Hey guys, Just wanted to post about a very cool person and an amazing shooter who just gave me a gift that just about had me blubbering like a baby. So I am in no way a 3 gunner, but I have had the opportunity to do some non-sanctioned but very safe and structured private three gun courses. I have numerous pistols and rifles suitable for three gun but my shotgun was lacking, for me a shotgun was always a short barreled property defender or a fowling piece.
In these informal competitions a family member of mine let me use his back-up super 90, he actually just let me keep care of it for close to 2 years. He is an accomplished shooter but he asked that I do not name him in a public post so I will refer to him as MS. 6 mos ago we received the worst news a family could get, his beautiful wife of 7 years was given less than a month. Cancer found her lungs and spread to her Lymphatic system. She was so fricking tough that she just lived with it and by the time she couldn't gut it out anymore, it was too late.
Today MS shared 2 letters with me, both from his wife. The first was to him and essentially said please keep doing what you love and know that I am waiting for you patiently and will be angry with you if you don't continue living life well.
The second letter was regarding our family and she asked MS to make sure that he continued to be strong and protective of his own.
Today MS let me know that he was going to continue to shoot and that the funeral took a financial toll on him even with our families help, he asked me if he could have his super 90 back as his original was just worn out. Of course I immediately drove to his home and gave him back the weapon he so graciously loaned me.
After a beer and a bit of conversation I took my leave of MS, when I got to my truck and started to get in I noticed a big blue and yellow box in the bed of my truck.
The box had a sticky note attached, it said "my wife told me to continue to seek happiness" and I need my shotgun to run competitions, she also said to always take care of the family, so please accept this gift, I would never leave you unprotected.