Over the counter (9)
Over the Counter: The Departure Lounge
by Eddy Pretorius
Recently I met with an old friend who had come to me seeking advice on how to dispose of his collection of Mauser rifles, bespoke shotguns, and other firearms acquired over a lifetime of collecting. It was nice seeing him, but sad as well, as he is soon to be on dialysis for renal failure. Peter has accepted this with grace and serenity, like the Peter I have known for over 20 years.
Over the Counter by Eddy Pretorius
Planning and Practice
I am an old man who has been around the block a few times, with some scars to show for it. One thing life has taught me is that the only fair fight is in a ring with a weight division, rules, and a referree. There is no such thing on the street.
OVER THE COUNTER
By Eddy Pretorius
Ins-and-Outs of applying for a firearm licence
There are several steps involved in acquiring a firearm licence
After 50 years of shooting, I no longer hear as well as I should. I find that if I am talking to a client with my head bent, as it would be if I were completing a document, I often have to ask them to repeat themselves. I am not alone when it comes to this impediment as I have spoken with many older shooters whose favourite phrase is, “say again”. We brought it all on ourselves by not protecting our hearing when we were younger....
Have you been in a conversation while somebody is explaining some firearm related topic and you don’t know what he is talking about? As firearm people it is often hard to admit that you have no clue what the gunsmith is talking about, and instead of asking, you just nod your head wisely.