Do you like guns? Are you in the tech industry in your hometown? Then you should go to the Geek Shootout website and vote to bring the Geek Shootout to your town! Here’s a sample of what goes on at these events, with pictures taken by Shelley from last night’s Seattle Geek Shootout. You could have all of the following:
Here’s Gun Nuts co-blogger Shelley running the ATI AT-94 (that’s an MP-5 SBR clone) which thanks to Washington’s laws on short barreled rifles is illegal for civilians to own. But you can rent it and shoot it at West Coast Armory.
Obviously, we had zombie targets all over the place, and the requisite commentary about brains was in place as well. But even more importantly at the Geek Shootout, there are people whose experience with firearms is very limited. For example we had Microsoft employees who had never really shot a rifle before running the AT-94, and running it like an operator.
As a note, after spending a lot of time running the MP-5 clone last night, I had two realizations. The first is that Washington’s law against private citizens owning SBRs is stupid, and secondly that a 9mm SBR is about the coolest thing you can ever shoot. While the MP-5 platform isn’t really user friendly, a 9mm AR carbine would be just about the best “novice” gun for anti-zombie work. It’s easy to shoot, recoil is .22 LR level, and quality defensive ammo is plentiful.
A couple more pics from last night’s event, the last two are Dan, the founder of GunUp and myself both running the AT-94. Because we can’t let a night with an SBR and free ammo go to waste!
Thanks again to everyone who came out to last night’s Geek Shootout. If you’d like