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Norton
June 29, 2005, 11:34 AM
It's been a while since we had a get together so for those of you in or near Anne Arundel County:

Where: On Target in Severn, MD
When: Wednesday, July 6, 7pm

Check in here so we can get a head count. Those of us with memberships will be happy to share lanes so that you can keep expenses down if you are not a member.

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deker
June 29, 2005, 03:58 PM
Not a member, but I shoot there regularly anyways. I'll be there :)

-d

nico
June 29, 2005, 05:32 PM
I'll be there :)

DelayedReaction
June 29, 2005, 05:32 PM
I have theater work I volunteer for, but I'll see how busy we are. Maybe I can take the day off. :D

Norton
June 29, 2005, 07:33 PM
My wife says that she thinks that she'll be there (hope that she doesn't show me up again with that 1911 :( )

Norton
June 29, 2005, 07:35 PM
Just got to thinking....

Anyone have any requests for things they'd like to try? That's always the best part of these things IMHO.

nico.....I saw that you're in the market.....whatcha lookin' at?

deker
June 29, 2005, 07:49 PM
Norton,

I'm bringing my Dan Wesson 5" 1911 and my CZ 75BD (I think nico was interested in one of these).

I'm currently trying to figure out what will be my carry piece when I move to PA and I'm curious about:

- Any subcompact 1911 (or any officer's sized frame really. I wonder how the shorter grip will work for me)
- Anything Para LDA (particularly the carry-sized ones)
- CZ 2075 RAMI
- Anything compact in .40 S&W (I've never shot anything in .40)
- Anything else that's just fun :)

See you guys & gals Wed!

-d

Norton
June 29, 2005, 10:01 PM
deker,

If Spot77 comes, I'm sure that he'll have his CZ40. Not at all compact, but it should give you feel for the caliber. I'll also get him to bring his Bersa .380. Probably not the caliber that you'd want for carry, but would let you consider that sized frame.

I''ll have the usual suspects with me...USP9 for sure as well as a .22. If anyone wants to try the Hi-Point carbine, let me know.

Legionnaire
June 30, 2005, 08:17 AM
Norton, my brother lives in your neck of the woods. I'm going to forward this thread to him. Hopefully he will be available. I'd make the drive and overnight at his house if I weren't tied up that day. Have fun!

Norton
June 30, 2005, 08:30 AM
Legionairre,

Please tell him to join us! Just tell him to look for me when he gets there..at least I'm easy to find. :p

LeadPumper
June 30, 2005, 08:48 AM
Nuts,

can't make it. First Wednesday of each month is mandatory members meeting at my local "Gun Club".

Maybe next time.

Shoot well...

-LeadPumper

Spot77
June 30, 2005, 12:30 PM
I'll be there with:

Ruger P95 and P97, CZ40, and Bersa 380

Don'tforget that you canuse most pistol cal. rifles there too.


Spot77
(currently going through THR withdrawl waiting for internet connection at the new house.) :(

nico
June 30, 2005, 03:15 PM
nico.....I saw that you're in the market.....whatcha lookin' at?
Well, after handling one back to back with an XD9 at The Gun Rack last night, I've decided I want a CZ75 SA. I'm just trying to decide whether spending the $500 on it is a good thing to do.

Norton
June 30, 2005, 03:29 PM
Well, after handling one back to back with an XD9 at The Gun Rack last night, I've decided I want a CZ75 SA. I'm just trying to decide whether spending the $500 on it is a good thing to do.

The CZ75 felt good in my hand when I handled it, but I didn't get a chance to fire it. I did like the CZ97 an awful lot though.

The XD would be a good choice too.....I shot the .40 a while back and it was very nice.

deker
June 30, 2005, 07:57 PM
Well, after handling one back to back with an XD9 at The Gun Rack last night, I've decided I want a CZ75 SA. I'm just trying to decide whether spending the $500 on it is a good thing to do.

I'd say to check out gunbroker and the classifieds @ czforum.com. I'm all for supporting our local stores, but some serious cost savings can be had on these online...

At any rate, you can give my 75BD a shot and see how you like actually firing one. It's not an SA, but I imagine it's SA trigger pull is pretty close.

-d

chaim
June 30, 2005, 11:28 PM
I'll try to be there, but since I am again out of work (left one job, then the job I thought I had didn't come through- they thought they'd have the budget for 2 positions, only got the budget for one, and the 2nd position was the one that was to be mine :banghead: ) I may not. I am looking for work locally but also in Phily, Pittsburgh and the NY area and so I can't promise I'll be in town.

If I'm in town I'll probably be there.

