As I write this it’s the morning of Day 4 of the five-day match known as The Pin Shoot. I’ve written it up here before, but for those who came in late…
Picture a cornucopia of gun games with pistols and revolvers, rifles and shotguns, busting caps on everything from .22 to .50 caliber. Except for lunch break, the sound in the background is volleys of gunfire or, as I like to think of it, the song of my people. We have about 140 registered shooters, not to mention many guests and spectators.
It takes place in the summer vacationland of Central Lake, Michigan, a short drive from Traverse City. Weather has been quite cooperative. It stays light until almost 10 PM here this time of year, and when the shooting is done many participants go back to their cabins and finish the day with a swim in the lake.
Springfield Armory has generously become the lead sponsor this year, providing most of the guns that will be prizes for the best shooters at the awards ceremony tomorrow. It has evolved into a social event for many in the gun world. I’ll have more to share when the match is over.
Think of this blog entry as that cliché postcard with the message, “Wish you were here!” The Pin Shoot is definitely on again for next year, which will be the thirtieth such event. You can get more info at www.pinshoot.com.