Posted: Jul 02, 2022 2:17 am
by The_Metatron
felltoearth wrote:Just got back from Vancouver, WA to visit the SO’s family there. They are gun enthusiasts.

We got a chance to learn some gun safety.

SO firing an AR15 in the one image.

[Reveal] Spoiler: photos

I think it’s a useful skill to be able to handle one of these things safely. How to get that skill without owning the things is problematic.

And, some of the most enjoyable time I’ve spent used to involve guns in some fashion. My world ran out of reasons to need to kill. My guns had become an actual liability, so I got rid of them.

But, they sure are fun toys!

I replaced my center fire and rim fire rifles with a .177 target air rifle, so I can still poke holes in tiny targets ten meters away with it. Or shoot the occasional bird feeder (with glass sides) raiding rat in the face without shooting the bird feeder. I was proud of that shot. To hell with the dead rat.

Death from afar. To be fair, not that far. Or deadly. But, really, really accurate.