MamaTink tagged Mrs Mom and me with a photo challenge. The challenge was to go into our eighth photo folder and choose the eighth photo and tell the story about it. I bent the rules just a little bit...since this is Girls With Guns, I went into my shooting photos and chose the eighth photo.
I was pretty excited to see this picture actually. This was taken in December in '06 or '07. I was out with my brother, Deejo, and several friends for one of our legendary "marathon" shooting days. We took out our handguns and shotguns. Take a close look at the *cases* of clays by the truck. We shot them all.
The shotgun I'm shooting is one I built from the receiver up and is the one I called my 12-guage flashlight. Tara Janzen built one just like it and it appeared in a couple of her books as the "Skeeter Special". It is a Remington 870 with an 18 1/2" barrel, extended mag tube, side-saddle, and SureFire forend. It weighed in (unloaded) at a mere 12.5 pounds.
The black shotgun my brother is shooting (you can't see it well) is one I built for him for his Christmas present. His shotgun also makes an appearance in one of Tara's books, as Red Dog's shotgun. Deejo's shotgun is also a Remington 870 with an 18 1/2" barrel, extended mag tube and side-saddle. He declined the SureFire forend, saying it added too much weight to the gun. Whatever.