Saturday, October 29, 2011

Making Men Happy - It's Easy


From the first day I met him, I knew Trooper was a man who had once held the very best weaponry in his hands and had skills to use each one professionally. Sadly, you do not get to keep them. And so...I have hoped to replace those missing pieces over the years and on Friday a large component was finally scratched off the list.

The LaRue OBR is one of the most respected rifles made. And I can tell you now how I know that's a fact. Mark LaRue is an amazing gentleman. He is also one of the most frenetic men I've ever met.

We were accompanied by a good pal who is an old friend so we were given a bit more personal a welcome than most might get. And a tour of the facility that reinforced the fact that the man not only uses the best materials and machinery but that he hires the "superbowl" level machinists who love what they do and never forget those they do it for. It was an experience that few receive and one that I will always feel honored to have had.

This morning we were able to give it a thorough breaking in and I was given the distinct prvilege of being the first to shoot it. Of course, it is tested before leaving the shop so I knew it was right on target. It was just the scope that needed adjusting and the Leatherwood was quickly spot-on.

We all had a blast and I cannot wait until we are at the long range...bang a gong...

12 comments:

Keads said...

Cool! And as they say: "Get it on"!

Six said...

It's the good women who make it look so easy. Clearly, Trooper is a lucky guy Laura!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Gun envy...

Dann in Ohio

LauraB said...

I knew you'd know that song, K. LOL

Six, you have been well-trained!

Dann, I do not blame you at all. It's Christmas, Bday, and Valentines all in one.

He deserves it, though. He works so very hard...

Ed Rasimus said...

OMG! A personalized tour of the LaRue operation! I am experiencing serious envy, the kind of envy that qualifies at the Seven Deadly Sins level.

LauraB said...

He's an avid flier, Ed. I am willing to bet you'd get a similar reception. You wanna, you let me know and we'll make sure the call is made.

Jenny said...

Oh they sound like a delightful bunch of guys. :)

LauraB said...

Jenny, they are just amazing...seriously great craftsmen.

Yabu said...

Get it on. Which flavor does he have? I would love to have one.

Tam said...

That is a princely rifle, indeed!

Lolly said...

I showed this to my husband and he says he loves you! I think y'all would get along. :)

LauraB said...

Yabu, it is the 7.62 version. Nom Nom...

Tam - damn straight. And suited to my princely fellow.

Lolly, I bet we would!!