ISLAND IN THE SAND
They all agreed on two things about the newfound rifles. They were too loud and shooting them hurt the shoulder, and sometimes the hand, of the person shooting them. Some sort of ear plugs would help with the sound, but there was little to be done about the mechanical reaction the guns caused. Aiming them was also a real problem. Only Jameson could figure out how to accurately sight and shoot using the scopes on the big rifles, or the hand sights on the smaller ones. The kids, in the little time they had to use the weapons, were incapable of doing more than pointing the things outward and pulling the triggers.