Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pistols and Pie - Sunday at the Range
But fortunately, the drive was clear, the range was open, and my friends arrived on schedule.
The backdrop had definitely been perforated but I had a fresh target. The first couple of shots were way low, the third, too high. One of the range officers recognized the Norwegian curse words as they left my mouth and came over and gave me a hint on my trigger pull; overeager, the first shots were way too snappy. I heeded his advice and the next shots migrated to center and stayed there for the most part.
I was surprised how rusty I'd gotten in just a few months. That's why scheduling practice time, whether warm or cold, for some range proficiency is essential for self defense shooting. I also recommend training with certified instructors for beginners or just honing your skills. In just a few months of leave and desk duty, my"up close and personal" skills went from "tactical ninja" to "OK if attacked by elderly Panda on Ambien".
Tam had her 22 blasting away like a nail gun.
I said goodbye to everyone and thanked the folks at Tactical Firearms Training who keep the range running on the weekends for the public. Check their website for a listing of NRA pistol classes for men, women, beginner to advanced. (the addy is on the picture below). Their instructors are knowledgeable and patient and all of the staff that works Eagle Creek are just the nicest bunch of folks you could meet.
Snappy Trigger Tart? Cuss the Target Custard? "Oh Nuts!" ??
I'll keep it simple.
Maple Bourbon Walnut Pie. Walnuts caramelized with honey, butter and a pinch of cayenne, in a homemade crust over which is poured a custard of pure maple syrup, eggs, Bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon and teeny hint of orange zest.
Pistols and Pie. Sunday afternoon doesn't get a whole lot better.
Posted by Brigid at 6:02 PM