- Anything compact in .40 S&W (I've never shot anything in .40)
If I make it I guarantee that I'll have my new Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro (it is now one of my favorite guns), it will probably get more workout than any of my other guns. It definately qualifies as a compact .40S&W. I'll be more than happy to let you, and anyone who wants to try it, shoot a few mags out of it. To find me look for the guy in the yarmulke (I'll probably be the only one) and the smile (I'm almost always wearing a smile).

Well, after handling one back to back with an XD9 at The Gun Rack last night, I've decided I want a CZ75 SA. I'm just trying to decide whether spending the $500 on it is a good thing to do. Nico, while $500 seems like too much money for any non-1911 to me, I think several CZ models plus the BHP are exceptions. I'll try to remember to bring my garden variety CZ 75B.

If I make it (most likely I will) I will definately bring:

-Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro

-CZ 75B

Since we are limited to 4 guns per lane there, I'll have to decide between the following likely choices for the other two (let me know if anyone has a preference):

-Charles Daly 1911 (though the slide no longer locks back on empties, a little embarrassing considering how much I've pushed them in the past...then again a "cheap" 1911 and the only problem after around 10K rounds is the slide won't lock back, hmmm)

-Winchester 94 in .45LC

-6" S&W 585 (I haven't brought it out for a while so I'll probably bring this over my other .357mags if I bring a .357)

-6" S&W 57 (pretty much my favorite gun)

-or a Ruger MkII

Norton
June 30, 2005, 11:53 PM
chaim,

Was that your CZ97 that I shot a while back? I wouldn't mind comparing that to my 1911 now that I have some experience with .45

chaim
July 1, 2005, 04:21 AM
Was that your CZ97 that I shot a while back?

Nope, I'd love to have one but I don't (yet).

Norton
July 3, 2005, 12:47 PM
Just giving this a nudge to the top. I'm ready for Wednesday....did some trap last week but haven't had time to do any handgunning for a while.

Spot77
July 3, 2005, 12:50 PM
Was that your CZ97 that I shot a while back?

I think that was Dale's (PAshooter, formerly MDshooter)

nico
July 6, 2005, 10:06 AM
Bump.

Everybody still going?

I'll be bringing a S&W 910 and a Ruger Single Six, just in case anybody's interrested. I'll be the short guy in the cargo shorts and white shirt (my real name's Nick btw).

Norton
July 6, 2005, 12:29 PM
Still on.....

Nick, I'll be the other tall person there besides Kevin.

Bringing:

USP9
SA Mil-Spec 1911
SW2206
Taurus 83
Hi-Point Carbine

anapex
July 6, 2005, 01:37 PM
Just to bring this back up to the top to remind people. The shoot is tonight, so Erica and I will see everyone there. Just look for a Steelers hat and that should be me. I'll be bringing along the following:

Springfield 1911 Milspec
Walther P99 .40sw
S&W 422

I haven't decided on a 4th yet but it may end up being either a Beretta 96 in .40 or a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44mag. It may also be a Colt Government 380, we'll see though like I said I haven't decided yet.

Spot77
July 6, 2005, 01:58 PM
I'll be bringing Norton and the Admiral.


Oh wait.....a few guns too.

Girlwithagun
July 6, 2005, 04:34 PM
See you all tonight. I have on jeans, a light blue shirt and a little boy on each leg.

deker
July 6, 2005, 05:54 PM
See you all tonight!

Jeans and grey t-shirt, Black & Yellow Mustang (got to borrow my wifes car today :) ).

-d

nico
July 6, 2005, 06:00 PM
Norton, kevin actually said he won't be able to make it. He's a slave to the theater.

chaim
July 6, 2005, 06:46 PM
I'll definately be making it (baring some unforseen circumstances coming up in the next hour and a half).

For those who haven't met me, look for the bearded red headed fat guy in a white shirt (though for shooting I may go with a darker shirt), black pants, and a yarmulke.

I don't know how much I'll be able to actually shoot though since my back has been acting up lately (I could barely get out of bed this morning) so I may only bring the two types of guns people have already mentioned wanting to try (my Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro, a compact .40, and the CZ 75B since someone was interested in a CZ). I may add one or two, but I'm not quite sure.

nico
July 6, 2005, 07:20 PM
I don't think I'm gonna make it tonight. My parents just got home and apparently I have to go socialize with the family :( . I'll be going to try out my new gun next Thursday or Friday though, if anybody wants to meet then.

Norton
July 6, 2005, 10:37 PM
Good times everyone!

Just got back at 9:20pm and got everything unpacked.

We had: Me, my wife (hereafter known as the Admiral), Spot77, Chaim, anapex, GirlWithAGun, deker, and our friend Greg

Had a good time fondling some guns I hadn't shot before, including that little Colt Series 80 .380 of anapex's.

deker brought an excellent example of a 1911. Everyone trying each other's 1911s caused some consternation, especially between the Admiral and anapex as they each shot the other's 1911 better than their own :confused:

Look for a social get together/picnic soon....more time to sit around and visit without worrying about the noise.

