Today: Going back to when my father handed me a .22 Rifle and I learned to shoot. This is a video interview with my father designed to be seen by our children and our children’s children as we hand down the first rifle he ever had, and the rifle I learned to shoot with.
My Father, Bryant Martin Branam has the rifle he first bought. He handed it down to me about 5 years ago so I could teach my son how to shoot on it. A great way to start with youth and to keep them in it for a while. My son, now 7, wants to outgrow it already. He wants to shoot my AR more then the .22 already.
My father bought this rifle from Montgomery-Wards back in the early 60’s. It’s so old it doesn’t have a serial number. He walked into the department store with his mother (in a wheel chair at the time) and walked out with a rifle. “The good old days.”
I fired my first round out this .22. I wish I could say I made the hit and that I haven’t missed since, but… You know how that goes.
I hope this inspires you to find that small thing you can pass down and create or keep a tradition going. Whatever it is, take the time to film it and save that file ever where so that in the future your children’s children can see who you were.
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