Laughing too hard to hit anything!
A couple of center fire shooters hard at it. Dean's got a pin on its side. Not a good thing, as if you don't hit it square with your next shot, it just spins around, and won't go off the table. (click for larger)
Al and Dennis, a two of our fastest wheel-gunners, in serious competition. Kelvin refereeing. Yes, those stripes on his sleeve are for marksmanship! (click for larger)
Dean putting his wheel-gun to work. One pin down, one on the way, three to go. (click for larger)
KeeWee and the Beretta, getting a sight picture, before sending the pins flying. (click for larger)
KeeWee and I just got back from the pin shoot in Coupeville, and it must have been all of you pulling for us, as we came out purty dang well, considering!
We compete in the rim fire pin top classes, not cuz we're cheap, but, well, 22 ammo sure does cost less than center fire stuff.!
Anyhow, in the optical sight class, I entered two guns, my Smith & Wesson model 422, and my Hi Standard Supermatic Citation.
KeeWee entered the optical class with the Beretta U22 Neos. I timed in with the 422 in second, and fourth with the Hi Standard. I had a couple of rounds fail to fire with the Hi Standard, and lost some time there. KeeWee timed in some where around sixth.
Once the competition started for real, I managed to narrowly squeak by Al in The first flight, and narrowly past JimP in the second flight. Due to the quirks of byes, I ended up shooting against myself, and when that happens, you pick the gun to continue with from there, and put the other one away, so the Smith & Wesson went back into the case.
The real action was in the third flight, where KeeWee kicked some MAJOR butt!! Keep in mind that she's been shooting, let alone competing, for less than a year. (I keep trying to claim credit for the coaching and gunsmithing, but no one's buying it!)
She dusted off LouG in the first round, and did so convincingly. Lou's a darn good shooter, and was looking a little long in the face, being whupped by a newcomer. KeeWee then went on to blow away RaineyL, and Rainey's no slouch , either. KeeWee was on a roll, putting LarryF in the dust with ease. By then everyone was cheering and clapping, rooting for KeeWee.
You all can see where this is heading, huh? Yup, it was KeeWee up against Mr. Completely for all the marbles. I DID manage to get by her this time, but I know it's not always going to happen that way, and there will be days when I figuratively become another notch in that cool little Beretta. Not today, however.
NO ONE takes KeeWee for granted any more, she's a tough competitor, and if you make a mistake, she'll eat your lunch, you can COUNT on it!
The iron sight class was a complete riot. I've never in my life seen such a bunch of screw-balls. We were all laughing so hard it was hard to shoot with tears in your eyes! Just about every table could have gone either way, but it ended up with Mr. Completely and PhilW in the final, with Phil taking the prize. We were both laughing so hard neither one of us could hit anything, and even the spectators were practically rolling on the ground laughing.
The iron sight final was without a doubt the poorest display of marksmanship I've seen in a long time. Phil had kicked me in the shins just before the match, figuring that might rattle me, but I countered by blowing in his ear and smiling at him. I KNOW it rattled him, but just not QUITE enough. Phil shot terrible, I shot even worse. Phil won...........
Final scoring showed Mr. Completely taking first and third in the optical sight class, with KeeWee bringing home second place. In rim fire iron sight class Phil W won it, with Mr. Completely second. Not a bad day's outing at the range.
You can't say WE don't have a lot of fun, when WE go shooting, by golly!