Podcast 175 – Reflections

By on January 6, 2017

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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.


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Podcast Outline:

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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