I leave Tuesday for an ammo test / hunt in Missouri. Home Friday and then Saturday the local club is having a First Shots event. I’m donating a custom 10-22 as a prize and of course all my kids want to shoot. Saturday afternoon the Gunwriter Assistant has a football game and then I leave on Monday for a carbine class at TacPro and a .30 AR hunt with Bill Wilson. Both in Texas.
This means I am up against the wall on assignments. Today, I wrapped up a piece that explains MILS and MOA, my ammo and Skill Check column for Shooting Illustrated and another for http://www.loaddata.com. Also test fired the new S&W M&P 15 TS (this is a very cool rifle by the way), bench tested the HK USC and a 9mm AR from Bushmaster. On top of that were the photos.
Articles for me are not a one-day deal. I generally have a dozen or so going at one time and work on them sporadically as time and interest allow and as information is gathered. A process similar to the way I worked investigations when I was a cop. Some require a lot of actual range or handloading so they can take months sometimes – depending on my travel schedule. Today just happened to be the “wrap ’em up” day.
Tomorrow is a football game and date night.