I want to talk about guns today, but a bit differently then you might expect from a “survival podcast” to do. No ARs, no concealed carry and no ninja like accessories.
No today I want to tell you about the gun wisdom I learned at the hands of my grandfather and father as a young man. The stories, lessons and realities that made me love guns as the tools they truly are.
You may be shocked to learn I didn’t grow up hearing much about the 2nd amendment or gun rights. Where I grew up boys hunted squirrels with pellet guns for the table until they hit 12, at that time they could get a hunting license and were handed a 22 or a old single shot Sears brand 20 gauge and told to bring back more now that they had a better gun.
The concept that anyone would ever seek to take a gun away from a man who had never harmed a person with it, was so foreign as to not even be discussed. While there is a lesson in that alone, we shall save it for another day. Today I want to take you back to the 1980s in a small town with only two main roads, called RD1 and you guessed it RD2. The two is Joenstown, the boy is still called John, the squirrels are fat, the deer are plentiful and the year is 1986.
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- My first lessons were in how to clean a gun
- Guns sat in a cabinet, it wasn’t locked, nothing bad ever happened
- If your rifle has killed a deer every year for a long time, you don’t want a new one
- The 35 Remington is something special, almost no one knows that
- Your dad’s 30-06 is an “elephant gun” but it is good for deer too
- Don’t close one eye, you have two eyes for a reason boy
- You have natural talent, it will be great when you develop skill to go with it
- If someone hands you the exact same model of gun but it isn’t yours, you should know it
- You can’t eat the horns, but it is certainly okay to have some pride in them
- Hearts are great fried in butter and onions but no one here eats brains
- Any man or boy for that matter can kill a deer, the skill is in butchering
- Your shot gun and 22 will often feed your more than your rifle
- A handgun is mostly for when a rifle isn’t practical
- Always trust the dog, he is never wrong, even when you are sure of it
- Never shoot anything in front of your dog that you don’t want him to hunt
- Pack a lunch and let the yokels do the work
- If you drop one duck of a pair, be patient and wait for the second to set its wings
- Trust yourself, the gun will respond correctly if you do
- See the target not the sites
- Keep your head down on that shotgun and keep the gun moving
- If you wound it, you find it, if you fail to find it, you learn from it
- Bullets are cheap, if it doesn’t go down, shoot it again
- Every trip into the woods is a scouting trip and a time to learn
- The true value of a gun is in the hands of the man holding it
- The guys that go home early, don’t eat well
- When you start to see what others miss, you are figuring it out
- Enjoy the experience, it is special, most won’t ever understand that
- One day you will understand what we are trying to teach you
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- The Duck Chronicles – Video Series
- Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day)
- Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day)
- Granddaddy’s Gun – (by Aaron Lewis)
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