Kate wanted to go shooting before going back to school. We headed north to a place we could shoot. I didn't expect the mud we encountered. It has been warm so the ground thaw and the ice melt has caused lots of mud. As we wound our way through the woods I came to a couple areas where someone else had broken through the ice on one side of the trail. Ice, water, and mud can be exciting. A couple of times I almost came to a stop because of the mud. Momentum is key when 4 wheeling. We arrived at an area that looked good for target shooting so we stopped. I set up some paper targets. I found a can and stuck that on a branch also.
I brought 3 pistols. We started off with the .44 magnum (Beulah). The Pachmayr grip was a bit big for Kate. The .44 is heavy for her also. After a dozen rounds or so her hand hurt.
We moved to the 9mm. We (mainly Kate) shot 140 rounds with that. I should have brought more ammo. I put 19 rounds in the clip and let her have at it in this video.
We wrapped up our shooting and headed down a couple more trails through the woods. I ended up on the far side of a ravine. I wasn't about to attempt going down the steep bank and try to make it up the other side without other trucks with me so I had to turn around. Had a blast in the mud.
As we headed for home we stopped at a Sportsman show. I met John Klucky who holds the state record for a typical buck in New Hampshire. He is a guide and has taken some huge deer.
We had a great time talking, shooting, and having father daughter time.