COVID-19 has silenced firearm ranges across Australia these past couple of months but that looks to now be at an end.
Several states across the country have announced the re-opening of ranges to shooters and while the sounds of gunfire will re-commence, so will the familiar cries of “are you finished with that brass, sonny?”
Fudds across Australia have been deeply affected by the shutdown, with many not being able to spend the lockdown reloading due to a shortage of empties.
Brisbane fudd Trevor, 73, stated he was relieved it’s all over.
“It’s about bloody time. Where else am I able to harass everyone else minding their own business on the firing line? Having to pay for the bloody stuff is outrageous,” Trevor said. “I couldn’t do anything in lockdown with just primers, powder and projectiles. It’s been bloody ridiculous”
However, it hasn’t been all bad for Trevor.
“I’ve been spending the time perfecting my technique so now I don’t even have to ask if they are finished with the brass – it’s in me pocket before it’s even hit the deck. It’s all about positioning and that’s something that only comes with experience,” Trevor said.
“These young blokes aren’t going to know what’s hit them when I’m down there on Sunday for F-Class.”