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Bloggers say the darndest things, plus remaining pictures

Posted by Lissa on August 5, 2009

(Other bloggershoot posts here, here and here)

First off, I’d like to give props to commenter Andrew and his family.  Not only did he bring his mom and his son — three generations! — but his son beat out Borepatch’s #2 Son as our youngest shooter:


(We did take a few precautions, like clearing out the firing line and giving the big guns a rest.  Being pelted with hot brass is a bit much when you’re six!)

Fear not, though; #2 Son held his own with the MP-5:

And now — the remainder of the notebook scribbles!  (TOTWTYTR and doubletrouble were very kind in the comments — undeservedly so.  I’m afraid that I feverishly scribbled in my notebook just so I could avoid calling a clip a magazine, referring to 22 caliber weapons, etc.  But I’d love to go to a gun show, regardless!)

David:  “It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year.  Yet here we are again for another round.”  (pause as he caught the unintentional pun)  “Oh yeah!”

Jay G, after hoisting Pikachu by poking a hole in the back of his head:  “It takes an uncommon mind to think of these things.”
Lissa:  “Oh, is THAT what they call it nowadays?”

Pikachu Gets a Hole

Commenter Wally (I think; I wrote down his real name, which of course I won’t use) speaking on TSA Kabuki:  “So they say, ‘PROVE it’s unloaded.’  And I’m like, f*** you, I’m not picking up a gun in an airport!”

Marko:  “Yes, I’m very concerned with anonymity, right?”
Zeeke42:  “Use his pseudonym — Major Caudill.”

Maj. L Caudill USMC (Ret)

Meataxe:  “I lived in Soviet Russia for three years and had fewer restrictions than I do in Boston.”

And my personal favorite:
Lissa:  “What do you do for a living that you lived in South Africa, Soviet Russia and Boston?”
Meataxe (horrified):  “Oh, I’ve never lived in Boston.”

Wally:  “The Pikachu is now filled with lead.  Just like all the other Chinese toys.”

Zercool (on his way out):  “Oh, I get a hug?”
Lissa:  “Of course!”
Mrs. doubletrouble:  “When a woman with a gun wants to hug you, you say YES.”

Thank you, everyone.  The company and hospitality were beyond compare and I’d love to hang out with any of you at any time, though of course bonus points are awarded if we’re hanging out at a range.

Except you, Pikachu.  I don’t want to hang out with you.  You stay dead, KTHXBYE.

Dead Pikachu


5 Responses to “Bloggers say the darndest things, plus remaining pictures”

  1. Bruce said

    The exchange with MeatAxe was priceless. I just awarded it Quote of the Year honors.

  2. Jay G. said

    I’d love to hang out with any of you at any time, though of course bonus points are awarded if we’re hanging out at a range.

    I keep offering… And my gun club is a lot closer to Lissaville than Area 12…

    Do I have to get a 10/22? Is that it? 🙂

  3. Wally said

    I spent most of Sunday night blathering on to the GF about the events.

    Me: “We spent most of the day shooting at a stuffed animal, and then went after it with bayonets.”
    She: “Mhm, that’s nice, I like bandaids.”
    Me: “What are you talking about”
    She: “Bandaids, for the stuffed animal”
    Me: “Nono, not bandaids- bayonets! Not for patching wounds, for causing wounds!

    Geez, it’s going to be a long year until we do this again!

  4. Borepatch said

    Great, great post. #2 Son was grinning ear to ear when I showed it to him.

  5. wrm said

    Oi! South Africa’s not *that* bad!


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