This is a typical way people in my circles take time with the family.
Now make some hamburgers. I’m already hungry.
I know I didn’t have shooting glasses. Calculated risk. What I want to show is a good visual follow through. I got this program called coaches eye. You can set the camera up next to you and analyze yourself frame by frame for a flinch or other bad habits.
Lots of times I don’t have anyone to make sure I’m not screwing up so I think this will be a good self analysis as well as teaching tool.
Would have been nice if I had hit the target.
My thermal demos at FTW Ranch went great. That was probably some of the most challenging and interesting terrain I’ve ever had the pleasure to shoot in. They have an excellent staff and training program.
I had a untested prototype clip on only thermal from IRD that performed very well. And the old standby MK2-35 was still the overall winner as slayer of beasts.
Be prepared if you go to FTW. It’s in the middle of nowhere. Cell service is sketchy at best and dead mostly. They do have pretty good wifi so you can skype but texts are hit or miss. Best just leave the phone in the room and enjoy the people and beautiful scenery.
Once per year I try to go train someplace so my skills don’t go stagnant. I figure to be the best teacher you better know what everyone else is doing too. I picked up some nice tricks to pass on to my students so I figured this place would be a great location for my yearly train the trainer class. So for me it’ll be a few more days with no cell service and laser focus!
I got back and immediately repacked and it was off to the Oklahoma border at Jimmy’s ranch for another trigger pulling (and excellent food) event with John Walding from 5 Toes and Christian Pinilla from Scalpel Arms. Another great day/night.
I’ll download some more night shots when I have some time.
Now to get some rifles out of the shop and into customers hands.
I’ll update after demos with pics of shot up hogs hopefully.
I got invited to go to Royse City Texas and shoot with the Brushy Creek Retrievers crew on Sunday. Tim has set up a great little range right behind his house and we all had a ball shooting the various rifles all topped with Huskemaw 5-30 and 5-20 scopes. Everyone was making long range hit with no problem.
My IR Defense 35mm thermal scope kept the fun going after the sun went down. They are deadly little machines in the dark. definitely no place to hide.
Bullseye Cameras kept travel time down to a minimum both day and night.
After dark we I brought out my lightweight AR with the 35mm IR Defense thermal scope attached. I wasn’t really surprised when everyone was able to keep all their shots within small black dot at 100 yards. Clarity on these things is unreal.
What I was surprised by was how well my Bullseye camera system worked after dark. It literally lit the target up like it was still daylight.
Can’t wait ’till next time.
OH, and thanks for some delicious ELK FAJITAS!