The joy of owning a rifle the first time

in r2cornell •  last month 

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Let 'em rip!


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In the late 90's I was able to buy not a regular rifle but a CO2 rifle, a pellet gun which fires small lead pellets, I was never been happier as it was one of my major purchases at that time because I have no money because I have no income because I can't work because I am already sick with my Kidneys though they are still half working but nevertheless affected my health in a bad way already at that time.

The money that I used was from the pawned gold necklace that my father had bought for us three of my brothers. The eldest apparently lost his, my other brother didn't even tried to wear it and I do not know what happened to his gold necklace.

For my necklace I pawed it to get some cash to add to the money that my father gave me after he went home from working abroad. None of my siblings have jobs at that time, we are solely relying on my father to support us but one of my brother just works casually in McD to support his studies while the eldest went to school again because his vocation he thought was inadequate for earning money and as for my sister she also was still in school.

Well anyway, I told myself that I can never use this necklace and better to buy an air rifle because that is just what I wanted since I was younger. I am never fond of buying new clothes or shoes while cellphones are still expensive and not widely used at that time particularly the smartphones that we see everywhere today.

Now after pawning my gold necklace I happily went to the Gun store where they are selling "real" center-fired rifles, but they have a selection of air rifles so I asked the clerk which one is the best model and he pointed out the one that has a hammer at the breach where also you load the pellet at the back by pushing the sliding opening with your thumb. It was the "Nimrod" model.

It is a pretty accurate Co2 gun because it has a thick barrel, the scope mount also tells that it is accurate. And so I just submitted a 1x1 photo and signed a paper to have it registered, the paper you will show if an authority questions you about it. The I paid, he gave me a free box of pellets, packed the Air rifle and away I commuted back to m home with a feeling of excitement.

So I fired at almost anything, mainly birds with one particular species that I always frolicking at Aratilis or Jamaican cherry trees where they eat its fruits. I planned to shoot and then eat them but after discovering that they have parasites inside them I just shot at them and throw the carcass at my neighbor's roof where they get mummified from the heat of the sun if not eaten by stray cats.

I also made a lot of target practice with distant objects or the flowers of the Jamaican cherry tree, and that is without using a rifle scope. Later I also used it to catch some fish using a line and a small sphere and a cylindrical bottle as a reel, a fun way of using it in that way as well. Later with some cash I bartered it to the gunsmith where I was able to acquire an Air shotgun which I was not able to use much because of my marked weakness, lifting the shotgun had gotten heavier already.

Later I was able to buy another Nimrod air rifle, it was awful because it was deathly inaccurate considering I had put a rifle scope, then I later gave it to my eldest brother because I can never use it anymore after these big changes in my body happened.

I could have owned a real center fired rifle, I could have used it with a silencer so that I can sneak some pot shots at anything though I never damaged any property with my shooting hobby ever nor hurt myself in the process. Again it is not feasible for me to own a rifle or any gun for that matter and so I just missed it a lot, my former hobby that I did enjoyed when I was relatively stronger.

Glorified G by Pearl Jam


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"Glorified version of a pellet gun, feels so merry when armed."

Artist: Pearl Jam
Composer: Vedder/McCready/Gossard/Ament/Abbruzzese

Lyrics:


Got a gun, fact I got two
That's ok man, cuz I love guns
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Feels so manly, when armed

Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a pellet gun

Don't think, dumb is strength
Never shot at a living thing
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Feels so manly, when armed

Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a pellet gun
Glorified version of a...

Always keep it loaded
Always keep it loaded
Always keep it loaded

Kindred to be an American...

Life comes...I can feel your heart...
Life comes...I can feel your heart through your neck...
Life comes...I can feel your heart through your neck...
Like some...I can steal your heart from your neck...

Glorified...glorified...

Lyrics from: http://www.pearljam.com/music/songs



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