Last weekend showed the signs of a possible early spring with temperatures approaching 50 degrees. That being said, the itch to get out and shoot grew tremendously. My son and his wife, who live close by, called and wanted to go shoot some clays. So I grabbed several modern shotguns ( I typically furnish the weaponry) along with one of my original black powder doubles. Word got out we were going shooting and before long there were a couple more of my family, and a friend or two that came along. Long story short, they took all of the modern shotguns and left me with the Charles Moore. The way we play the game, 3 misses puts you on the throwing end. Other than being a bit slower loading, I never ended up having to pull pigeons, as I didn't miss. They were all amazed at how well that 150 year old veteran performed. They made me stand down wind. Some of them even wanted to shoot it. Overall fun weekend.