Nov 10 2009

This is my shotgun. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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Yeah, I told you I was hooked on this new hobby, didn’t I? A couple of weeks ago I picked up my new shotgun, a 12 gauge Beretta 3901 Target RL. The best thing about purchasing a firearm in Virginia is that you can take it home that very day, unlike in California, where I had to wait 10 days to pick up my old Soviet rifles. WTF, Golden State?

I’ve taken it out a couple of times over the past few weeks and it has performed admirably. And by that, I mean my scores have improved significantly. Of course, that is also due to the additional lesson I took last month so now have a much better idea of what, exactly, I am supposed to be doing.

Below are a few photos from this past weekend when Wayne, Olga, and I headed out to the Bull Run Shooting Center on a beautiful fall day.

Yeeeah, I don’t mean to brag, but I beat all these dudes. OK, I guess that is bragging.


Broke it.

Unfortunately, I forgot my camo hat at home

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5 Responses to This is my shotgun. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

  1. From Russell:

    Mmmm… not quite as exciting as your last few blogs. I mean guns are cool and everything but maybe you could have given us a little more background story on it like what you made you decide on this particular fine firearm, what the trip to Virginia was like and the interesting stories you shared with the locals. A picture of you with the Beretta and the gun store owner would have been nice too.

    Posted on November 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm #
  2. From Lindsay:

    lol, well, the shooting range is just a 30 minute drive down I-66, which isn’t very exciting. I should have some more NKorea related posts soon.

    Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:13 am #
  3. From Marissa:

    OMG! I love Bull Run! Ah, I actually miss DC a little bit now :)

    Posted on November 13, 2009 at 11:55 am #
  4. From john:

    Rats! Now I have shotgun envy. You should know you got me started on gun collecting when you got your 1st Mosin-Nagant 91-30 a couple of years ago. Now although I am generally a left-leaning liberal, I seemingly and paradoxically have a small arsenal. Some in the linked photo below are guns I grew up with on a farm. But some are directly because of you! Maybe I now need to buy a Beretta and relearn trap/skeet shooting. You are a bad influence on this old guy.

    BTW, SoCal is as wonderful as ever, and In&Out plus Mexican food rules.

    Posted on November 14, 2009 at 3:02 am #


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