I can't adequately describe in a single blog post the events that happened, because there was just so much that happened, and a lot of these events (such as firing the KSG and RFB) require their own posts.
The fact that I can milk these for several entries is just icing.
For those of you who haven't met Oleg, he is a unique individual. Just for laughs, here are some amusing facts about him you may not know:
- He looks remarkably like Alan Cumming. Specifically, Alan Cumming's role as Boris Grishenko in Goldeneye. You probably think I'm exaggerating, but I promise you that it's true.
- The first time I met him, he was so incredibly amped up that I swear I saw his right arm vibrating. He also talks a million miles a second and his conversations veer so sharply that half the time I think he interrupts himself.
- Between the accent and the motion and the photography, he's basically a human version of Photo Finish.
- He's nowhere near as arrogant or pretentious, of course. But the constant "and now... WE GO!" vibe is strong with him.
- Which is funny, because the man himself is like a human Valium. Always soft spoken, always very calm and zen. In fact, the only time his voice approaches what I would consider to be an acceptable level of volume is when he's talking to his parents in Russian.
- It just seems like the entire world constantly whirls around him while he manages to remain the calm center of everything. I like to refer to him as "The Entil'Zha of the Gunnie World," and if you don't get that reference then you should be ashamed of yourself for missing some excellent science fiction.
- He apparently thinks the ability to sharpen a knife is wizardry.
In the time I was hanging with Oleg, the following things happened:
- I was convinced at least twice that I was about to die.
- I found myself chasing a feral pig whilst holding his camera.
- I got to shoot a KSG, an RFB and an SU-16.
- I was part of a zombie firing squad.
- I saw a target go boom from Tannerite.
- I nearly blinded myself with a flashlight.
- I had at least two moments of awesome when I was able to reach into my bag or my car and produce something utterly unexpected yet absolutely useful.
- In an amusing bit of role reversal, I got to take a picture of Oleg in front of the camera for a change:
|I took this picture with his camera.|
So, yeah. In the course of a weekend I probably have a week's worth of posts. I will talk about amazing things and give reviews of the guns I shot.
And I will probably name-drop shamelessly, because I crave attention and validation. Look at meeeeee!