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  • Andy

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    Drove up to Grandpa's Sporting Acres outside Syracuse, NE this past weekend to take part in an annual sporting clays event called Flatwater with a few friends. Lots of guns, lots of great folks and met Joe Chambers, a hugely talented gun-builder who specializes in 1911s - he's apparently Steven Segal's new 'smith, too. Joe says my Rock Island 1911 has a great trigger-pull (thank you, thank you :green: ) but a lil bit of overtravel. Pffft, what does he know, anyway? :laughing:

    Pics from my cellphone:

    Just after arriving Fri evening:
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    First shoot in the morning:
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    Dustin, a fireman, shooting his old English Lancaster (damascus barrels):
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    Shooters watching a clay fly:
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    Ex Vietnam military intelligence dude about to smoke a clay with his 28-ga:
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    Some of the guns - my little .410 on the right and the silver-barreled shotgun is an old 10-ga:
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    1911s were the order of the day - a Glock crashed the party later that night (and was promptly snuck off and placed in the kitchen next to the trash-can to keep it company):
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    Beautiful Britney pup patiently waiting for a treat:
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    Andy

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    The 3 Wise Men trying to unbugger an 870:
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    View into the kitchen - couldn't get a decent shot:
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    A pair of 12-gauges flanking my .410 and the 10-ga:
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    Some folks even shoot after hand surgery:
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    Poaching off to the side was encouraged if the shooter missed - funny as hell:
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    Some poachers went long-distance:
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    Tony, Mr Mister 10-ga, getting onto a fast-mover:
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    Just a random pic (the shotgun over the shoulder was locked open):
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    single stack

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    That looks like a lot of fun. Sporting Clays always is.
    There was quite an assortment of guns on the table.
    Do I see a little Model 42?
     

    Andy

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    You have a good eye - yep, it is. They also had an 1895 there, but I forgot to get a pic.
     
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