On Target MD AAR/Back to Hap?


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Riffraff
April 19, 2004, 09:15 AM
I'll have some photos up tonight from the On Target shoot. We had a good time, attendance was Anapex, GWAG, one little one that I saw, 1BadRam and myself.

Found out Anapex got a new 98! sweet dude! 1BadRam bought himself a new tack driver and I am in the process of getting a SPAS 12. I am certain other Maryland members have new toys also, plus it sounds like the fine folks at Hap are workign on the handgun range. This means a trip to Hap Baker needs to be set up.

Sorry I digressed, On Target was much fun. 1BadRam actually shot the retaining clip off the target holder. I actually heard a ding when it happened. I think it was the clip hitting something. It was definitly one of those "what was that?" moments. Basically it went something like: pop, pop, popding... mental monologue: huh? that didn't sound right, why is 1BR's target laying on the floor? why is the target pole swinging like that? He did not just shoot the target off? He must have hit the card board tab. Is he laughing over there? why yes he is...monologue off

So I put my weapon down and lean around the devider to his lane as he retrieves the target holder to put a new target on. One problem, the clip itself is gone. Now we are both laughing. I keep watch over our stuff as he exits the range and informs a clerk. They give him a new pole and inform him that if he breaks the wire it'll cost $100.00. Obviously this is not the first time it has happened. Just wish we had gotten a picture. We were both busy shooting at the time.

As for myself, I do indeed love shooting any .45 but I prefer my HK Tactical. (I shot 1BRs 1911 also). Out of 100 rounds with the tactical I missed 5 shots. I was doing a little playing around. Then I got out the new .38 S&W airweight. In retrospect I should have fired it first. I'll post target comparisons when I get home. I need much more practice with the .38. It is beyond my words.

One final note if we do a picnic on Memorial Day when do we do the next shoot at Hap Baker?

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chaim
April 19, 2004, 05:45 PM
One final note if we do a picnic on Memorial Day when do we do the next shoot at Hap Baker? Depending upon how many people make it to the picnic we could always talk dates then in person- or maybe not (people may not want to talk "business"). At any rate, since there was just this shoot, I figure it probably won't be until June. We seem to go 1 1/2-2 months between formal shoots. Of course, if people want to we can do one sooner, or we can have a more informal get-together (just PM a few people, or post a "I'm going to the range Thurs, anyone want to join me" thread, a couple days in advance to gather a small group instead of the open invite thread a month or so in advance).

Spot77
April 19, 2004, 08:22 PM
I have a "buddy list" of about 40 Marylanders here at THR....I'll send pm's tomorrow about the picnic and mention suggestions about the next Big Bang Event:evil:

1BadRam
April 20, 2004, 09:11 PM
O.K. RiffRaff,
So I shot the clip. At least I hit something. Unlike you and your new .38. Just kidding. I had a good time though. The .357 turned some heads when it went off. Can't wait to do it again.

Riffraff
April 21, 2004, 06:18 PM
Ok semi proof that I am halfway decent with the .45

http://www.dailydiscourse.com/~gromblad/archives/HK45.JPG

And now the .38, well...

http://www.dailydiscourse.com/~gromblad/archives/SW38.JPG

Also 1BadRam and I are heading for HAp Baker on Friday April 30th if anyone wants to join us.


Edit in an attempt (it failed :( ) to reduce the size of the pics

anapex
April 21, 2004, 09:19 PM
Hey 5 of those near the center of the .45 target are mine! :D

Riffraff
April 22, 2004, 07:28 AM
Most likely the 5 closest to the center! :D

Actually I think this one was down by the time you got there Anapex, but I could be mistaken, I really don't recall at this point.

Crazy
April 25, 2004, 03:00 PM
Funny, I didn't know anyone made a .45 shotgun? :)
Crazy

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