Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blogshoot 2015 in pictures

Bloggers and others came from all over today to shoot and socialize at the blogshoot.

Here's Hayden, an English transplant to Ohio, holding a vintage Martini Henry and a round of .577-450 ammo for it.

Reunited at last. This Martini Henry left Britain in the late 1800's and wound up staying behind in Afghanistan for over a century before coming back to America a couple of years ago with a military contractor and winding up in my collection. And now for the first time since the Afghanis "acquired" it, it's in British hands again.

Here's the lovely Nancy, firing a Brown Bess black powder flintlock musket.

Larry the Historian shooting the musket.

There were modern guns here, too. Here we have a suppressed .300 blackout rifle with an Aimpoint Micro T2 optic. It's smaller and quieter (and easier on the shoulder).

Andrew shoots an FN SCAR-17 in .308.

The Miller, in person with a suppressed AR.

New Jovian Thunderbolt, with an unsuppressed AR.

Jesse from Washington DC, with a Ruger 10-22.

And two of the Usual Suspects, Jay and Old NFO, discussing some mischief or another.

Here's Jay, with a single-shot suppressed .300 blackout.
This rifle was almost as quiet as Old NFO's tricked-out Ruger 10-22 (sadly not shown) with a suppressor and subsonic ammo...Oh, man. Talk about quiet.

On the other end of the noise scale, Larry the Historian had his Barrett .50 rifle here again.
And there was a suppressed Uzi, shown here in the capable hands of Kara.

Some gun porn:
British #4MK2 Enfield (above), and American Model 1917 Eddystone (below). Both courtesy of Jesse.

Many rounds were fired from many weapons, many acquaintances were made or renewed. Dinner followed, and $600 was raised for this years's charity, Jefferson Community Ministries.

Thanks once again to all who came, and to 340 Defense for hosting us.


  1. Very, very nice. And a good time was had by all, no?

    1. Yep. even Murphy and Belle, who stayed home but got homemade cookies from Nancy.

  2. Looks like an absolutely wonderful day!

  3. You did a great job of hosting as always, thanks Murph!!!

  4. Thanks for hosting such a fine event. I had a great time, and it is always good to put faces to the words I read.

  5. Thanks for the cat herding my friend! Good to see you and everyone! It always goes too fast. Thanks for letting me shoot that rifle. A piece of history indeed.

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  7. Much fun was had by all. Best part for me were the huge grins on the faces of the intrepid Barrett shooters, especially the young woman who decided that the first firearm she ever shot in her life was going to be......yes! the Barrett. With two hits on steel at 100 yards, no less.

    1. Yes. That. I watched that evolution. Much props to the Historian for prepping her properly to insure she was safe and had a good time!

  8. Hey Murphy;

    Man, I gotta attend a shoot.....y'all had a good time:)

  9. Another great blogshoot! Thanks for hosting!