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    Sporting Clays is a lot of fun. “Golf with a shotgun”.
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    I did Sporting Clays for a short time. It was becoming a money pit real quick. I had to quit or file bankruptcy.

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    I don't play sporting clays often enough. Sitting on 14K in birds and shells for the Winchester 101 neutral cant O/U. I need the neutral cant as I fire long guns from the left shoulder.

    The real money pit is the shed that houses 24K rds of 9mm; 15K of 45acp; 18K of 223; 8K of nato surplus 762x51; 3K of 357/38; 55K rds of 22lr; a few K of 380acp and the two safes stuffed with toys to shoot the above.
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    During my tournament days I was using a K-80 for the main events and the carrier barrel and tubes for the subs.
    On the fun events or say a 50 target practice, I used to like to go around again and take a new shooter with me that hadn’t done well- and help them double or triple their score.
    The group I was associated with held charity events to benefit Make-a-Wish. It was fun and through the years we had raised more than 70K for the charity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    During my tournament days I was using a K-80 for the main events and the carrier barrel and tubes for the subs.
    On the fun events or say a 50 target practice, I used to like to go around again and take a new shooter with me that hadn’t done well- and help them double or triple their score.
    The group I was associated with held charity events to benefit Make-a-Wish. It was fun and through the years we had raised more than 70K for the charity.
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    The lion does not even bother to turn his head when he hears the small dog barking.

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    Guns and knives

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    I got a Ruger PC9 carbine this weekend. It should fit nicely in one of my saddlebags.
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    First let me say that PC9 is a sweet breakdown gun and Kudos to Ruger for making it possible to use multiple Ruger 9mm pistol mags including Glock mags. Don't know of any other Maker who would have made that possible.

    I grew up on a farm; guns and knives were a big part of my childhood. First thing my brother and I learned was gun safety from our Father. I was a hunter in those days; got my first bb gun at 5 and no bird or grasshopper was safe on the farm until I was 9 yo. That's when my brother gave me his old 22 single shot which I shot many rabbits, bull frogs and squirrel for my mother to fry up. After that it was a M14 which I shot the second highest score ( just under 250) in my battalion in basic training. I think I owe that to my bb gun days. I got beat out by a mountain boy from Rogers Ark.; he probably grew up with a bb gun too. I also qualified on the m60 and 50cal. once in country, VN.

    In my adult years I hunted deer and shot clays but both have become too expensive for me.
    In Texas I am licensed to carry and usually a vintage Walthers ppks is my personal choice for close in work. My long gun is a 12ga. Rem 870 Mariner, loaded with hi explosives which decorates my old truck. Having guns in one thing but knowing how to use them is another. I would suggest all who have guns to practice shooting them a lot and of course gun safety for you and your family.

    Knives: My EDC's are a Boye folder lockback/pocket clip with cobalt blade. Best in the world for cutting cord/rope/line/webbing. Also a Cobalt fixed blade 4" Boye Bacis3 with a cord wrapped handle in a belt sheath. It's good for dicing, slicing and cutting rope. I have numerous knives but these two are the ones I use the most. I sail a lot and these two are the most useful to me.

    No guns here in Taiwan for peaceful people; only the bad guys have them and they do. Mostly it's the Mafia fighting each other, kind of like Mexico. Many pocket knives here are illegal to carry also, but a not a butcher knife, so I carry what is legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22600 View Post
    __________________________________________________ _________________

    First let me say that PC9 is a sweet breakdown gun and Kudos to Ruger for making it possible to use multiple Ruger 9mm pistol mags including Glock mags. Don't know of any other Maker who would have made that possible.
    Ruger is a good company IMO. If you need something fixed, it isn't gone for months. They have turned "investment casting" into an art form.

    I grew up on a farm; guns and knives were a big part of my childhood. First thing my brother and I learned was gun safety from our Father. I was a hunter in those days; got my first bb gun at 5 and no bird or grasshopper was safe on the farm until I was 9 yo. That's when my brother gave me his old 22 single shot which I shot many rabbits, bull frogs and squirrel for my mother to fry up. After that it was a M14 which I shot the second highest score ( just under 250) in my battalion in basic training. I think I owe that to my bb gun days. I got beat out by a mountain boy from Rogers Ark.; he probably grew up with a bb gun too. I also qualified on the m60 and 50cal. once in country, VN.
    Part of a well rounded growing up

    In my adult years I hunted deer and shot clays but both have become too expensive for me.
    In Texas I am licensed to carry and usually a vintage Walthers ppks is my personal choice for close in work. My long gun is a 12ga. Rem 870 Mariner, loaded with hi explosives which decorates my old truck. Having guns in one thing but knowing how to use them is another. I would suggest all who have guns to practice shooting them a lot and of course gun safety for you and your family.

    Knives: My EDC's are a Boye folder lockback/pocket clip with cobalt blade. Best in the world for cutting cord/rope/line/webbing. Also a Cobalt fixed blade 4" Boye Bacis3 with a cord wrapped handle in a belt sheath. It's good for dicing, slicing and cutting rope. I have numerous knives but these two are the ones I use the most. I sail a lot and these two are the most useful to me.

    No guns here in Taiwan for peaceful people; only the bad guys have them and they do. Mostly it's the Mafia fighting each other, kind of like Mexico. Many pocket knives here are illegal to carry also, but a not a butcher knife, so I carry what is legal.
    Interesting story
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    Here's an earlier thread showing 50% of respondents carrying firearms for longer trips...

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...arm&highlight=

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    I've been shooting since I was around 12, grandfather started me with simple single shot .22lr around camp empty teaching me gun safety, then graduated to shooting rats at the dump. The following year my mother enrolled me in the local rod and gun club Jr. NRA shooting program. We met once or twice a week, all volunteers, local law enforcement guys and couple of gun shop owners. We were learning indoor rifle shooting, different positions, 50 foot, for NRA certification, I did this until I was 17, loved the challenge. 40 years later still shooting when I can, have an S&W 9mm MP Pro 5" barrel, sweet shooter. I also shoot clay's with a Mossberg 930, 28", cheap but efficient, nice turkey gun as well. My goto rifle is a simple 30-30 from Henry with a 1x4 leupold scope, nice for hunting and plinking out to 100 yards. I reload my own ammo for the 9mm and .30 cal, as well as casting my own bullets for the .30. It's an interesting hobby which makes things more affordable and I like the learning. Someday I'd really like to get into longer range 200 plus yard shooting, maybe after retirement.
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    Sporting clays

    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    I’m a shotgunner. Sporting clays. It keeps me honest so my pointer doesn’t have an issue if I miss. The look you get. If you have a birder you know what I’m talking about.
    Also I like smoke poles. Flinters to be precise
    Started shooting sporting clays a couple years ago. After a year of a 870, I bought a Versa-max tactical. Super smooth and doesn't hurt after shooting it all day. Took some grief from some guys for bringing a tactical shotgun on a sporting clays course, then one tried it. Now there are more Versa-max's. Some field guns, some tactical. Otherwise not much difference between the models. Like the other guy said, it's like golf with a shotgun.

    Used to shoot some long range, thinking about getting back into that. Sold that gun so I'll have to start all over...

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