Who of us did not think, at least once, to use our prized rifles, shotguns or handguns to do some “plinking”? Yes, that peculiar recreational shooting activity with zero pretense of competition that essentially is to shoot, instead of paper targets, tin cans (hence plinking = the sound of tin cans getting hit), bottles, clay targets and generally anything that breaks and that our imagination suggests - and that the range owner allows.
In recent times, at least in Europe, this extremely fun shooting activity has honestly faded, due to increasingly strict gun laws and shooting range rules (in the latter case, also due to pollution concerns). However, this activity never fails to capture the imagination of shooting enthusiasts, especially the younger ones. So, we wanted to introduce a group of young shooters to the healthy, fun and highly satisfying sport of… shoot the watermelon!
In the absolute safety of an established shooting range, respecting the law and with a selection of charismatic and iconic firearms plus a large supply of ammunition, we engaged in a session of watermeloning… pardon, ‘plinking’, just for the sheer fun of it!
Shooting is fun… go out and try it!
The firearms used are:
Steyr-Mannlicher AUG A2, chambered in .223 Remington;
Glock 21 Gen 4 chambered in .45ACP;
Benelli Argo E-Pro chambered in .30-06 Springfield;
Franchi SPAS-12 chambered in 12 Ga.
M4 carbine with integral Picatinny forend and Aimpoint M4s red dot riflescope chambered in .223 Remington.
CRKT Hammond FE7 knife
All ammunition used in the video is Geco (.45 ACP, .223, .30-06) and RWS/Rottweil (12 Gauge).