Maggie and Brandon returned home last night but before I get to that I want to talk about my day at the range. I don’t always post about range trips anymore and wouldn’t have talked about yesterday’s trip except Mario, Laura & I witnessed some pretty stupid actions. Laura was doing her club level restricted class (required if one wants to move restricteds around) while Mario & I did some pistol work at the action range.
When taking out one’s gun from the case they should always orient the case so the muzzle faces down range. It’s what I always do as I don’t want to point my gun at others but the fellow next to us not only took his Beretta M9 out of the box with the muzzle facing us he was busy toying with his gun in that direction too. Mario and I simply stopped shooting and stepped back from the firing line, there were no others to our right while this idiot did his thing.
To make things worse while I was off shooting steel, Mario witnessed this person had an accidental discharge right in front of the table and into the ground. To me guns are toys but they’re toys that demand a lot of attention and responsibility. If one doesn’t want to respect them they should not be playing with them.
Laura mentioned that her class was filled with people who should not be operating with guns too, pointing them in an unsafe direction, finger on the trigger when not shooting, etc. Sigh to any Canadian out there who want to try shooting sports, it’s a heck of a lot of fun but please respect them and other as we don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Overall though I had a good day, shot the HK SFP9 relatively well and did zeroed my Aimpoint T1 micro red dot.
After dropping my companions of, I went home cleaned the house a bit then went to pick up my mom to go to the airport. She wanted to see Maggie & Brandon return and the wait was agonizing. LOL whenever Maggie & Brandon are away I can only think of the worst things, like plane crashes this time around. Needless to say they arrived safely and it was really great to see them.
Not sure what we’re going to do today, Maggie is really tired since she didn’t get much sleep on the plane but Brandon seems pretty energetic so maybe I’ll take him out somewhere. Definitely happy the family is back together again. 🙂