Welcome to Lewiston
Pistol Club's Boomershoot. This is a long
range, high-power, precision rifle shooting event with high explosive, reactive
targets up to 700 yards away. Boomershoot is located in North Central Idaho near
Orofino. Shooters and spectators have shown up to
Boomershoot from faraway locations including India, England, Alaska, California,
Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey,
New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Our next event will be in the spring of 2015.
Boomershoot merchandise is available
here. This particular event is the 'baby' of Joe
Huffman. His Boomershoot blog
Scroll below this photo for more:
I don't know why everyone does not share my delight with explosives. If
they don't, it has to be some abhorrent character defect.
--Ragnar Benson, from Ragnar's Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives,
pg.110, © 1988.
As with some other things that are beyond what our ape-like evolution
prepared us for, explosions are, at some level, very odd and curious things.
Our brains are programmed to pay special attention to strange and unusual
things -- 'magic' things. Explosions invoke that curiosity of magic in our
brains. A gun with its 'action at a distance' capability is a magic tool. But
at long distances there typically isn't the immediate confirmation that
something really happened 'out there'. I change that. By creating a sort of
Walt Disney-like world where 'magic' happens, I give the shooter an escape from
reality. This is a Magic Kingdom for long range shooters. For one day I give
them the keys to the Kingdom where they get to perform their own magic.
March 26, 2002, when asked, "Why does the average Boomershoot participant attend the
Email: Joe Huffman
October 18, 2012