Quote of the day—Barb L.

Why is it so much fun?

Barb L.
October 11, 2014

[It’s not on video but she said this after shooting steel with a suppressed .22 pistol with no ear protection for the first time. The video above was probably about her fourth magazine on the steel.

The answer to her question? “It just is.”—Joe]


5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Barb L.

  1. it is fun because it is challenging, and you get immediate and quantifiable gratification when you do it right. and, if you don’t do it right, you know instantly. so, if you are doing it wrong, you just do it until you are doing it right.

    that’s my theory, anyway.

  2. Also ear protection is a bother. The world sounds like you have water in your ears, and you need to yell to have a normal conversation.

    Plus if you’ve shot for a long time without suppressors and then suddenly you’re hearing the first time what a bullet actually sounds like hitting your target, or better yet the “silent” sound of the bullet smacking the berm, it’s a whole new world.

    Part of me is glad suppressors are illegal in Mass, because I might be in debt.

  3. Barb, there are just some immutable rules of the universe. This is one. Do not ask, “Why?” Simply know that it is so.

  4. Cooper’s theory is that Cro-Magnon advanced quickly beyond Neanderthal because of his mastery of projectile weapons, or missilery as he put it. It’s in our nature maybe. Action at a distance. It’s like a form of “magic”. It is naturally fascinating to us and we can do it well, at need.

    How many species can do that? There are some spit poison or acid, but not much else that I know.

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