Sounds like the next shooting get together needs to be a trap/skeet shoot as there was some interest there.

Spot77
July 6, 2005, 11:02 PM
aye....400 or so rounds of manly cal ammo....My hand is a little stiff already.

I liked Chaim's PT140. I'm finding myself to be a fan of DA triggers. A friend of mine has an FN49 9mm with a really nice DA trigger....

Norton
July 6, 2005, 11:20 PM
aye....400 or so rounds of manly cal ammo

Is that anything like Mancow ammo? I've seen him on FoxNews but didn't know he had hsi own line on ammo :neener:

chaim
July 7, 2005, 12:09 AM
Definately a good time.

Thank you Deker for letting me shoot that Dan Wesson. I was impressed with their 1911s when they first came out and all I did was handle it at the Gun Rack, after shooting yours I am now extremely impressed.

Thanks Anapex for letting me shoot that Walther P99. Definately the P99 or the SW99 are on my list of wants.

Spot, thanks for letting me shoot the CZ40B again. Great gun, lighter than I remember, really fits the hand well and accurate. I may have to start shopping around for another one (well, once I'm working again).

Norton, the red dot sight on the Hi Point Carbine really does make it a new gun. With the higher sight putting my cheek higher on the stock it didn't hit me in the face anymore and made it much more fun to shoot.

A great time was had talking, shooting, and getting to try guns other than what I brought. I hope you guys enjoyed shooting the PT140 M. Pro and the .45LC Winchester 94 as much as I enjoyed shooting your guns. It was really nice to shoot my CZ 75B, I haven't been shooting it much lately (in addition to only making it to the range about once a month of late, I usually have been bringing other options). Of course, another 100 rounds out of my PT140 was a blast as well. The only real trouble was once or twice with the 94- .45LC doesn't have much rim so if you don't work the lever with the right amount of force there can be some feeding and ejection problems (only twice though).

I'm looking forward to the non-shooting get together. Some talk of a picnic at a really nice park in Annapolis (Clear Water- boating, possible fishing, really nice picnic areas, and of course a playground for the kiddies).

Girlwithgun was talking about trying to do a monthly shoot at On Target, if we try to do that I'll do my best to make it each time. It would be a good excuse to get out and do some more shooting.

deker
July 7, 2005, 01:28 AM
Thank you Deker for letting me shoot that Dan Wesson. I was impressed with their 1911s when they first came out and all I did was handle it at the Gun Rack, after shooting yours I am now extremely impressed.

Hehe...another convert :) Rumor has it that the build quality of the post-CZ buyout hasn't suffered at all. I still want one of their bobtails, but it'll likely have to be a little down the list for a while.

Thanks again to chiam and anapex for letting me try out their .40s and anapex's .380 as well. I gotta say I like that "mini-1911" style.

Glad to have met everybody (even if some of you did outshoot me with my own 1911 :banghead: ). I'll definitely try to make any monthly shoots, even after I move to PA.

Sorry we missed you nico, but I'm sure we'll catch up later. I'm sure you'll be happy with your new CZ.

Bedtime now, too much work to do tomorrow...

-d

chaim
July 7, 2005, 01:44 AM
Deker, I was afraid that I may like that "mini-1911" style also. Anapex offered, but I turned down trying that gun. I'm trying to get away from .380s (though I do trust the caliber), especially those that will cost as much as a 9mm Kahr to buy and I didn't want to get hooked.

deker
July 7, 2005, 01:55 PM
Deker, I was afraid that I may like that "mini-1911" style also. Anapex offered, but I turned down trying that gun. I'm trying to get away from .380s (though I do trust the caliber), especially those that will cost as much as a 9mm Kahr to buy and I didn't want to get hooked.

Now you see why I politely declined second mags on some stuff :) In all honesty I'll probably have a small frame revo as a BUG or pocket gun once I move, but something like that colt would be nice and small for summertime carry unlike a fullsize 1911. If I get my permit before I figure out exactly what I want, I'll be carrying that DW (already got a Milt Sparks SS2 for it, and my belt from Dillon showed up yesterday), but I'd really prefer something a little lighter.

-d

anapex
July 8, 2005, 02:54 PM
You know you all want a Colt Government 380 now just admit it and go try and find one! The night went pretty good I think. I was expecting more to show up but I guess it worked out better because of them only having half of the range open. I do have to find a CZ 75 now though and trade 1911s with Norton. Can't wait for the next one!

chaim
July 9, 2005, 10:52 PM
In all honesty I'll probably have a small frame revo as a BUG or pocket gun once I move :banghead: Arrgh! I knew I should have brought my Taurus 85 :banghead:

Oh well, maybe next time.

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