I had high hopes of doing more posts while I was there but my internet was less than dial up caliber, and I couldn’t stay on line long enough to do anything.
I was able to make it to Media Day at the range…WOW! It was a little overwhelming but The Gun Diva herself, and the Gun Dudes, helped me navigate. I shot Clays for the first time. Well, actually, I shot at the clays and watched them fall to the ground, fully intact. ;-) I got a lesson in knife throwing, actually got one to stick!!! It is harder to do than it looks!
|no clays were injured in the making of this photo|
|Gun Diva and me, might huntresses...Thank you Mule Deer Foundation for having this magnificent animal on display|
I shot steel for the first time. I’m hooked! Several of the silhouettes have little doors in them that swing open and closed when you shoot them. I ping-pinged the door open and closed and open and closed…Loved the instant feedback! It rates pretty high on the “giggle factor”. Then, the new Kriss Vector…wow. Full Auto! That grin took hours to go away!
Lots of guns! Lots of chances to shoot! I fired the new Caracal 308 rifle, first time shooting at 100 yds, hit the target, both times! YEA!
Shooting is fun, but when you add in the new models and the manufacturers provide the ammo!!
I got to spend lots of time with friends, old and new. Gun Diva, she is like the younger sister I never had. Becky Lou Lacock, my long distance BFF! Kathy Jackson, easily one of the most awesome women I know. Met some of my favorite folks, one of whom was Julianna Crowder of A Girl and a Gun Shooting League. I love her! I hung out with the Flashbang crew, how they get any work done…they are all dynamic, smart, funny. I adopted Trent as my little brother!
I met so many people, all of who were wonderful. I sran out of time long before I ran out of show!
I want to send a special Shout Out to Rumpfs and Anglers Book sellers for letting me do book signings in their booths. Skyhorse Publishing for letting me write my book, and the next two that are coming! A Special Thank You to Brittney Starr for inviting me to the Womans Outdoor and Shooting Industry event. It was formal, and she did an amazing job, we walked a red carpet, got photographed, felt like celebrities! I met some incredible women that night.
|With the one and only Ms. Kathy Jackson|
|Flashbang Julie and Lisa Looper|
|The lovely force of nature, Julianna Crowder|
Then, as I was sitting on the plane to come home, the man next to me was coming from Shot Show, and we talked through the whole flight to LA (routed through LA back to DC).
It was pretty amazing.