Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cops and Robbers

Many thanks to Steve at The Firearms Blog for reminding me of the modified Colts like the one above

Some of you may remember me talking about The Great Pumpkin Shoot we held last October. The purpose was to introduce folks from the local writers groups to old west firearms.

My programs have always been a bit more involved than most Writers Conference Offerings. Rather than a slide show Helene and I take the firearms to the conference so the folks can see, and (gasp) even touch the weapons we are talking about.

The Great Pumpkin Shoot went beyond merely examing old west firearms. The folks in attendence actually had the opportunity to fire the weapons under supervision. The climax was a pitched battle with about sixth rampaging pumpkins.

The vicious orbs didn't stand a chance and a good time was had by all. The question since has been "How do you follow an act like that?"

Next weekend HomePlace will be hosting Cops and Robbers. This time around we will be covering the firearms employed by both Law Enforcement and Criminals in the 1920's and 1930's. One sad note is that the gentleman who had the class III Thompson and BAR can not make it. I have, however, located someone local with these wonderful beasties to come next time around.

So once again we are making last minute adjustments to the range and prepairing for guest. Ammunation has been rounded up and the firearms menu has filled out nicely. A special surprise finale has been planned.

Watch for photos and a detailed description of the fun after next weekend --- when we haved finished cleaning guns and putting props away until next time.

To read about The Great Pumpkin Shoot follow this link.

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