Shooting Clay Pigeons

This past Saturday, I got together with some good friends and spent a few hours shooting clay pigeons.  We had a nice collection of shotguns:  from vintage models to state-of-the-art; from 20ga to 12ga.

I took two vintage shotguns that have been in my family for a very long time.  My grandfather’s 16 gauge double-barrel and my Dad’s 12 gauge pump.  About 35 years ago (damn that’s a long time) I took it upon myself to dismantle the stock and fore-end and sand it down.  At the time, I had a distant relative that owned a wood-shop, and he showed me what to do.  Three and a half decades later, the gun still looks great.

Today’s featured image was taken by a drone.  My friend Doc has an awesome drone:  the drone has its own remote control unit including a mount for an iPhone, self compensates, is GPS aware, the works.  As the drone flies, video is transmitted and one can see images real-time on the iPhone.  Very impressive stuff.  Oh and if you look close enough, that is me next to the open door on the red Chevy pickup.

I have great respect for our 2nd Amendment and this past Saturday I was reminded yet again of how precious this right really is…

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


2 thoughts on “Shooting Clay Pigeons

  1. tysonhugie

    I have drone envy. I’ve been toying with the idea of dabbling in that area, but I don’t trust myself to fly such an expensive piece of camera gear. I suppose the fact that it “self-compensates” makes the learning curve a little less steep. Sounds like a fun outing for you guys. I grew up with lots of guns in the house thanks to a hunter dad, and still have a handgun but don’t get the chance to hit the shooting range as often as I’d like. Time for some target practice one of these days.

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      This drone is something else. My friend Doc buys only the best and this drone fits the bill. It compensates for pretty much everything. Get this, it has a “follow-me” mode… In other words, it can track a vehicle as it drives down the road. We have kicked the idea of shooting a demo video of bowtie6! That would be cool indeed.
      I could see you taking a trip to Sedona and shooting some video there, especially at sunset. That would be quite impressive, I think.


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