I just returned Sunday night from a quick trip down to the Outer Banks, NC to visit my extended family and enjoy myself on the beach for a few days.

I hope this nextstatement doesn’t dissuade anyone from continuing to read this blog; I like to shoot guns, and every time I head down to the Outer Banks I am sure to bring my pistol and (new) rifle with me since the ranges are MUCH more lax than around here. Plus, I don’t think I’ve been to an indoor range anywhere in the South, and it’s A LOT nicer to shoot outdoors than inside of a confined range where a gunshot blast sounds a million times louder! I also can purchase ammo from Wal-Mart for a drastically cheaper price and haul it back to DC for a rainy day, so to speak.

On to the pictures…

I can’t say it enough; right place, righttime, and prior preparation and planning prevents poor performance. Sorry, flashback from my military days…anyways, when Amy and I showed up to the range on Saturday morning the pistol section was closed off due to “cowboys,” as listed at the trailer (yes trailer) that regulates the range. At first I was kind of bummed, but then I saw these guys and realized what a great photo opportunity I have available.

I walked over and introduced myself and just like most groups of old guys; they were extremely cordial. Theyhad no problem with me shooting them during their internal event and just asked that I stayed behind the firing line, not a problem. It turns out these guys are part of bigger group called the SASS or Single Action Shooting Society and they get together every 4th Saturday of every month to run through staged events.

I only breifly talked to a few of their members (I also went over there to ask them for help after a cartridge became lodged in my SKS) and one of them took the time out to break down the events, which you can find more information on here if you’re interested. The quick and dirty; they have to fire two pistots, one rifle, and one shotgun at a series of Hogan’s Alley(that’s what they’re really called, “You have to use your hands? That’s like a baby’s toy“)style targets. There’s plenty more info listed on their site if you care to take the time out?

If not enjoy the pic and look for an album on my site within the next week.

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