|The lighted square in the middle of the photo is a shooter with a light-equipped pistol, mowing down targets out the back door at the end of the hallway. This stage was big dirty fun. Thank you, Crimson Trace!|
RSO: "...and for your stage gun, you'll have a choice of Glock, XD, or M&P, so let us know which one you want before your run. Incidentally, when the squad he was on came through, Jerry Miculek said the M&P with the sticker on the frame was the best of the bunch."
Me: "Phhhtthhh! What does he know about guns? Anyway, uh, I'll take the M&P with the sticker on the frame."
Iain Harrison: "You know Jerry shoots for Smith & Wesson..."
Me: "Yeah, but he said that particular M&P. Besides, it might still have some of his shooting mojo on it."*
Later, after everything was winding down, I was talking with Iain and Frank James and Patrick Sweeney in the vendor tent (see how deftly I name-drop?) when this familiar-looking guy in a Team S&W shirt came wandering in, asking about food. Iain pointed him towards the table that had the leftovers from dinner. As he walked past, I did a double-take over my shoulder...
"That's Jerry Miculek!" I squeaked.
"Looking for leftovers," confirmed our host.
"Hang on, I'm having a fangirl moment... Hang on... Okay, I'm cool."
*Maybe it did. I smoked those four targets...