SHOT show is next week. And for another year, I am relieved to not be in attendance. Back in the day, I used to work the event. On the LE side. It made for a long week.
And yes it was a week. Because setup and teardown always added more days on both ends of the show.
But something happened today in the Armory that got me thinking. Exactly 9 years ago next week, I acquired this AR-15 22 conversion kit. Made by CMMG. A co-worker was famous for hustling all the fellow vendors. And would usually score some amazing deals.
On the very last day of the show. Friday. Around 4 o-clock, he popped up and said we should go get some CMMG 22 kits. Not being much of an AR guy at the time, I wasn’t really that interested. But the peer pressure started to get to me.
“Maybe they know something I don’t?”
Well…as soon as we got back, the kit was packed away. For 9 years. Never shot. Heck! Never even placed inside of a rifle!
What in the hell is wrong with me? I like 22’s. I’m buried in AR’s up to my neck. Why don’t I just go out in tomorrow’s -10 degree day and shoot the damn thing?
So I will.
In opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised to find not one, but THREE CMMG mags. I’m just sorry it has taken me NINE YEARS to appreciate the small things.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”