Armed and Dangerous

Back when I did my podcast with Mike in Switzerland he mentioned gun laws over there allow you to keep a small arsenal in your house and fire them on ranges. Turns out Mike runs a rather successful YouTube channel called Bloke on the Range featuring all sorts of firearms and he’s armed to the teeth. I’d never fired a handgun before so just after New Year I popped over to Mike’s alpine fortress and did some skiing, drinking, and shooting (not necessarily in that order). Here’s the video of my first attempt at firing pistols:

TL/DW: Nobody died and I hit the target. And it was very cold.

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9 thoughts on “Armed and Dangerous

  1. You weren’t dangerous in the slightest! And with a rare talent for a beginner!

    I’m just sorry the more aged Bourbon didn’t arrive in time…

  2. You weren’t dangerous in the slightest!

    Yeah, I’m not daft enough to start waving loaded guns around. If I’d done that as a cadet or with my mate clay pigeon shooting, I’d have got a gun-butt in the side of my head. 🙂

    I’m just sorry the more aged Bourbon didn’t arrive in time…

    Next time we should combine skiing, drinking, and shooting. You still got access to that Bren gun?

  3. Oh, you’d be amazed how muzzle control has to be learned. Advantages of having been a Cadet and done some clay pigeon!

    Unfortunately, a winter warmer and then a BREN-based James Bond downhill biathlon on the Schilthorn is off the cards…

  4. I watch BotR clips on Youtube, they’re very good. How bizarre that two random people whose internet output I read and watch live not far away from and know each other!

  5. Damned good shooting (handguns anyway) for a beginner. We start novices at my range in N. Ireland shooting 9 mm Glocks at 5 then 10 metres, at similar targets. Amazing how many miss completely. One small point. Eyes and ears, meaning you should be wearing eye protection!
    Great fun isn’t it!

  6. Eye protection is not really a thing here when shooting paper statically with cartridge firearms. It’s practically never seen outside of black powder, IPSC, steel plate etc.

  7. “… Mike in Switzerland … mentioned gun laws over there allow you to keep a small arsenal in your house and fire them on ranges.”

    Sounds like Florida, only with mountains. 🙂

  8. @Tim N

    You looked happy & relaxed 🙂

    Your target grouping similar to mine.

    Strangely I’m always more accurate on live shoot eg rabbit in head @50M

    Rifle & elbow = elbow in/on shoulder strap

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