Most of us wanting a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween would get to work whittling with a knife and scooping out the flesh with a spoon.
But gun enthusiast Kirsten Joy Weiss, originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has taken a rather more extreme approach by using a Volquartsen semi-automatic .22 rifle to create what she calls a gun-o’-lantern.
In this video the pro shooter describes guns and pumpkins as the ‘perfect combination’.
She tells fans they will need a pumpkin of any size, a safe shooting spot, a gun and some creativity.
As she loads the rifle’s magazines, she describes the activity as a ‘shooting game’, which can be enjoyed with family and friends.
The trick shooter describes carving a ‘gun-o’-lantern’ as a fun activity to enjoy with family and friends, and tells fans that anyone can do it as long as they have a gun and some creativity
She can be seen shooting at the pumpkin, to create two eyes as chunks of the flesh fall away into the dirt.
After running out of bullets, she has to load a second magazine to create the smile.
She shoots a row of bullets in a line on one side, and then the other, joining them together to create the smile.
Once satisfied with her pumpkin, she names it Quasimodo and declares it ‘really cute’.
The American pro shooter, is known for her gun tricks such as shooting the lead off a pencil tip.
She describes making a gun-o’-lantern as a ‘shooting game that you can enjoy any time there’s pumpkins in the field.’
However, she advises fans to buy their own pumpkin rather as farmers will be annoyed if they find holes in the pumpkins in their fields.