Well, it’s that time of year again and I made my pilgrimage back to the desert. This year, I was able to take part in everything that I missed out on last year… pretty exciting.
This included machine guns! A group of us headed over to Machine Gun Vegas and we ordered the “Call of Duty” package. I was a little worried about the recoil, but took the plunge anyway due to my love of the video game.
AK-47s, 9mm pistols, MP5s, SCARs, .308 sniper rifles and the M249 – I don’t know what half of these names mean, but the AK-47 hurt my shoulder the most… and didn’t affect my back at all. I emailed Mike right before and asked him what he thought and he said to stay away from the shotguns. Sage advice, Mike!
All in all, it was a BIG success this year and I’m still happy at 8 months post-op. Booze, gambling, shopping, lots of dancing and machine guns and no worse for the wear. Ahhh, Vegas.
I’m still not feeling as well as I was pre-injury, but I’m probably 95% better than pre-op.
If you have a passing interest in firearms, you might want to take a look at this:
…it looks like I “lost” some of the photos, but I think you get the general idea 🙂
Here is the same shoot from a different year:
I’m not very experienced with them, but they sure are fun!
Looks like you guys had some fun as well. 🙂 Were you ever scared to shoot with the ADR in there?
I even shoot a bolt-action .50BMG from the prone position [BOOM!].
…make sure to watch the video on that page as well. It isn’t anyone I know, but it is still pretty cool.
Let’s just say that a friend of mine and I have an “interesting” collection of firearms 🙂