Sunday, November 04, 2007

Guns 'N Tuff Stuff

So, I guess the last time I wrote Pluto was still a planet and being called 'The Biggest Loser' was not a good thing. My how things change.

Anyways, for work we got to go to a place called the Big Shot Ranch a week or so ago. It was a range for shooting guns. For the first while we went from station to station shooting different arrangements of skeet (clay pigeons).

After we finished shooting, we had a great lunch of tri-tip steak and pork loin roast. This is when the afternoon went from awesome to incredible. Following lunch, we went back out to the range and that's when they pulled out the heavy artillery.... literally.

The first gun we got to shoot was a .50 caliber sniper rifle.



This gun was huge. This gun has a 1.5 mile effective range. When the gun went off, you could feel the shock of it all around. It was like a cannon.


The interesting thing about the whole shooting of this monster was that even though I was one of the smaller, weaker guys, I really just made that gun look good. It was almost uncanny. :)

When we finished shooting the .50 cal sniper rifle, we had one last treat to play with. The last gun.... well, I'll just let the video speak for itself.


video

Man, that was fun stuff. I highly recommend this.

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1 comment:

d/b/c/m said...

oh my goodness. you just brought back the painful memory of blasting my own shoulder off with you and lance. i think you'd be a better pumpkin carving teacher than shooting range teacher.