Anybody go shooting for the 4th?


July 4, 2003, 08:13 PM
I went to the range and pretty much had the place to myself. I shot 200 rounds thru my Neos firing at some paper targets and orange ping pong balls. Then I shot 200 rounds thru my Vertec. Man that was fun!

Hope you guys and gals got to shoot some too.;)

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July 4, 2003, 08:24 PM
Shot the 10/22 today.

July 4, 2003, 08:28 PM
YES! M1A and 92FS in honor of the 4th and 2nd!

July 4, 2003, 08:32 PM
Not today. Just fondled them. But, going to a machine gun shoot tomorrow. :D :D :D

July 4, 2003, 08:38 PM
Heck Yeah! Shot some rounds out of the Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag with the 10 1/2" barrel that my fifteen year old received today as an advanced birthday gift from his mother and I. The sound of liberty, gotta love it.

July 4, 2003, 08:44 PM
My son and I were driving around the ranch and stopped at the gunrange. I only shot about a dozen clay pigeons, but my 3 year old said "Yea Daddy!" and clapped every time I broke one.:D

July 4, 2003, 08:58 PM
Not today, working dark to dark at the hospital. I went yesterday and some friends and I are going tomorrow. Somebody has to take care of the sick, lame and lazy on the holidays.:D

lee n. field
July 4, 2003, 09:00 PM
Popped off ~50 rounds through my CZ-100. I've just about decided I want to sell it off.

July 4, 2003, 09:11 PM
Spent a couple of hours at the range chronographing some 38 spl, 9mm and 45 ACP. Then I set a round steel 12" target up at 40 yards and shot the rest of my hand loads.


July 4, 2003, 10:29 PM
Son and I took his Marlin 444 Outfitter, and my brand new Uberti 1885 Highwall in .45-70 to the range. Shot a full box of the .45-70 and had a whale of a time hitting an 18" x 18" metal plate at 200 yards. Had more fun than with any of my modern 'tactical' rifles. This thing is addicting...:p

Zach S
July 4, 2003, 10:59 PM
Nah, the car has had me pretty tied up the past two days. Besides, the range I go to was closed today anyway.

July 4, 2003, 11:09 PM
Yes, was visiting a friend in Fairfax, VA, and showed him my new Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro. Of course, we just had to shoot it, so he took me to the Fairfax Co Izaak Walton range. Had a great time putting it and my Kel-Tec P-32 through their paces. :cool:

July 5, 2003, 12:06 AM
not today, but broke in the new SP101 last night.

wow. that little thing is a humbling device!

July 5, 2003, 12:52 AM
I hauled out all the guns today i rarley shoot.

44 mag old model supper blackhawk

Model 27-2 smith

Original .45 gov't.

Pre model 18 smith

They are all in excellent condition, so i don't shoot them often.

But i enjoyed shooting them, and decided to shoot them more.

July 5, 2003, 01:08 AM
I didn't have any fireworks (I think all the fun ones are illegal here anyway) so I touched off a couple cylinders full of blanks in one of my 1860 Army clones. Very fun - we got a big gout of flame out of 'em. :)

July 5, 2003, 01:11 AM
fired a box or two through, Witness 45ACP, Maadi, Mosin Nagant, and some of my father-in-law and Brother-in-law's guns. All in all a great afternoon.


July 5, 2003, 01:15 AM
Some .45 ACP, some 12ga magnesium flares, and some 5.56 blanks.

July 5, 2003, 01:53 AM
Yep. 100 12 guage shells at trap and 140 rounds of 8mm at the tin can range. Could not ask for better weather.

July 5, 2003, 02:35 AM
Oh yeah! Ran a couple of mags through the Tomcat and a few through the ported XD-9 about dark. Finished off the evening by emptying a 30 round mag on my friend's Colt full auto AR-15. He lives in the country and we shot at those black and green glowy targets against a berm. Skipped the bottle rockets this year.

July 5, 2003, 02:40 AM
Sure did. Got to break in my new 10/22 barrel and shoot my MKII and CZ75BSA.

July 5, 2003, 02:43 AM

Some good ole' American Ruger 10/22's, (2) Ruger MkII's and its not 4Th of July unless you unleash 230grs of lead from a 1911. :)

:D :D

July 5, 2003, 02:43 AM
Sure did. Little over 400 45 ACP's, 100 22LR's, and 30 223's.

Gotta love them Colts. Lotsa fun.:)

Introduced two newbies to shooting today also. They had fun. Taught em the 4 rules.:cool:

July 5, 2003, 03:04 AM
Brought my GF's younger sister and cousin to the range today. First-timers. They did pretty decent and had lots of fun. More importantly, they no longer cower in fear of the Tools of Satan. Two more minds freed from the anti-Matrix.

