Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday evening my wife and I called some friends following a week long excursion working the county fair. Although we were a bit tired from working late each evening and a tad sluggish from all the corn dogs and funnel cakes, we were excited about spending time with our friends.
Upon calling them we found that they were out in the hills just outside of town shooting. I'll admit I was a bit excited at this point, knowing my friend had recently purchased an AR-15. You can see a picture of one above. For those of you unfamiliar with this weapon, it is the quintessential assault rifle for home defense, or in our case defending the outskirts of our small town from watermelons that had somehow infiltrated our security. Town residents can sleep well at night knowing that there were 4 of us on the case. We were armed to the teeth with a semi-automatic .22 hand gun, .22 rifle, 20 gauge shotgun, .40 caliber handgun and of course the AR-15. The assault rifle made light work of the invaders. This weapon has only a slight recoil, but the compression is amazing. Standing 10 feet away I could feel the air compression from the explosion of the rounds.

It was a fun evening. I had always wanted to shoot one of these guns. Imagine we shot all those rounds and not a single liquor store was held up, and no one was killed. Weird.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. I thought that everyone who held a gun was a vicious monster bent on shooting up schools and post offices.

Such restraint is simply impossible.

Mookie said...

That is awesome. Glad you got the opportunity to be in the company of a solid assault rifle. They sure are fun to shoot. I regret to say that I can't make the claim of having shot them without killing anyone though. Those darn paper silhouette people just kept coming. I had no choice but to dispatch them with the same extreme prejudice I would show towards squads of infiltrating watermelons. It was a horrific scene. I should probably turn myself in to the proper authorities for using such a weapon in such a criminally predictable manner.

Anonymous said...

Very very cool! I would have loved to participate in that.

All In said...

That is very "redneck" of you Danielle.

Mookie said...

AHAHAHAHHAA @ the redneck comment!

Anonymous said...

no, dear...not 'redneck' though i do come from trailer folk, lol. just red-blooded american who enjoys guns, apple pie and football.

All In said...

Sure you do... Dani. Here in the states we call what you love, soccer.

Anonymous said...

what's soccer? i was talkin about 200+ lb men in pads, uniforms and helmets running on a beautiful 100yrd lawn, obliterating whomever in the wrong uniform has the ball. is that soccer? i thought soccer was something else.

DeadMule said...

Weird is right.