I want an air gun!

by B.B. Pelletier

I was in a friend’s gun room last Friday, having a conversation with a mutual friend we shoot with a lot when he said this, “I need an air gun. What should I get?”

Well, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you can imagine the questions that followed.

What kind of shooting do you want to do? How much do you want to spend? Etc.

Turns out he wanted to keep the pest birds (boat-tailed grackles, which are larger than most small birds but not as big as crows) out of his bird feeder, squirrels out of his attic and generally have something to shoot when he couldn’t get to the range.

There’s an amusing conversation in the movie, Roxanne, in which something like the following question is asked, “What can you sit on, brush your teeth with and drink out of?” When no one can guess, the person who asked the question gives the answer, “A chair, a toothbrush and a glass. Sometimes there isn’t one answer for everything.” read more