Another 4 1/2 miles today…
This was ‘typical’ of the crowd scene. But it was VERY polite. It’s a lousy pan shot, but it was BUSY today.
Good to see some old friends, and to meet one of my beta readers, thanks for hunting me down Tom!
Quality is something one pays for. There is a reason that certain folks are well known for their ‘high priced’ guns…
Ed Brown, Doug Turnbull, and Les Baer are three that I saw today. Due to the crowds, I didn’t get any pictures at the Ed Brown or Turnbull booths, due to not being able to get a decent shot. I went by the Baer booth and got this pic of Les’ carry pistol, which is a 1911 in Super 38.
I know Les said this is his every day carry piece, but I didn’t see a scratch on it anywhere! Obviously he’s better at carrying than I am… LOL
And speaking of quality pistols, saw this one at Volquartsen booth. It has a nice little paint scheme on it too!
This young lady is the epitome of ‘Can Do’! McKenna Dahl is a member of Team USA, and was in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. And that medal in front of here is the Bronze she won in the 10M air rifle prone.
A very personable young lady, she suffers from amyoplasia arthrogryposis, is in a wheelchair, and has issues with her left hand. Yet with all that, she’s overcome those obstacles, learned to shoot, competed internationally, and beat some of the best in the world! Anyone who says ‘gurls’ can’t shoot to her, she’d probably laugh in their faces, and give them a running head start, then show them how well SHE can shoot! 🙂
And I’ll close with this one, which was pretty funny…
Grandpa was pushing the boy on his cart, as the boy was tuckered out! He was collecting pins while grandpa, grandma, and mother were shopping for carry pistols.
I was very happy to see the younger folks out, and single females, along with families with children looking at various ‘things’. While not as ‘focused’ as what we saw in Dallas, the folks I saw today were very knowledgeable, had good ideas of what they wanted, and were asking good questions.
I went by the Brownell’s booth and chatted with Roy Hill for a few minutes, sadly Frank Brownell didn’t make it out this year. And for those of you who remember Larry Weeks from Brownell’s, Roy said he’s enjoying retirement, playing with sprint cars, and spending a couple of months a year in Australia.
I won’t be here for Day 3, due to things I have to do Monday, but the other folks will be here and blogging, so check out the usual suspects!