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GreyHawk



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PostSubject: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 23rd 2015, 10:21 pm

Last Saturday, I decided to blow some smoke out of the T/C GreyHawk.  My best shooting buddy (the Mrs.) was in Florida visiting her family.  There's an older gent who lives down the road, a long-time hunter who has given up his outdoor pursuits because of failing health.  He is on oxygen 24/7.
On a whim, I knocked on his door and asked if he'd like to take a trip to my gun club.  He jumped at the chance.  We took turns sending some PRB's and Maxi-Hunters downrange.  Charlie thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and said he had thought he would never again have the opportunity to go shooting.  Said he would be talking about this for weeks.  
Glad I took the time to bring some happiness into the ol' boy's life.Very Happy

Jeff
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John Neslen



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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 23rd 2015, 10:30 pm

Cheers to you Greyhawk for thinking of your neighbor! He will never forget what you did for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 23rd 2015, 11:04 pm

:rtup good to hear that you pepped him up! Being ill like that really just puts you into a slump. Its good when you can bring some happiness into someones life and they can let go and forget about what ever pain they may be in and just get out and have fun and have a new story of experiences to talk to friends about.
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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 24th 2015, 7:19 am

That's a very nice thing for you to do. I know he appreciates it.

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Huntin_Dawg1215



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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 27th 2015, 5:31 pm

That was a good deed you done and may you be blessed for doing it.
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GreyHawk



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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 29th 2015, 5:57 am

Thanks for the kind words.
Here's an unexpected twist to the story, that never crossed my mind:  I paid a visit to my family doctor last week (for an ailment that was diagnosed as food poisoning).  The Dr. is also a hunter/recreational shooter.  He said a person on oxygen should never fire a black powder weapon, because there's a danger of the O-2  bursting into flame!  I'm feeling kind of sheepish, because I'm a former vol. firefighter with 25 yrs. experience, and I never gave this a thought.  Definitely something to be aware of.  Good thing we weren't using a flintlock! Embarassed

Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptySeptember 29th 2015, 6:42 am

Doctors know about bodies (Physiology) but don't take many Physics courses in their training. Oxygen does not burn, it supports combustion. Unless your neighbor is highly flammable or there are flammable objects close by, he's probably safe.
Of course, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptyOctober 27th 2015, 7:28 pm

@patocazador wrote:
Doctors know about bodies (Physiology) but don't take many Physics courses in their training. Oxygen does not burn, it supports combustion. Unless your neighbor is highly flammable or there are flammable objects close by, he's probably safe.
Of course, it's better to be safe than sorry.



Like my wife said how many times have you seen people on Oxygen smoking Cigarettes?

oneshot
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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptyOctober 27th 2015, 7:33 pm

Yes, I knew one, but he killed himself, and almost burned down the building I live in. I was evacuated for 6 months while the building was repaired.

Actually, I enjoyed the evacuation, because they put me up in a cool log cabin on Cottonwood Creek. I loved it, and didn't want to come back to the building. I asked for the apartment that burned down, because I knew it would be all brand new.

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PostSubject: Re: Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting   Took a Neighbor B/P Shooting EmptyOctober 31st 2015, 8:44 pm

Doctors know a lot about the body, but they often forget the mind and spirit. 

I bet the psychological pick-me-up was worth it for him.

And, I wonder if the O2 tank could be placed behind the line, disconnected just long enough for him to take the shot and get back to it? Then you have your cake and eat it too.

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