Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vons, WAMU, Orosco Ridge and Domino's Pizza

So today it was decided that a range trip was necessary, as Macadelic4 (Matt W) has never been to Orosco Ridge and my friend Matt (henceforward known as "Matt") hasn't been shooting in a great while. Having no stash of ear plugs, I ventured over to Vons to pick up a pack. While there I open carried and I had absolutely no issues, not even from the people in the line with which I chatted.

Afterwards, I went over to WAMU to break a $100 into $20s. No issues there either, in and out in 3 minutes with smiles.

Then, we went to the range! I open carried in the car on the way there, it was a nice reprieve from having to stow the Tracker in her cloth dungeon in the trunk.

Here are some photos of our day!

1) Matt with Macadelic4's AR-15
2) Macadelic4 "Mak Packin'" gangster style.
3) Macadelic4's AR-15 and my 10/22
4) Shooting Macadelic4's AR-15
5) Tracker in crossdraw, Single Six on strongside, Makarov in SOB and 10/22 in my arms.
6) Macadelic4 posting his AR-15 on my Mosin.
7) Myself and Matt looking over on the line and waiting for the range to go hot.
8) Stabbity stab!
9) The back of Macadelic4's car on our way out :)

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So then, our day gets even better...

Feeling a bit hungry after such a long shooting trip, we all decided that pizza would be a great thing to have so we cruised on over to Domino's Pizza next to Orchard's Marketplace in Ramona (I carried in the car the entire way.) Feeling a bit frisky, I open carried while still in my bulletproof vest and Macadelic4 wore the shirt we shot up earlier over his bullet proof vest for an added effect. I believe some feigned limping was involved as well for laughs :).

After coming back into Domino's after ordering, washing the carcinogens off of our hands at Orchard's Marketplace (still carrying) and commandeering a bench so we could get a third seat at the corner table, we ate our pizza and drank Fanta from those small plastic rammekins (Domino's doesn't have cups) and had a lot of fun and good laughs. In fact, the girl behind the counter at Domino's had a lot of fun with us too, we could hear her laughing at intervals.

During this whole outing, not one person made a peep or issue about us carrying nor wearing bullet proof vests, it was most excellent!

Here is what Macadelic4 looked like. The shirt he is wearing was stretched over a cardboard silhouette and was shot with 12ga, .22, 7.62x54R, 9x18 Makarov and .223, then put on over his bulletproof vest. Notice the exposed chest region and the whole new "battle-ridden" look that we were trying for. We nearly applied ketchup to his hair and shirt but he wouldn't go for it :)


With that, I shall depart, for I am in desperate need of a shower and to do some more Ochem and Physiology.




J.R. said...

The shirt doesn't look too obvious that it was shot up in that photo. Maybe moth-eaten.

TrackerPacker said...

That's why one uses buckshot when shooting BGs!

It looked better in person, just the camera wasn't zoomed in right or something.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Haha. That's glorious. :-D