Scary Halloween jack o lantern face glowing in smoke and fire.
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I’m alway impressed by people who shoot well. I’m not one of them. Oh sure, I don’t shoot badly. Show me a broad side of a barn and I’ll hit it (after being sure of what’s beyond it).

Still, I never shy from a ballistic challenge. When I professed boredom at the annual pumpkin carving YouTube onslaught (e.g., Kirsten Joy Weiss and Hickok45), Dan invited me to The Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, home of the Texas Firearms Festival, to see if I, too, could make a jack-o-lantern from an HEB pumpkin.

SPOILER ALERT! No. No I couldn’t.

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  1. Just goes to show, a lever gun is never the wrong choice. Or something like that.

    Damn fine rifle. Lust worthy.

  2. Bravo RF but,….pleeeeeease……..don’t head to Hollywood anytime soon! You kinda made Kristen Stewart look a LITTLE more talented than a lifeless vampire. Just sayin’ – LOL!

    • There were large pieces left over and nothing splattered on his shirt.

      Obviously he didn’t use enough tannerite.

  3. Kind of dorky, but I’ve done the same thing with a .460 and a .45-70. Godspeed in your pursuit of happiness.

    P.S. That’s a beautiful lever gun.

  4. Robert,

    Awesome vid. Made me laugh after one of the most tough days of my life!

    You should make one for every holiday.

  5. We used to gather jack-o-lanterns after Halloween and turn the best into pumpkin for pies. The rest went to the woods to become… organic splatter.

    Now you can get a hefty fine for doing that in a state or national forest in Oregon: the law now only allows paper or cardboard targets.

    Moron lawmakers.

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