It's almost Halloween. For many people, that means it's time to carve some pumpkins. Most will simply use a pumpkin carving kit with knives and scoops. Former competitive shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss doesn't carve her pumpkins like most people, however.
Instead, she used a modified Ruger 10/22 to shoot a spooky face into her pumpkin. She fired a barrage of well-aimed .22 shots at her pumpkin until it started to smile.
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Weiss has been a precision shooter for more than a decade now. She won the Women’s National Champion Gold Medal at the 2012 NRA National Smallbore Championships and placed No. 2 overall. Before that, she had a successful career in collegiate shooting. She was named an All-American three years in a row at the University of Nebraska.
Now she runs a popular YouTube channel where she performs trick shots and shooting challenges. Her channel has more than 50,000 subscribers and her videos have racked up nearly 3 million views. She's shot two cards in half at the same time. She's opened a champagne bottle with a rifle. She's put out a candle with a bullet. She even does yoga and pilates with her guns.
Weiss ended up being very happy with the results of her pumpkin carving.
"That is so cool," Weiss said of her creation."I love it! He is so cute with the little tooth and everything. The front doesn't look too bad, but the back is awesome. I'm really happy right now!"
"I shall put a light in him and he shall be mine forever. Or for as long as he's not rotten. One of the two."