January 08, 2007

It's a beautiful thing.

This weekend, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Iím taking Ktreva, some friends from work, and the zombie Graumagus shooting. What? Itís a national holiday. Just because he was shot doesnít mean shooting is not a good way to honor this completely useless day off of work. What the hell else are we going to do in the middle of January? Sit around and contemplate racial harmony? Nah, weíre going to go hone our marksmanship.

Now as some of you may remember that I bought a crap load of ammo on Black Friday. That was 600 rounds. I already had 700 rounds in the house, bringing me up to 1,300 rounds. Which really should be more then enough for me to go shooting with this weekend and have a little extraÖ just in case. (Read into that statement what you want, at this time I can neither confirm nor deny anything). I figured that Ktreva was not about to let me sink any more money on Ammo until I burned off some of what I have.

Then today on lunch we hit Gander Mountain to say hello to my buddy and pick up some targets and a cleaning kit for a rifle. My old one needed replacing. After so much use they do tend to wear out. While we where there my buddy tried to get me to buy an AR-15. The glare Ktreva gave him for asking, and me for thinking about it, was enough to make other shoppers wince back in fear. Figuring I was done, I was getting ready to check out. That was when my beautiful and wonderful wife said 6 little words that made my heart skip a beat.

ďWhy donít you buy some ammo?Ē

Sure, since we are shooting we could use more ammo. I started with two boxes of .38, then two boxes .380, then two boxes .45. I looked at Ktreva to see if Iím pushing the limit but she was more interested in a pink shotgun they had. So I added one more box of each caliber. Then two boxes of .357. Still there was no reaction from Ktreva. Okay, give me 4 boxes of .22LR. (Yea, I know itís cheap, but itís fun.) Finally, she looked over at the stack of ammo and asked, ďDo you think you need anymore?Ē At that point I decided I was starting to push my luck and told her that should be enough for along with what we have at home to last the weekend.

Just to recap, 150 .38 rounds, 150 .380 rounds, 150 .45 rounds, 100 .357 rounds and finally 200 .22LR rounds for a total of 750 more rounds. That should be enough ammo to keep us entertained for at least two hours.

But to me, the beauty of this story is not the ammo. Itís the fact that my wife loves me enough to support my hobby. What more could you want from a woman? Beautiful, sexy, looks good in tight jeans and lets me buy obnoxious amounts of ammo.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at January 8, 2007 06:50 PM | TrackBack

Heh. You two just belong together... :-) Happy Shooting!

Posted by: Richmond at January 8, 2007 07:06 PM

Yep - I'll agree. You are one very lucky fella. :-) But then again, I'm biased.

Posted by: Tammi at January 8, 2007 07:44 PM

And she puts up with your crap, too :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 8, 2007 09:25 PM

I buy my .22 ammo by the brick and shotgun ammo by the flat of ten boxes. almost all the other ammo I buy is in components, bullets, powder and primers, along with cartridge cases. Of course I have about ten bazillion .38. .357 .223 and .30-06 range pickup brass around to throw together for blasting ammo.
For what you spent today you could have bought a Lee turret press and a set of .38/.357 dies and a autodisc powder measure. Then you'd never have to buy .38s and .357 again. And it would only cost about thirty bucks to add a handgun cartridge to your line up.
Factory ammo is a waste of money.

Posted by: Peter at January 8, 2007 09:51 PM

so where you shooting? want help?

Posted by: og at January 8, 2007 11:18 PM

We shoot here Og: http://www.bristolranges.com

Some different range rules, and the range fee for non-members is a bit stiff ($20) but it's a damn nice facility.

My problem is that I'm a bit tight this week so I may not bring the .44 mag (out of ammo and it's not cheap).


Guess I'll have to stick to the 300 rounds of .45, 1000 of .22, and 100 of .30-.30....

Who the hell am I kidding? I'll get at least one box of .44 ammo :) It's worth it just for the "Oh fuck!" factor when I let newbies squeeze a few off hehehe

Posted by: Graumagus at January 9, 2007 12:52 AM