Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


His trusty Red Rider

Ok, so it isn't a Red Rider.

But, Hot Rod went shooting today with dad and Gadfly and the .22 his dad got him and Pickle for Christmas a few years back.

That gun looks so big next the boy.

I'm surprised his tongue isn't sticking out. He does that when he is concentrating at baseball. That is Gadfly in the striped shirt to the right of the boy.

That is a happy boy.

He likes his little target that he can really see how he's shooting. Not how we planned to spend the day today. I'm sitting around watching an arena football game when the doorbell rings and it is Gadfly just stopping by. Stinkerbelle is doing the white trash baby look in nothing but her underwear. The house is a wreck, of course. He can't come when it is clean. *sigh* Oh well. The boys went and had fun. Stinkerbelle took a nap and I managed to get some work done.


  • At 8:32 AM, June 05, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I enjoyed plinking with your little snubnose .38

    Off the sandbags, I could hit reasonably well with it.

  • At 9:01 AM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is that a peep sight mounted on the .22's rear sight base? Just curious as it doesn't look like original equipment.

    You may want to tell AoD to consider getting a Yugoslavian SKS right now. They are still dirt cheap, about $150 for new/excellent issued condition and $80 for good issued condition, right now. The SKS has a shorter than usual buttstock (it was intended to be fired while wearing heavy winter clothing), so the boys should be a pretty good fit. The SKS's 7.62 x 39mm round is very close to the .30-30 balistically, is pretty cheap (at least as far as centerfire cartridges go), and would make a good transition from rimfire to larger centerfire rifles.

    The SKS also makes a dandy SHTF longarm, if you're into that kind of thing.

  • At 2:09 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    NO, not a peep sight. I think it is just a piece of brass that is playing tricks on the camera.

    Thing is he is only 7 and I am concerned about recoil reducing his enjoyment and causing him to develop a flinch. I have a SAR-1. Is recoil moderated in the SKS compared to an AK style weapon?

    I would like to pick up an AR-15 one year since the light recoil in that platform and caliber (.223) should be enjoyable for the kids to shoot and shouldn't break the bank feeding it.

  • At 4:17 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The SKS is heavier than the AK family of variants, weighing about 8 or so pounds. Compared to the M16-A2 I used to carry at Ft. Hood, the recoil is noticable, but not bad. About the same as a bolt action .243 The weight helps and its more of a pushing straight back with little climb when fired from the bench rest.

    I've seen AR longarms starting at around $600 or so, if ordered from a wholesaler via your local FFL.

  • At 8:01 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you want to try out the SKS sometime, let me know and we'll set up a time to burn a few boxes of ammo.


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