misinterpret it big time.

    Let's just say it is a hassle he really doesn't want to get caught up in.


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