by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- Airgun shows
- A lot to learn
- Read the manual
- Just like an airgun
- Shot 2
- Shot 3
- Arrow management
I am not writing a history report today, because there are too many things on my backlog. Not all of these reports are about airguns, as you can see by today’s title, but they are all pertainent to the subject at hand. This one more than most!
First, here is a list of the airgun show dates that I know about.
Flag City Toys That Shoot airgun show April 14
Malvern Airgun Extravaganza — Arkansas — April 27 & 28 (For more information email [email protected])
Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot and Airgun Show — This one is not well publicized. It’s at the Tri-County Expo Center in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas May 18-20. I have no phone number or email address link yet.
Texas Airgun Show Saturday, June 23, followed by a field target shoot on Sunday, June 24.
Midwest Airgun Show June 30
Baldwinsville Airgun Show –New York — July (For more information email [email protected])
Kalamazoo Airgun Show August 19
Pyramyd Air Cup September 21-23
North Carolina Airgun Show October 19 & 20
Back when I decided to write about sharpening straight razors to experience what a new airgunner must feel like, I should have chosen crossbows, instead. The Sub-1 was thrust upon me when the editor of Firearms News asked me for a feature after seeing my report from the SHOT Show. He was intrigued by a crossbow that can put three arrows into less than an inch at 100 yards, as I’m sure most shooters would be.
A lot to learn
Because I am an American man, I was born with the full knowledge of firearms in my DNA. That’s a joke, for all of you who just arrived on Earth. But don’t most men act that way?
Crossbows, on the other hand, are mysterious and arcane. No one is born knowing how they work. You hold this lethal weapon in your hands and, if you make a mistake, it could be disastrous! The same is true of firearms, but as I said, American males are born knowing how to handle them.
Read the manual