To: TC Rider
First shotgun, as a 12 yr old:
Ithaca 12 guage single shot breachload. No buttpad.
You didn’t shoot unless you KNEW you were going to hit your target.
posted on 05/12/2009 11:43:13 AM PDT
(Go Galt now, Bowman later)
At 12? DAMN, dad wanted to raise one tough kid, eh?
posted on 05/12/2009 11:48:37 AM PDT
by Travis T. OJustice
(I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
I had the same experience and avoid the 12 gauge due to my memories of throbbing pain, except I was 38, not 12 at the time. Still, it makes me sad that I'm such a wimp.
My friend has a cool Saiga assault shotgun, and while it is fun to pose with for photo ops, I will most likely never fire it due to the pain it inflicts upon me.
posted on 05/12/2009 11:49:14 AM PDT
by I Buried My Guns
(I just hope CW2 comes before my creaky knees give out completely!)
Mine was an 870, about the same age. Ouch is an understatement.
First handgun was .44 Navy Colt that dad has from some ancestor in the Civil War. Fired two rounds from that black powdered ba$tard and realized that a lot of cowboy movies were lies.
posted on 05/12/2009 11:56:08 AM PDT
(Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
You didnt shoot unless you KNEW you were going to hit your target.
Great advise for every shot. Cuts down on the noise and need for expensive ammunition.
posted on 05/12/2009 2:34:59 PM PDT
by An Old Man
(Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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