So today afforded me the opportunity to meet up with Sean Bonner and Michael Baffico and several other firearm loving sonofaguns at the Los Angeles Gun Club on 6th Street east of Alameda where we put a fair amount of lead through a bunch of paper. I started with a Smith & Wesson 9mm that failed on me so I turned it in and switched to some Croatian-made niner that I liked a lot. But the high point among all the cordite and gunfire residue was the opportunity to fire off a World War II-era Russian Mosin 7.62 bolt-action rifle:

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Many thanks to the carbine’s owner Michael Pusateri of Cruftbox for not only allowing me to go a few rounds with it but also for capturing me on video shooting the thing both left and right-shouldered.