One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going out and getting my own tree. No parking lots or we-cut farms for me; cutting down my tree is both about holiday fun and making sure it survives through Christmas. I’ve been doing this for decades – as far back as I can remember – and as the years have gone by there is something about my tree that’s changed. My ornaments – who am I kidding, all my decorations – lean heavily towards a hunting and firearms theme. But as much time and thought as I’ve put into tracking down and, yes, making my gun-themed stuff, there is something I’ve never even considered doing: cutting down my tree with my favorite rifle.
Apparently hickok45 did think of it because he posted a video on YouTube of himself wandering through the woods, choosing trees, and cutting them down – with his rifle. I’m sure I should make the usual disclaimer comments about how just because it worked out well in a video doesn’t mean you should do it yourself and how there’s definitely a risk of ricochet…but I have to admit, this is an awesome idea. I also admit I wish I’d thought of it myself.
On a side note – related, but still a side note – I thought I’d ask if y’all are interested in some of the DIY gun-themed Christmas decorations and ornaments. Last year I posted the DIY shotshell lights, which I think are fantastic, and I thought this year I might put up some of the ornaments made from spent brass. Weigh in, guys – and gals, I know there are a few of you out there.
Enjoy the video! How are you guys implementing your love of guns and ammo on your trees and in your Christmas decorations this year?