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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gobsmacked!

And "Brilliant" as well. I normally do not post about students but had two "from across the pond" from the UK today. They visit here regularly on work. They wanted to shoot something. Guess what.  I obliged. 

Really great guys. Sharp as hell and did not miss a beat in the classroom. What did they want to shoot? A M1911! I sorta coughed one up (Combat Commander with CT laser and Trijicon night sights). They also shot a Colt Detective Special in .38 Special  and my little Colt M-4 in .22 caliber.  They also ripped a few rounds through a new Airweight .38. They also picked up a Model 64-1 .38 Revolver. 

So now sigh..... They asked about the age of the Detective Special. I told them it was made in 1973. They informed me that the revolver was older then them. Sigh.. 

No matter, I have new friends now and they visit frequently and do secret squirrel stuff with a prominent manufacturer here for MoD.  

I await the pictures! 

They had fun. Gobsmacked?!?!? What does that mean?

Today was fantastic. They will be back and I will get them on a shotgun!


 

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like they had a fun day. ;) I think gobsmacked means astonished or surprised, something like that. Don't let the age thing get to ya, that just means you can be crafty and keep them off balance with dry sarcasm.

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    1. Grog, heh! True that and welcome!

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  2. So fun!! Such a neat thing when you meet new people and hit it off.

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    1. It is! I think I had as much fun as my new friends.

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  3. LOL, glad that went well, and they just 'might' have had a bit of training... :-)

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  4. Gobsmacked means astonished or astounded, but it's no surprise to me that anyone at all is surprised by how much fun firearms are, in general.

    The ONLY surprise is when actors like Sly Stallone proclaim firearms to be the bane of American society, after making his living portraying one of the most violent characters in movies. Okay, it's not a surprise - but it's tragic.

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  5. Yay hooray!! "Blown-away" is another way to put it. Having repeat visits is great, the joy of anticipation.

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    1. I look forward to shooting with my friends when they return.

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