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TBI-IED shooting therapy Hornady Creedmoor 6.5 Match = humor!

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If you haven’t had a TBI from an IED while serving God and country, don’t even ask why it would be therapeutic recreation to teach an ultra-naive Catholic priest how to hit a target at far away sniper distances (with a lot of luck, perfect conditions, lots of patience and determination to enjoy the hilarity of it all). My friend said that he would step it back from the crazy distances as we worked through ammo, but only with ever diminishing targets, down to playing-card size, you know, so I could have a souvenir.

This guy’s not a sniper. Such over the top skill sets constituted just one box of many dozens he had to check off to attain his real occupation in the military. He’s the best of the best of the best.

And he has made miraculous progress with his TBI. He was so very far gone. For so very, very long. The Veterans Administration did him good. Thank God.

In the past, he’s been one of out top operators who taught me how to shoot a pistol. Now he wants to have some more fun with me, you know, because it’s kind of hilarious to teach a naive priest over-the-top skill sets. :-) You can’t know how much respect I have for this guy. He’s been down to North Carolina now a couple of times. This time, I will be making 1,200 miles up North to get to his ginormous prairie range. But that trip will double and triple for other visits.

The least I could do is special order a box of Creedmoor 6.5., pictured above, which came in just the other day. He shoots out of a setup just like this…

Just guessing, but methinks that part of the TBI therapy part must be getting outside and doing a zillion calculations in your head all at once about heat, humidity, distance, trajectories, wind, breathing, heartbeats. This guy has the more patience than most people in the world put together. That means that the frustrating moments of teaching the likes of me immediately turns into hilarity. And hilarity is great therapy for what ails you.

Writing this in convalescence of pneumonia is a good distraction for me. The doctor says that a couple of things a day while on the mend helps the mending.

Oh. Almost forgot. Saint Paul.

  • “To the weak I became weak, to win over the weak. I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it.” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23)

Oh. Almost forgot. Plot twist alert just in case people were asleep reading all this:

  • Don’t you think it might be my sniper friend who is the one who has become weak to win over the weak, coming the closest I’ve seen anyone come close to laying down his life for his friends, the greatest love of all, so that, for instance, I myself might be the priest for Jesus’ Little Flock, bringing people into the life of the Sacraments?

The least I can do amidst all this valor of his is to offer him a moment of hilarity. It’s hilarious for me too. His laughter allows me the therapy of laughter, which is all the more hilarious for him.

So, I get it, probably the DOJ and BATFE will entitle me an extremist for having a picture of a gun and a picture of ammo in this post, and – ooooh! – because I mentioned the military, but to all that imbecilic idiocy of our deepening deep state self-entitled anti-American snowflakes, I say, take a breath, lean back, and laugh!

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Creedmoor 6.5 challenge to priest

In past years, a good friend of mine with over-the-top skill sets in all things operational offered to sharpen my at-the-time non-existent skill sets with my EDC Glock 19. He was in NC the other day and invited me to a special range he frequents for recreational purposes. He’s wanting to introduce me to long-range fun, with man-sized targets a mile or more out, and playing card targets out a thousand yards. He wants me to put few bullets through the center of a Quarter, that is, a U.S. 25¢ coin. That special range of his is many thousands of miles a way, so that will have to wait for just a bit, for some months. Perhaps later this Summer.

That’s a stock photo above, but he has his long-range tool set up exactly the same way. His particular tool uses Creedmoor 6.5.

So, it’s just a coincidence, I know. But that’s the cartridge for the rifle that my “Shadow” wanted me to buy for him. Straw purchasers become instant felons in doing such things, so, no, I won’t be doing that. :-) But it’s weird that my “Shadow” and I always and everywhere in every way have each other’s skill sets, no matter how improbable. Interesting, but this guy has nothing to do with my “Shadow.” If you knew why target practice in such manner even with the likes of yours truly is great recreation for my friend, you would say, stunned into silence… “Oh… wow… so… it’s all good… wonderful… that’s the best… prayers for him…”

Anyway, I’m now on a list. I went down to one of our great gun stores the other day and put my name down on a customer form for some boxes of Creedmoor 6.5. That’ll be months coming in. So, I’ll have to wait for that.

But that timing is great. I’ll be able to study up on all the math I’ve long forgotten with cosines and such for the longer shots. Calculations are constantly changing for wind, humidity, and so on. I’ll have to practice calm breathing with the shot going out on the exhale, with the heart slowed down altogether. I did that once as a kid, but I knew nothing then, as now.

It’ll be an entirely different experience. The Glock factory down in Smyrna, GA, worked on the trigger for quite a while. Usually Glocks are set to 5.5 pounds or so. Some redo theirs to about 3 pounds. This guy has his trigger on his ultra-special tool set for… wait for it… 0.5 pounds. Yikes! Hair-trigger if there ever was one. But when you’re lying down, your breathing is way calm and smooth, your heart hardly beating, your trigger finger can be ever so calm in pulling just that tiny little bit.

Ah… you know… would that it could be – and it can be – that we can have an agility of soul and purity of heart that we can calmly follow the least movements of the Holy Spirit in our souls, ever so prompt and at the ready to commit to what God has in mind for those He takes to Himself, like laying down our lives for the least of the brethren at a moments notice. Yes. That’s what we aim for, so to speak, by instead letting ourselves be led by the Holy Spirit.

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