Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Son, A Shotgun, and Some Shells...

...are a combination that amount to a good time at the Trap Range. I had expected to spend a good part of the day at the range today, but as things would have it I wound up having to watch my mom last night and for part of today. My sister-in-law came out to relieve me today and brought my son Brendan with her. Brendan and I then headed to the range. We only had just over an hour to shoot so we went to the Trap Range.

We only have the one shotgun, an 870, so Brendan shot the first round. He only hit 4 of the clays. I shot next and hit 10 out of 25. Brendan then shot the next two rounds and got about 6 on his second round, but improved to 12 on the last round. He changed his style a bit by that third round and it seemed to make a good deal of difference and he improved considerably. This was the first outing to the Trap Range for us this year. Hopefully we will get to shoot there at least a few times during the spring and summer.

It sure was a nice day for this today. Temps in the low to mid 50s, slight breeze, blue skies; and some quality time spent with my son. Brendan got some color; and the freckles started to come out on both of us. Things don't get much better than that! If we had had more time, we would have hit the rifle range too, but things just did not work out that way. Maybe next time for the rifle range. All in all though it was a great time if only a short one; but then I guess we have to take happiness as it comes to us.

All the best,
Glenn B