Action at a distance

There's something amazing about initiating an action and seeing the results somewhere else. Think about it next time you flick on a light switch, or toss a pebble into a calm lake, even when you click on the link to get here. Possibly the best example of this fascination is the remote control on your TeeVee.

In shooting, a slight movement of your index finger causes a hole to appear in a sheet of paper far away:

If you're shooting trap or skeet, you can make an orange clay disk burst into fragments. In action shooting, you make steel plates or poppers "ping" and fall down.

It's impossible to describe. If you've done it, you know. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?

Shoot Safe!

As you're aware unless you just got reanimated from cryogenic suspension, guns have a bad rap in the U.S. This is unfortunate for more reasons than I can go into here.

To try to clear some of the misunderstandings about guns, as well as to promote the safe and proper handling of all firearms, I am an active Basic Firearms instructor. If you live in the Northern New Mexico area, and are interested in learning more about firearms, please give me a holler.


To find out more about the proper use of firearms, visit the rec.guns FAQ server.

Ed Santiago /