bad range trip....


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Bobarino
June 28, 2003, 03:26 PM
on top of a crappy day at work, which led me to believe that a trip to the range would makes things a little better. ya right.

the main reason i went was becuase my girlfriend was going to go see her friends for a little girly time, so i figured i'd go shooting. she didn't go last night, its tonight that she'll be gone. oops. strike one. since she called after i had already paid my range fee, she gave me her blessing to keep shooting to my heart's content. good thing she's a cool gal.

practiced with the USP/C, which functioned flawlessly as usual. then went to play with the Sub 2000. found that the mag that came with it had a flaw in the recess for the mag catch. i fired, it popped out, bounced of the table and hit me right in the OUCH!!! 5 minute break, discover the defect and switch to a brand new factory Glock mag i had just bought a few days ago. something went haywire with that one too and the bolt decided it would try to chamber the follower. DANG IT!! disassemble mags and use good parts from both to make one functional magazine. throw away busted parts. (there goes another $20)

Kel-Tec starts stovepiping. DANG IT!! switch ammo, seems to cure it. i was using Fiocci. the bolt seems to cycle so fast that the ejected shell doesn't have time to get out of the way. seems ok from then on. that thing is a hoot. i just ordered the Scherer 33 round mag for it. :-)

get home with water blister on my thumb knuckle so of course i have to squeeze it cuz i'm a guy and thus gross. it squirted me in the forehead. DANG IT! GROSS!

decide to clean my guns. disassemble the USP/C and find that the the C-clip that holds the captive recoil spring on the guide rod is gone. so of course i get the SPROOOING! and chase the spring all over the place. DANG IT!! at least the gun works just fine without it. just makes it a pain to put back together. whilst cleaning and grumbling about having to call H&K on Monday, i managed to get Birchwood Casey's Gun Scrubber to spray back in my eye. OUCH!!! run to the kitchen and stick my face under the faucet for a while cursing. that stuff BURNS!!

finally get done cleaning only to discover that Gun Scrubber will melt the plastic that the front sight of Sub 2000 is made of. so now i have a gooey white-ish front sight on my Sub 2000. DANG IT!!! now i have to call Kel-Tec and order a new one of those too!!

at least i was done. i watched some Discovery Wings and went to bed. not my day. i'm have plans to go flying on Sunday. maybe i should reconsider.

just wanted to vent. thanks all. have a good weekend.

Bobby

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Preacherman
June 28, 2003, 05:32 PM
Oy gevalt! That was a bad one all right... Hope Sunday is better! ;)

Waitone
June 28, 2003, 06:27 PM
Sometimes it pays to just stop, grab a cold six-pack, find a lawnchair in the shade and just veg out.

You gather no brownie points for pushing through what is obviously bad karma.

WonderNine
June 28, 2003, 06:44 PM
What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^

Standing Wolf
June 28, 2003, 08:41 PM
On the bright side, you at least managed to make it to the range, which is more than I did today. I had good intentions, but arthritis crippled them.

The Kidd
June 28, 2003, 09:23 PM
HEY!! Remember, the worst day at the range is better than the best day at ... uhh something.

benewton
June 29, 2003, 04:55 PM
I'd check the karma during the Sunday preflight, or, even better, during breakfast prior to departing to meet the bird.

'cause the way your luck's going, you'll get lots of thermals, assuming you're flying your basic prop bird, followed by variable velocity crosswinds from varying directions....

Good training, I guess, but I never found it to be much fun, but, your call!

Monkeyleg
June 29, 2003, 05:35 PM
"get home with water blister on my thumb knuckle so of course i have to squeeze it cuz i'm a guy and thus gross. it squirted me in the forehead. DANG IT! GROSS!"

:D :D :D

Sorry, but that was funny.

HBK
June 29, 2003, 05:38 PM
Damn, I knew there was something I meant to do today. I forgot to go to the range!:mad:

Bobarino
June 30, 2003, 03:49 PM
on a good note, i did make it back in one piece from flying. Benewton appantly jinxed me becuase winds were 60° off runway heading at 14G20. made for bumpy and tricky departure, approach and landing. i got to do the gusty crosswind dance on the way down.

i tried to make it to the range but had to go rescue my dad who's car broke down in la la land, so no shooting this weekend. that reminds me, i still have to call H&K and Kel-Tec. thanks!!

Bobby

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