Karlon N. Rama
THE election period has formally begun and it will be five months till local shooting events resume.
Gun club members will wait for June, excitement growing with each passing month. For gun club management, each passing month means getting deeper into the red.
WITH this piece, I hope for the start of regularity; that there will be no more missed deadlines for this gun-loving pen-packer.
I am afraid, however, that this is going to be tough to keep.
HOW hard is the concept of gravity to grasp? It doesn’t seem too complicated. If I throw a rock straight up in the air, it will straight into the ground.
Newton was said to have formulated his Universal Law of Gravitation when an apple fell on his head. He said something must have pulled on the apple to make it fall. This, most certainly, isn’t a true story. But visualizing it that way makes the physics fun.
A LARGE part of getting a shot accurately on a target is getting the stance and presentation right. This is indisputable.
However, there are times when stance and presentation must be sacrificed in the name of speed, as in shooting while moving, and shooting behind low and irregularly shaped cover.
A lot has been written here about guns—masterfully-crafted and artistically-rendered manifestation of engineering excellence—and the people who shoot them.
The art and the disciplines that compose shooting have been discussed rather thoroughly as well; presented from a more tactical or defensive orientation, given the times we live in.
AS I’m writing this, an immaculate Ruger GP100 lies a spitting distance from my face, just beneath the computer monitor.
And as it lies there, I’m getting an irritating voice from the child within telling me to write a wee bit faster so I can go to the range and shoot with the thing before the sun sets.
I RECENTLY had some range time with two ladies.
WHAT is it with the word “generation” that it turns smart people into that which Thomas Tusser describes as he that soon parts with his money?
This Tusser guy died 59 years after Magellan croaked in Mactan but if he were here now, in this day and age, he’d have observed and written the same thing.
I’m getting my news of the Summer Olympics in London via Twitter; thanks to people who are lucky enough to be there (notice me turning green with envy).
But beyond the stories of the grand opening and of our 11 athletes, including shooter Brian Rosario who is competing in skeet, there’s an odd story about how there is one team in London with knockoff gear.
WHILE giving me a lift home Monday night, a friend showed me his carry-gun – part of the Centennial family of five-shot snubbies—the stainless Smith & Wesson 640 in .357 magnum.
The double-action-only gun had dings and scratches, earning it character. This told me that it had been amply carried in deep concealment.