Home on the Range..

...Saturday morning... my favorite time of the week... but, today is slightly different.... a week and a half ago, I was challenged, friends.... called out, so to speak.. during the Wednesday poolfest, my honor as a marksman was tarnished after I missed a particularly drunken long-range shot.. almost immediately, questions were raised of my abilities with my AR-15... in a split second, money exchanged hands... 100 dollars... 10 shots each at 100yds... heh...

... I was challenged by a Good Ole Boy who has never even fired an AR-15 before... I've been shooting with him before, and he is indeed a good shot.. but still.. it is MY weapon... so... needless to say, I feel fairly confident...

... back when I was first trained to use the M16A2, we qualified by shooting at 100, 300, and 500yds... perhaps it was my Hillbilly upbringing.... or, maybe the fact that my Dad taught me to shoot the Marine Corps Way at an early age... or, maybe it was because we had some kickass PMIs.... but whatever the reason, I ended up being awarded the Marine Corps Association's Marksmanship Award for having the highest shooting score of my graduating class...

... all this being said, I am heading to the Gentleman's house in a while... weapon in hand... to meet my High Noon appointment with Ben Franklin and the miscalculating Good Ole Boy... more to come later... I will tell you, good or bad, what the results were later in the day... heh.. but, as I mentioned... I feel a wee bit confident in the outcome...

UPDATE: ...as I was loading the gear into the Audi this morning, the phone rang... my antagonist said he had been called into work, and we'd have to put off our shooting trip until next weekend... so, I drove over to my Mother's house to help her open the pool.. after we were finished, I went around behind her barn.. marched off 100yds, and placed a Maxwell House coffee can on a fence post... here were my results... oh, by the way, the coffee can is roughly the size of an adult human's head...

..from the seated, cross legged position... 10rds were fired slowfire... all rounds were fired in under 3 minutes... and, most importantly, all 10 rounds impacted the coffee can from 100yds.. my grouping was roughly 6 inches X 4 inches.. left to right... not too bad for combat peepsights set to BZO.... so, next weekend, I shall be purchasing that 25yr old Macallan that I have been lusting after for the past month... I smell easy money, Children...

by Eric on May 15, 2004 | Bullshit (6) | Military Stuff
Bullshit So Far

I've got a stout say's you brought home the cash.

Bullshitted by Sam on May 15, 2004 11:09 AM

...sorry to disappoint, Sam... but, he bailed on me... I'll have to wait till next week... although, my practice session worked out well..

Bullshitted by Eric on May 15, 2004 04:34 PM

Okay - two stouts.

Bullshitted by Sam on May 15, 2004 04:38 PM

..I will try not to let you down, Sam... but, personally.. I think it's in the bag...

Bullshitted by Eric on May 15, 2004 04:46 PM

Where the hell does one obtain 25 year old Macallan? My local liquor establishment never carries anything over 21, and that only rarely. Normally the best I can find is 18.

Bullshitted by Harvey on May 16, 2004 02:00 PM

...you can get it online, Harvey... macallan.com ... the 1979 vintage is selling for 185 GBP..

Bullshitted by Eric on May 16, 2004 02:56 PM