It is going to take a lot more dry practice before I can smoothly thumb a shell out of the sidesaddle, brass up, and roll it under the gun and into the ejection port. I can do it a lot easier over the top, and I'm beginning to wonder if the odds of someone sneaking into my house and putting an optic on my gun make it worth continuing to work on the under-the-gun version.
Bobbi's friend brought along a couple of neat old pieces that I'd never fired before: A Whitney Wolverine and a Winchester 1903. The Wolverine pointed well and, with Remington Thunderbolts, shot into a tight little cloverleaf somewhere behind the front sight blade and just under the bull. If Flash Gordon needed to shoot beer cans on Planet Mongo, this is what he would have used.
|Sorry for the unaccountable lack of focus. Blame Samsung. Or me for not having snapped more than one pic.|