By David E. Petzal
I realize that there are many of you who are not mildly surprised when you wake up alive in the morning; however, there are many like me who are, so we might as well talk about shooting and age.
First, old age as a whole sucks. You will find as you rot that body parts which you never even knew you owned now hurt like merry hell or don’t work at all. If you’re of my generation, you can write off your hearing altogether (I hope you remember what Teresa Brewer and Eddie Fisher sounded like), but then you don’t need to hear in order to shoot, and you can’t hear the prattling of all the s**theads who used to annoy you.
Almost certainly, your eyesight will have deteriorated, you have lost strength, your hands may tremble a bit, and your reflexes have slowed. But all is not lost.