I haven’t written much lately. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to write about or that I didn’t feel like writing, but sometimes you just have more important things to do than spend time on your gun hobby. That all changed on Saturday when I got to spend some time at the pistol range with a good friend of mine.
Before Saturday, I hadn’t been to the gun range in over 10 weeks, an eternity for a guy who usually shoots twice a month. But what made this range day special was being able to take a buddy shooting who has been having a rough time. My friend, lets call him John (not his real name) is going through a tough bout with cancer. John has a great outlook and is a real fighter. I am sure he is going to beat this thing, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
John and I headed to the range with a number of pistols to shoot, and we had a great time. Another friend of ours came along and brought a few big range toys with him. It was a blast getting to see John shooting a Desert Eagle in .50AE and a Smith & Wesson 500. John’s grin was from ear to ear and isn’t coming off any time soon.
From .22LR to 500 S&W, we had a great time. Maybe it was my best day at the range ever. Not because of the guns we shot or the groupings we had, but because of the company we kept.
A lot of people are going through tough times right now. Who can you share your love of shooting with? Can you brighten their day with good company and a day at the range?