Mole Hill Mountains

Good day everybody! Who are you?…….
Today was tough to find something to fling at you, I haven’t been feeling very well having caught a serious skin infection after visiting a hospital with an open wound on my hand. Its more common then I would ever hope because it can be very dangerous. If you are not aware of this growing epidemic in the US, I suggest you research it, MRSA, or methicillen resistant staph aeurolus, and keep yourselves protected as best you can. So the topic of this pellet is not my unpleasant ailment, but the nature of its cause.
Such a small thing, this little bacteria, and it is everywhere all the time, but we would rarely ever notice. How but the opening line of this article? Switch the three letters in how to who and you’ve been asked a totally different question, and been singing the oldies… The point is that little things are huge, they can change things in a big way. A microscopic organism can easily kill us, a missed typo can cause serious confusion, a seed grows an apple tree and fills bushels of fruit for years and years. Little things we do can affect us for the rest of our lives.
I can only imagine how many examples could be given, but I have just one more. In the world of airguns we deal with little steel balls and lead pellets, but they have big impact when they fly towards the target. Sometimes we are too excited to slow down and make sure things are safe where we are shooting. When I was young I did break a window or two, and Im sure there are kids out there today that will do the same. Here is where I say always be careful when shooting and setting up targets and backstops, but that’s only skin deep. The real meat and potatoes is that your life is led by you and you alone, and decisions made will have repercussions. Whether its a broken window or accidentally injuring someone, or, deciding to be attentive to your health BEFORE putting yourself at risk. We make a million decisions everyday, some are big, most are small, some are so small we didn’t even know we had a choice, but we do.
So, who are you? Someday the little choices of today will define our biggest problems, or, successes, of tomorrow…
Good day everybody. – RifledDNA

Finding Time

Here is the post I was talking about, I thought it disappeared, luckily it was saved into s draft and i didn’t know it…
Hello again, sorry Im behind with this weeks flier, this is not the only thing I am behind on, so don’t feel too bad. Good things can come from being in the right place at the right time, even if you think your late.
At my local department store I was having some tires changed and mounted on my truck. There were only two guys working the garage and they were swamped. Not knowing they were short handed, I dropped of my keys and went about browsing the store, well, the sporting goods section of course. After a long examination of the flashlights, I landed on the new Bushnell TRKR series and the T225L, which turned out to be an awesome flashlight with a red night, blue blood tracking, and super bright white modes. It wasn’t expensive either. Any way, back to the story. It took me well over a half an hour to choose the light, and with some other wandering it was about an hour before I headed back to the auto shop to check out how it was going because they had not called me. My vehicle had not been brought in yet, never mind finished. I was not to irritated, I enjoy wandering around the department stores. It was almost another hour that the work was not done yet, I had run out of adventure in the store, and was growing impatient. I found myself bck in sporting goods and there were three peoples there, two sons and a father. They were trying to decide what pellets to buy for the new Ruger blackhawk elite one of the sons was being blessed with. They had a tin of ultra light non-lead pellets in their hands. I struck up a conversation and congratulated the new gun and said it was a good one. I own a blackhawk and could not be happier with it. I learned quickly that they had NO knowledge of airguns, pellets, and were buying their first gun. I was lucky then to be given the opportunity to explain about pellets, pellet weights, and what works better in different types of guns, and that the ultra light pellets they were looking at were not the best fit for that gun. I had a great time passing on a ton of pellet wisdom, and when I was finished, the son getting the Ruger, after thanking me for all the information, asked “I have one more question, where does the air go?”. I gladly explained how a breakbarrel worked, and how you needed nothing but pellets, which they were glad to hear.
This encounter was a very positive one, I helped get a group of new airgunners rolling with a little bit of important info, and encourage them to visit pyramyd air for more info and shopping selection. I am a big supporter of pyramyd air and have learned an immeasurable amount from them, and made some great purchases. The point of today’s pellet lands on two things, never miss an opportunity to help your fellow man, and always know that things happen for a reason, you are never where you weren’t meant to be. This incident is a small showing, but I like to take my time and embrace what comes next, especially in airgunning. It takes time to get where we want to be, to get the kinds of things we want, and missing a chance to embrace the sport, and new followers of it, will certainly slow you down.
Thanks for reading, and happy/safe shootin’! RifledDNA

Why Do We Do It?

So I know I haven’t posted in awhile, why? Well I’ve been extremely busy, but that’s no excuse. I wrote a lengthy post and when I hit back to exit editing it went back to the previous page, erasing the entire thing. Still not good enough.
The post that disappeared was about being in the right place to have advised a first time breakbarrel buyer about the pellets and the guns. I really helped these guys out and got them off with a huge head start. The post was amazing, helping this father and sons was an event, but I didn’t rewrite it. Why? Why have I neglected to return since then and either write the post again, or anything else? Because life can be discouraging. Sometimes things just bum us out. The long, well written post goes missing. The scope just will not zero.
We are often worked to the bone, with less to show than before we started. We try our best, but somebody’s not satisfied. Some times we make out and things work out, other times we’re just out, out of luck, out of ammo, out of Co2, down and out. The kids aren’t listening, the battery dies on the phone same time as the car. There’s a fly in the soup, one way or another. So why do we do it? Why do we make the soup? Why do we have kids or cars or jobs? Why do we shoot if we cant always hit the bull?
Sounds like a silly question when we put it like that, doesn’t it?
Have a good day airgunners, and keep shootin for the bull…… RifledDNA