Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bang Bang Bang

Adolf can justifiably claim to have been a pretty good rifle shot in his youth.   Provincial school cadet champion .303 and member of the uni rifle team until concussion put an end to shooting.  Before that I could hit a running rabbit at 25 yards with one shot from my trusty bolt action ten shot .22.

That was a long time ago and the last time Adolf fired anything serious it was a .22 magnum off the back of a ute, spotlighting for kangaroos in a wheat paddock - about 1975.. 

I've never fired a handgun so it was a real pleasure to accept my daughter's invitation to the Bunbury pistol club for instruction on and use of her 9mm Glock.

The two big surprises were the absence of recoil and the noise.  It was much like firing a .22 but by hell they make a pretty loud bang.   Anyway, it appears I haven't lost my touch because our host at the range remarked that he had rarely seen such accuracy from a beginner.  Must be a bit like riding a bike.

So beware the next troll who comes around here with smart arse snide insults.


gravedodger said...

After years of believing our Gun laws were adequate and sensible I am shifting towards a position of stringent rights to carry concealed hand guns in the hands of approved persons.

Like you Adolf I was a dab hand as a shooter at school including gaining marksman qual in school cadets with both .22 and .303. Achieved a 100.10 in the closing days of inner marking for miniature rifles at interclub with many 100.lesser completed targets in a comp that included a couple of olympic shooters. Got roped into a Fire brigade provincial comp a couple of years ago and was best of our brigade to the chagrin and surprise of my younger volly colleagues.

Also served a couple of years as a civillian police vetter for arms licences in my retirement years and still get a few opportunities to kill with my weapons that include a .22 auto, a .22 magnum bolt action, smle .303 sports cutdown and a five shot browning semi auto 12ga.

Just a little greenish Adolf with the glock.
One in the cafe in Martin Place in the right hands might have had a much nicer ending for everyone including the wannabe looking for his limit bag of virgins.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The very same thought crossed my mind.

The Veteran said...

The old maxim is as true today as it ever was ... never point a weapon at a person intending only to frighten them ... you do it only with the intention of killing them .... otherwise don't.

Noel said...

And don't get complacent with the internal safety system.
Always was a sense of security in sighting the position of an external safety lever.

Anonymous said...

"It would have been illegal for them to have had a knife, a stick, a
pepper spray, a personal taser, mace, anything like that for self-defence.
I regard that [as] an absolute travesty. To turn an entire population
into a nation of victims is just unforgiveable in my estimation."

- Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm, comment on Sydney Siege Hoax

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


Rule number one, Never carry with one up thy spout.

Noel said...

Tell that to the DC police department. 120 AD's in 10 years of glock use and none with the previous revolvers. And police always opt for the highest trigger pressure.
Nah I would give a wide berth to anyone carrying because you have to assume they don't have one up the spout. Of course yah know the saying about assume.