How’s that for a eye-catching, technically accurate, but wildly misleading title for a blog entry? It’s true though—I got shot.
No, nobody gave me a high-speed injection of lead administered from some sort of ballistic device, I mean it in the more basic form. Yes, it involves bullets (sort of), but none that have been fired. Shot is the word for the contents of a shotgun cartridge (hence the name “shot-gun”). Really, they’re just small, round BB’s. I’ve been looking for something this size for a special project of mine, but I hadn’t come across any. From researching online, I suspected that size 7/12 – 9 shot would do the trick, but it was a bit of an effort to try to find someone who had that specific size.
As luck would have it, the computers melted down at a nearby project of ours, and they called me out to resuscitate. While I was there, I overheard a couple of guys talking about hunting, so I asked if any of them shot birds/skeet. Sure enough, the manager of that project not only did so, but also made his own ammunition. When I asked, he graciously provided a vial of each size I’d requested.
Now, I just have to determine which size is best for the project, and get to work on putting it together. This smells like progress!