View Full Version : A Grandpa's Pleasure

August 8, 2002, 08:05 AM
Geoff Ross is right:

28 Ga. The most fun you can have (legally) with a shotgun!
And so is Dave McC:

....a 28 gauge WM is a neat thing to have.
Even neater is the satisfaction of helping a 17 year old grandson discover the "fun gun" nature of the 28 Wingmaster.

I had invited him to come and spend a few days with me, for the purpose of introducing him to the gun - his only prior experience being with a BB gun.

I began by having him read the owner's manual and two handbooks on clay target shooting. We reviewed the rules of safety and the manual of arms for the 870.

Then I had him shoot a few knots out of a sheet of plywood, just to get the feel of the gun and become familiar with its function.

He busted the first clay I launched for him. And to prove it was more than beginner's luck, he kept busting them as regularly as I launched them.


August 8, 2002, 08:16 AM
I can tell you're proud of your grandson. Great job! :)

August 8, 2002, 10:58 AM
Tri generational moments that will be treasured by both parties.


Thanks for sharin Gramps.

Sam....Gramps too.

Dave McC
August 8, 2002, 12:00 PM
Aaawww, sniff, sniff....

Thanks, made my morning...

June 2, 2004, 03:09 PM
The grandson is now a 19 year-old straight-A college student working on a degree in computer science at the University of North Carolina.

He has been visiting with me for the past two days, and I have been enjoying watching him burst boxfuls of clay targets with the 28 gauge Wingmaster.

He shoots so well you would think he had been trained by Dave McCracken - perhaps because his natural giftedness has been helped by having his grandpa teach him all that grandpa learned from reading Dave's posts (and e-mail messages to "tyro", my former username).

Many thanks, Dave.


Dave McC
June 2, 2004, 04:58 PM
Thank YOU, it's nice warmfuzzies to know I helped someone. Glad to hear your G-Son is doing well.