Friday, September 9, 2011

family range date

 Late yesterday afternoon, we went on a family outing to the gun range.

Shooting is one of Travis' hobbies/passions.  (I kind of enjoy it, myself, too.)

Callan will be growing up with guns in the house, and going on shooting dates with his Dad, so we figure the younger we expose him to gun safety, respect, and appreciation, the better.  He may not understand a bit of it right now at 10 months old, but he's watching us, and kids are sponges.
With experience and training, comes knowledge.

The range is about 20-25 minutes from our house.
Through Oklahoma countryside and down a few red dirt roads.

We had the range to ourselves for most of the evening, which was wonderful. 

Callan and I spent some time in the car while Travis fired the shotgun.  That sucker is loud.

The rest of the time, we spent out of the car.  Breathing in that clean country air.

*This is where I would insert the video of  me shooting a shotgun for the first time, but I can't get the video to load for some reason.  When/if I figure it out, I'll share it.* 

Before loading back in the car to head home, we took a few moments to snap a few 10 month pictures of the little man.  But he was more interested in the dirt.

This spur of the moment trip out to the range was, really, a lot of fun.
Family time, guns, and fresh air.
Can't beat that.  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Shooting is one of our favorite pastimes as well. I was never into guns until Wayne and I got back to the States 20 years ago, and it took off from there. Used to be that I'd tag along when he went to look at another gun; now we buy "dueling" guns: one for Wayne, one for Connie! LOL