Thursday, March 21, 2013

Deadly Sin: Unlocked!

Jealousy, that is...

Reader, commenter, and dinner companion at SHOT Show Kevin from Gallery of Guns invoked the little green monster when he sent me an e-mail after my Friday post about going shooting:
Saw your post from Friday. The reason I didn’t see it then is because I was doing just that. Shooting.

Got a chance to go out to the big boss’ farm and shoot lots of stuff – his and mine.

Here is a pic of the highlight of my day – yes, I shot this.

Why yes, that *is* a Barrett 82A1 50 BMG rifle. And Kevin got to shoot it last weekend. I was all proud of myself for getting to the range and putting some rounds through my P238 and my 22/45. I'll wager what I shot all day didn't add up to what he fired in one magazine - in either total cost or total bullet weight.

The 82A1 is one of those "lottery" guns - in fact, it's probably the first gun I would buy if I won the lottery. It's not just the initial cost of the firearm - not inconsequential starting at $9,000 - it's the cost of the scope (because you want a serious quality optic like the Leupold Mark 4 M1 scope) as well as the ammunition - at $3 per round for surplus plinking stuff (when you can find it). Someday...

Thanks for sharing with us, Kevin - even if it did make me turn several shades of green with envy...

That is all.

1 comment:

KevinW said...

Jay - the scope that was on it that day was a Swarovski. Serious optic. Range started at 500 meters. Good times.