The Trooper was right.... because you had run out of powder.One evening a State Trooper approached me as I was shooting. He said he received a report that someone was shooting near the levee. When he noticed what I was holding he asked "what the heck is that". I showed him the gun and the loading procedure. After he knocked down two blackbirds in a row we ended up using all of the powder I had on hand - taking turns to shoot. Then, with sincere regret he said, "Son, I'm sorry, but you can't shoot here anymore." Damn, I missed those evenings.
For the most part, that is the reaction we get from the NRA Women On Target program that is held at my home range. After the first shot, it is followed up with "can I try it again"?Before they say anything comes the smile. I love to see that smile. Especially the kids. I am thinking "got him/her hooked". Some people will say nothing but "thank you". I believe that most of them just want to enjoy the memory.
Personally I don't like the "primer" modern in-line stuff at all.Young guy at the shooting range thought it was great that someone finally invented a muzzleloader that does not need to use the shotgun primers. Really need how the gun was made to look old fashioned. He thought flintlock was a new invention. Makes you wonder what is going on in school these days.
Just about always have people come over asking questions. Most of them have never actually seen a flintlock before.
Most ranges will have a BP section or area. They just don't mix well with modern shooters. Suits most of us just fine!"What the h**l is that smell! Those things shouldn't be allowed here...". The guy was being such an a** the range RSO had to intervene. I'm lucky that now I live where I can safely shoot off the back porch.