So how did your childhood go?
Age 8 – cap guns, some with spring loaded plastic bullets – great fun with dominoes at 3 yards
Age 9 – Dick Tracy machine gun – caps and plastic spring loaded bullets fired – noise mostly
Age 10 – First Daisy BB rifle – off to target shoot and hunt mice in the fields (and slinghsots, gotta have those)
Age -12 – Diana .177 pellet rifle, break barrel single shot, lead pellets , mice and occasional crow
Age 15 – Learn how to handle a .22 Pellet rifle and .410 shotty, first for targets, cans and rats, second for prairie dogs. A 22 LR came along in there too.
Age 18 – Colt .45 and M-1 Garand (basic training and qualification)
Age 19 – M2 .50 cal deck mounted, assorted flare and grenade launchers, Thompson SMG and a few things bigger that shall not be named.
So, how did your childhood run on up to early adulthood with this theme?
(And yes, fed up with the news, taking a more pleasant tack for a short while)