If improved marksmanship is one of your New Year’s resolutions, “Auld Lang Syne” played with steel targets should serve as appropriate inspiration.
In this video, expert shooter Patrick Kelly uses a semi-automatic .22-caliber rifle to literally ring in the the New Year with “Auld Lang Syne,” the song sung at midnight when the ball drops.
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To bang out the famous song, Kelly targets metal plates that are tuned to play a specific note when shot. The result is proof that with steady and consistent aim, a skilled shooter can play music as well as any maestro.
The video leaves us not only with a sense of hope for the New Year, but with a convincing argument of the potential of high capacity magazines. Had certain politicians gotten their way, this high-powered musician would’ve had to limit his song selection to tunes with fewer than 10 notes.