Day 43

Yesterday Chris Ellis – who does media relations for Timney Triggers and the Freedom Group – and I were stuck in Chicago until 9:15 PM. We landed in Charleston, WV around 11:30 and had a sleepy drive down the Turnpike. I arrived home at 2:00 AM.

My wonderful wife had attempted to mow the grass in my absence – it was getting shin high. I’m not sure is she was being nice or trying to tell me something. At any rate, the mower was setting in the middle of the yard. She said it would not start. (I think this was her subtle way of letting me know I have been slacking on my home chores.)

This morning I drafted an article on Mossberg’s new 535 Deer / Turkey shotgun and conducted a test of six handgun and five long gun lasers in an effort to see which was the fastest to use and the brightest. Tomorrow I have to complete the Mossberg article (This shotgun sales for right at $ 500.00 and has Mossberg’s new LPA trigger.) and draft another article on FN’s FNX 40 handgun.

Right now I have to go see what’s up with the lawn tractor and guess what else? Mow the grass!

Here is another shot from the Industry Masters. This was a neat stage where you shot five steel targets with a pick-up (semi-auto), dropped the pistol and ran to the other window where you blasted a single steel target with either a S&W sub-nose or Ruger LCP or LCR.  Here Chris Ellis is running to the window and drawing the snub-nose from concealment.

CCS Stage

A good time on this stage was between six and eight seconds. Jerry Miculek did it in under six seconds

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About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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