I’ve watched the lanky Jonny Carter on many an occasion, but this, his first trip to the U.S., was all kinds of fun to watch.
For those who don’t know the tall Englishman’s background, Jonny is a first-class shotgunner and a man who not only loves his craft, but knows his guns — and his obvious enjoyment of the Gun Thing makes for lovely entertainment. (I first talked about him earlier this year.)
He lands in New York (!), and heads to the Beretta store in Manhattan. (I don’t know why he would, when he’s already toured the factory in Brescia, but clearly the man can’t resist a shotgun.)
Then, after a little fun time with a Garand and M1 Carbine, it’s off to the main event in San Antonio. Enjoy Part 1, and then the Nationals. (What I found really interesting was his reaction to American shotgun ammo — way too much recoil for his taste.)
And then he makes the haj to Gordy’s in Houston, where even he’s impressed by the fine shotgun collection.
Watch, and enjoy. He certainly did.
There’s about four hours of viewing for y’all, just in these links — and there would be far worse ways to spend a morning.
And just for the record, I absolutely hate the way Jonny’s bespoke shotgun looks; that pistol grip? Ugh.