Last week i was invited to a big shindig. A guy holds an annual machine gun shoot on his property here in North IN.
A long day full of shooting. My son and I were able to use the 1911 and 686. The M-4 and M-44 to shoot steel, and bowling pins. So much more fun shooting reactive targets than just punching paper.
Everyone brought their toys. Many suppressed weapons. Softball flinging motars, cannons, jugs of tannerite, a large assortment of WWII guns to go along with the vast and varied full autos.
Firing the cannon to start the festivities...
Softball flinging mortar...
A small sampling of the "party favors"
one in the front middle...a full auto 12gage
Small sampling continued...
Son cheesing with the 1919 in attendance...
A list of autos i was able to shoot are as follows:
Reising (not sure of the spelling) in .45 acp
G-17...not a glock fan but that full auto handgun is a lot of fun!!
Big daddy shredding with the G-17...
The highest level of entertainment, not an MP3, not an MP4, but an MP5
Getting down with the full auto MP5...
Son and i had a BLAST!!
My camera saved my arse, It took a ricochet in the view finder!!! i guess better the camera than my throat. I am hoping that sometime this week I can figure out how to get the videos off the camera and onto a computer.
A picture of the icing on the cake. Watching my son shoot this beast was the highlight of my day. We were watching it in action and my son says "Man it would be cool to shoot that!!" Not wanting to over extend my welcome, i say "Yeah, it would but i dont think it will happen." The owner of the property and the gun looks over his shoulder at my son and never saying a word holds out a belt of .308 to him.....son stands there dumbfounded. I say, "well, if you want to shoot it, i think hes inviting you to" So son snatched up the belt. I said, "go get in line" when the guy that was shooting got done the owner looks over and yells, "Young man (pointing at my boy) step on up here." So son got to jump in front of some ten folks waiting.
Icing on the cake...highlight of my day. Highlight of my sons young shooting career!! I think the look on his face says it all!!
I have a video of this, the guy that invited me has video he shot on his DSLR. I am HOPING
to get the video issues figured out and upload sometime soon.