Photos of our target shooting activities

NOTE: Newer items are on top.

During our visit to Washington DC to see Dan's parents, the guys (Dan, his dad Fred, and Allen) went to a shooting range in Virginia. Here, Dan managed to catch the muzzle flash, as he took a photo of Allen shooting the M1911 .45 caliber pistol.

Here, Dan's dad Fred shoots the M1911 pistol. He was a good sport – I didn't know until afterward that he had never shot a pistol any larger than .22 caliber, and here he's happily shooting a .45 caliber for the first time!

Now it's Dan's turn with the .45 caliber pistol.

Dan was fairly proud of his performance with the M1911 .45 caliber pistol – this is (I think) six shots at about 30 feet.

On the same range visit, we also rented a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver.
Allen's turn...

...and Fred's turn...

...and finally we rented a 9mm Glock 34, which is a long-barrel target pistol.
Fred's turn...

...and Allen's turn.

As a special treat for Allen, when Dan was away with him for a weekend, they went to a range in north Georgia that rents fully automatic guns! Here Allen shoots an Uzi submachine gun...and you can see the shell casings flying...

Here Allen is shooting a Thompson .45 caliber submachine gun – the famous " Tommy Gun." This specimen was an M1A1, as issued to American troops in WW2...almost like a hands-on history lesson!

Dan took a turn with the Thompson, too.

Allen enjoying a day at the range in early October 2010, with a friend's 1977 Ruger Single Six .22 revolver.

Allen shooting a Remington 597 .22 rifle, between his friends David and Alex.

A proud dad's view over Allen's shoulder as he safely and accurately shoots the .22 revolver.

In July, our friend Steve hosted a shooting party at his property - here, Dan is shooting his .22 Ruger (photo © Cupid Thornton)

The next six photos are from the same event...

Here, Phil and Pastor Steve lay out their equipment for a morning of shooting.

Pastor Steve shooting his Glock.

Tracy shoots Steve's Taurus Judge .45 pistol (Dan got a chance to shoot it, too.)

Our friend Jane shooting Phil's AR-15 (a semi-automatic version of the U.S. battle rifle). Dan got to shoot this one,, with a noticeable kick from the recoil...

Mark showing Trevor how to use his .22 Ruger 10/22 rifle. (Dan has found it very rewarding to involve young people in the shooting sports.)

We had an excellent time of fun and fellowship!

Anne having fun, and doing very well, shooting with Dad at the Ocmulgee outdoor range in July 2010. Anne had the idea of shooting blocks of ice, and we found that they shatter in a most satisfying way!

In May 2010, Dan went by himself to the Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area shooting range. It's been recently renovated, and is a very nice outdoor range, just south of Savannah.

Dan tested his red dot sight at Richmond Hill that day at 100 feet, which is pretty long range for a handgun. I think this was 40 shots...

In March 2010 I went shooting with my friend Jim (at my friend Steve's property - thanks, Steve!) always, we did everything in strict compliance with Georgia law and standard firearms safety principles. Here, Jim is shooting Dan's .22 Ruger handgun, with Dan's new red dot scope. (Always use your eye and ear protection!)

This is Jim's target - 8 inch total diameter, showing his prowess with the Ruger at 40 feet, hand-held. (Good job, Jim!)

Steve lent us his Marlin 25 .22 rifle - thanks, again, Steve!

Dan's results with the Marlin rifle, 7 shots, 40 feet, from bench rest.

Here, in a photo by Anne, Dan is instructing Allen's friend Mario in the safe and proper operation of Dan's .22 target pistol, at the Georgia Wildlife Management Area shooting range in Hawkinsville.

A wider photo by Anne of Dan, Allen, and Mario.

Anne also took this one, of Allen shooting while Dan watches (also at the WMA range).

Anne took this photo of her friend Katie getting ready to shoot. (Note the proper technique: gun is pointed in a safe direction, and her finger is off the trigger!)

Anne using Dan's pistol to pop some balloons.

In early January 2010, we took our old broken computer out in the woods and shot it! Dan and Allen used Dan's .22 Ruger handgun, and our friend Steve lent us his Marlin 25 .22 rifle. Here's Allen taking a shot with the rifle. (Note the safety equipment. Always use eye and ear protection!)

At the moment of impact (in a frame from our video camera), you can see some keys going flying. (All of this, by the way, was done in strict compliance with Georgia law and standard firearms safety principles.)

Then later we shot some other things. Here a can of soda pop explodes on impact.

This is what a laptop computer looks like after about 200 shots with .22 caliber guns... (You can watch a video of us doing this on Youtube -- click here!)

In November 2009, Dan and Allen went to the Eagle Gun Range in Macon, and rented their .45 caliber Glock model 21 semi-automatic pistol. Allen really enjoyed it.

Then, later in January, Dan and Allen went back to Eagle Gun Range and rented their .44 Magnum Ruger Super Redhawk revolver. It's the biggest firearm they rent, so we had to try it! Allen decided the recoil hurt his hand, but he kept going anyway -- he's a good sport.

All the rest of the photos on this page are just targets (Dan's showing off...)

Dan, 30 shots, from 50 feet, two-handed standing, with red dot sight, at the Richmond Hill Range -- about a 2-inch group.

Dan, 20 shots, from 25 feet, one handed standing, .22 Ruger Mark III.

Dan, 5 shots, from 15 feet, two-handed standing, .38 caliber Smith and Wesson model 638 revolver.

Dan, 6 shots, from 20 feet, two-handed standing, .44 Magnum caliber Ruger Super Redhawk.

Dan, 19 shots, from 25 feet, two handed bench rest, .22 Ruger Mark III.

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