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A.R.T. Day

American Range Trip Day. June 23rd. Go to a shooting range. Fire 1 round of ammo for every year since the Bill of Rights was ratified at a suitable target or targets (one which will help you maintain if not improve your skill). .30 battle rifles preferred but use whatever you wish. Take a friend along. Since this is a non political blog I'll refer you to this post on my site for the why's & such. Have fun.

My Favorite Veteran's Favorite Weapon

My father never actually saw any combat duty but served as a BAR gunner during the occupation of Japan. Though he never had to view the horrors of the battlefield, he was assigned to the island of Kyushu...occupying a city called Nagasaki. He has never spoken about what he saw at all that I know of...but we did get him to write down the filthy (and seemingly interminable) song he still remembers from boot camp! It's a start...

On July 4th of this year I managed to arrange a "present" for my father and he got to fire a Browning Automatic Rifle, the weapon he trained on when he was 17, for the first time in 56 years. If anyone ever needed to know whether or not Class III full-auto ownership was a "good" thing take one look at the smile on his face in the following picture, it says it all. The first words out of his mouth when he finished off the magazine were, "That is sweet!" And for you purists...yes, this BAR is in the "cavalry" configuration (about 8" shorter than normal), it has a Swedish pistol grip installed, that is a decidedly not period ACOG scope, and those with sharp eyes surely recognized the M-60 flash hider. Believe me, it beats the heck out of when it was in the green and gold "big pimpin' configuration" (not for the BAR fan with heart problems!)

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Happy Veterans Day Dad and All Other Veterans!!

Thank you for fighting to preserve our country, our freedom, and our right to bear arms.

U.F.B. (Unidentified Flying Brass)

Machine gun shoots are too much fun to keep quiet about.

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