Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On Target

So we were at the range yesterday while Trooper tried out for the state pistol team. There were over 20 guys there (no gals!) - all very damned good. Some insanely dedicated to the art. It was a long, hot morning and he shot well but there was no way to compete with those top 10. In an optimal score of 600, the lowest to make the team was about 565. Trooper had a 507.

Mind you, the top guys all had honkin' revolvers with uber-sights and a gazillion hours dedicated to them. I think he did very well considering the company. And particularly considering it is not his forte. No, let us look instead at how he did in the other training this week...

Room entry after a couple other guys, neither of whom check the corner. There stood his trainee, the bad guy. Lifting the simunitions weapon...3 shots, on the move, 30 ft away. Chin, nose, between the eyes. Yes, his skills lie elsewhere - not on a paper target on a safe, pretty range. I can tell you which skill I'd prefer to have myself.

In other news...
I read this elsewhere and was astounded!

Barack Obama's statement, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want
and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that
other countries are going to say OK."


Do I give a good goddamn for the approval of anyone for what I choose to do? From whence comes this prolific concern for the blessing of every penny ante dictator and his minions? And, to be frank, it echoes in some strange way something I've heard or read in the past - some communistic graf or another...because I assure you that the adding on of "other countries" replaced something akin to "your government" in someones draft.

Frightening to think that there are thousands of people giving that sort of "thinking" a thumbs up.

We're going to need more ammo.

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