TTAG Exclusive: Kirsten Joy Weiss Shoots the Rainbow

Previously, on Who Wants to Ignore the Fact That Trayvon Martin Was Carrying Skittles on the Night He Died, Kirsten Joy Weiss shot a colored sweet off a pencil. As that left almost an entire bag of Skittles, and it’s hard to shoot with laser-like precision during a massive, politically incorrect sugar rush, TTAG’s resident sharpshooter decided to pierce pieces of pedestal-less candy with her Anschutz .22 at 50 feet or so. Aside from Ms. Weiss’ accuracy (and her willingness to show missed shots), this video demonstrates the importance of positioning your support hand properly when refueling your rifle to keep the muzzle on target. And breathing. And stance. And trigger control. And cheek weld. And the need to donate a tacticool ammo belt to Ms. Weiss’ kit. Or not. [Click here to visit Kirsten’s website for more trick shots ‘n stuff.]

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  1. avatar Joey Miller says:

    I have no idea what you mean by that Trayvon allusion, but I hope it’s irreverent.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      C’mon, guys – playing on the fact that it is insensitive to be shooting Skittles when Trayvon was murdered by George Zimmerman on his way home from an innocent shopping trip to pick up some Skittles for his soon to be step-brother. RF’s comment is foolish hyperbole as this could only be considered intentionally insensitive and prosecutable as a politically incorrect offense if Ms. Weiss had ended the segment by taking a sip from a can of AriZona-brand watermelon-flavored fruit juice drink. (/sarc off)

    2. avatar Conrad says:

      About as relevant has Kirsten shooting chocolate M&Ms instead, or on top of cans of Soda Shaq…

      I wish I had a fraction of Kirsten’s skill with a standing rifle…

  2. avatar hokiemojo says:

    The key to succesfully making these shots is in the preparation. It is by far the most difficult part. So do you by any chance have video of the prep work? You know… the part where she goes to the store and buys .22 ammo? I haven’t seen that in a while.

    1. avatar Charles5 says:

      This

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      You misspelled ‘stores,’ as in, “the five stores that were completely out before you finally found (and bought) some Eley Club 1000 fps for 0.12 a round.”

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        She might have just had a stock of Lapua .22 ammo, if they are still sponsoring her.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Oh, I know. I just thought the “store” (singular) was amusing, combined with there being a kid at my Appleseed over the weekend who was shooting Eley Club 1000 fps that would FTE and double feed every third round on his 10/22. He was a sad panda.

    3. avatar Jeremy says:

      What .22 exists? I thought it was a myth, like unicorns and leprechauns.

      1. avatar Jeh says:

        No leprechauns are real, don’t you remember the one found in the tree called by the magical flute in Alabama? It was all over the local news.

    4. avatar Cliff H says:

      The fact that she has to dig DEEP into her hip pocket for individual rounds after each shot might be an indication of limited ammo availability on her part as well. Good thing she is not trying to store .454 Casul rounds back there!

  3. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    As far as the “tacticool ammo belt”, my vote is no. The most entertaining part of the video was the reloads.

    1. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

      Oh ya, she was workin’ it. We all know there are silicone ammo strips for holding rounds, and they stick on the gun so you only have to move a tiny bit to reload. Her reeeaaching around to retrieve another round, was no accident. From the back pocket? Ya, isn’t that where everyone keeps their loose rounds? How’s that song go? She’s sexy and she knows it. My man parts loved the reload sequence, but my shooting parts were laughing at her exaggerated reeeeeach to the back pocket. Ya, she definitely knows who her fan base is. And she seems perfectly cool with it. And….we’re totally cool with that.

      Poor thing needs a better set director. I don’t know, a length of 2×4 painted matt black for contrast? I had to “full screen” it to see the dang Skittles.

      1. avatar doesky2 says:

        Self edited….

        All in all, very nice.

  4. avatar Jay1987 says:

    I love these videos especially since she is willing to show that it took multiple attempts although i do wonder why on earth the poor girl ain’t found a bolt action with a 5 round mag.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Rumor has it that Ms. Weiss’ Anschutz rifle costs @ $3,000.00. Probably the addition of a five-round mag option runs another $1,000 (joke) and/or makes it illegal for competition shooting. Plus, I expect you could find any number of people who would swear that it would be detrimental to accuracy.

      By the way, I saw on Mythbusters where they lit a kitchen match with a .45 ACP. Love to see Kirsten make that shot with her .22. (Mythbusters lined up their shot with a Crimson Trace.) Might want to try it under less windy conditions.

  5. avatar Jeremy S says:

    I don’t think I could even see skittles at that distance against a dirt background with no magnification hahaha 😉 ….assuming there were any left in the bag by the time I arrived at the range…

  6. avatar Jeh says:

    I don’t know what the Treyvon Martin bit at the beginning had to do with the actual video but who the hell cares.

    Nice shots Miss Weiss.

  7. avatar Ing says:

    I enjoy these, even though they make me sad. I wish I could find ammo and $ to go shooting.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Bi-Mart on lucky number Tuesday. They have .22 AND skittles!
      Ms. Weiss, that is some darn good shooting.
      More!!!

  8. avatar Felix says:

    What fascinates me the most, besides her having so much fun, is how intense her focus is once she gets into shooting mode. I like shooting, but I can’t get as focused on it as I can on other things. It’s delightful. You can see the focus slide into place as she sights in and and convert to glee afterwards.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Yes. The focus. That, my friend, is it.
      I’ve only seen two students over the past 25 years understand this. I joke that it is the ‘Zen’ of rifle shooting.

  9. avatar Kirsten says:

    Thank you for taking the time to comment guys and gals! I’m just learning as I go, so they are very helpful

  10. avatar din says:

    so bored with this chick already. less “interesting” personalities, more articles please.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Cause reading RF and Leghorn are so much more excititng than watching KJW shoot?

    2. avatar GS650G says:

      Show a tiny bit of respect and stop being rude.

  11. avatar Chip says:

    I’m sorry I was not even watching the skittle’s…I cant keep my eyes off of her! WOW…Whether she hits her mark or not is not important. She is beautiful and shooting a gun! Two things that I LOVE to look at!! Keep going Kristen and don’t focus on the negative Nancy’s.

  12. avatar Haiku Guy says:

    Hope she never gets
    That tacticool ammo belt
    For some strange reason…

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      I ponder owning
      A nice rifle like she has
      To try this myself

    2. avatar Kirsten says:

      Oh the culture!! Haha these are great

  13. avatar JAS says:

    She’s and excellent shot. A lot better then me :). I would still like to see her cut a playing card in half from say 25 feet. I still can’t believe that Annie Oakley did it from 90-feet. At that distance consistency would be ballistically impossible, especially with stuff available at the turn of the century. And at 90-feet the card would have been pretty much invisible, requiring a secondary aiming point behind it. Kirsten could maybe try it a la “Mythbusters”.

    1. avatar Kirsten says:

      Duly noted. I have ins at the buffalo bill museum so I plan on doing some extensive research 😉

  14. avatar Sklutch says:

    Well, to paraphrase FARK: “I, for one, welcome our new trick-shooting Overlady!”

    I’ll just say, though, that I’m glad I bought a cheap, folding, waterproof keyboard. 3 things in that video triggered caveman drool responses, but I’m not gonna list ’em b/c I don’t want a neat, little hole in my forehead. 🙂

    Sklutch

    1. avatar Kirsten says:

      Skittles make everyone drool, it’s okay. That’s what you meant right 😀

  15. avatar Joseph says:

    I don’t care if she is shooting or shoveling chicken poop, I’ll watch her.

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