Shot the 22/45, the G19, and the BHP. Fun, fun, fun. Happy 4th. :)

July 5, 2003, 08:36 AM
yep,shot about 100 9mm handloads:D


July 5, 2003, 09:40 AM
Yep, shot about 350 40cal and 50 223. THere were actually quite a few people at my club.

July 5, 2003, 10:39 AM
I have a big pile of debris (basically fallen tree limbs and tree trunks) in the back corner of my lot that is a perfect backstop. So some friends of mine brought over some CD-ROMs and hard drives that had old medical records that needed to be destroyed (they do networking for doctors clinics). They brought with them 5 boxes of Value Pack .40 cal (business expense :D ) and we spent the afternoon destroying medical records :D :D

July 5, 2003, 11:57 AM
Shot my Finn M28/30 for the first time - sub 2" groups at 100 meters with surplus ammo. A real joy to shoot.

July 5, 2003, 12:26 PM
Yep, took the new P220 two-tone and put 150 rounds through with no problems.

July 5, 2003, 12:26 PM
Yep, took my G19 and G23 to the range. Not too many people at the range so it was nice. Just wish they would air condition their indoor range.


July 5, 2003, 02:46 PM
Took my dad for his second trip to the Trap range. Shot 2 rounds of Wobble trap and 1 round of 5 Stand. He askes how much for a shotgun and can your sister use that 20 gauge I just brought back from CA. Also, he wants to go to Galyans and pick up a case of shells for him to use instead of borrowing mine. Looks like I have a convert here. Not bad from flipping out last year when he learned that I have a Black Rifle.


July 5, 2003, 04:28 PM
Went today to the rimfire rifle section of the range. Shot about 100 or so rounds. Only two people there besides myself. Started to get hot though, so went into the air conditioned club house and B.S.'d for awhile.

July 5, 2003, 04:41 PM
shot my buddies brand new AR-50, in the enormous 50bmg. Tons of fun!

July 5, 2003, 04:49 PM
Those 50's are sure attention getters!

Dave T
July 5, 2003, 05:14 PM
Went to the rifle range for a change (I'm more of a handgunner) and sighted in the new (to me) Ruger M-77 RSI in 308. Nice little rifle but it does jump at your shoulder from the bech. Also did some more shooting with the Ruger V/T Police. Can't decide if this gun shoots or if I've lost my touch with age. Also fired the heavy barrel AR-15 Sporter II. Good and bad. Good was I hit the gong at 500 meters with the 223 on the first shot. Bad, I learned the hammer pin walks out in about 20-25 rounds. Guess I'll have to invest in those anti-walk pins I saw in Brownells.
Happy 4th! Remember, freedom isn't free!!

July 6, 2003, 12:49 AM
:( I've been off since 6/27...I go back to work 7/8...I haven't had a chance to get to the range yet! :( Something GOT to change. This is killin' me!

July 6, 2003, 01:05 AM
Yep, just a little. A patriotic tradition at our house.

July 6, 2003, 11:07 AM
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Peter Gun
July 6, 2003, 07:49 PM
Of course! I love the irony of living in a state that allows me to carry w/out a permit and shoot in my backyard but doesnt allow fireworks!
I dont usually shoot on holidays or weekends in deference to my very tolerent neighbors (I work nights) but the 4th is the exception. I shot about 200rnds thru the SKS and 150 thru the 77/22 and a few thru the .44 SRH. I also posted the Declaration of Independence (downloaded from THR)in the lobby of the hotel in which I work, so I feel I did my duty.

July 7, 2003, 01:32 AM
We always shoot on the 4th. After dinner and before the fireworks. This year I have a 17 year old cousin who wants to join the Marines. He had never shot anything before so I let him and his 14 year old sister shoot the Marlin 22 and then the AR. His dad(multi phd but not really anti-gun) wasn't really happy at first but finally relented, his mom was fine with it. They both had a blast. I think his sister did better than him. They had never shot off fireworks before either so they also enjoyed that. I got to enjoy the fireworks from a chair with a cold tea for once. I have another cousin home safely from Iraq in time for the 4th so it was a good day.

July 7, 2003, 06:45 AM
All of them (but on the 5th)- my Marlin 60, my SAR-1 and my newly acquired M44.

The M44 kicks a bit, but my goodness...nobody told me about the muzzle flash! :what: :evil:

July 7, 2003, 09:03 AM
Yep. Some friends came down on the 3rd to stay the weekend, the conversation turned to guns and one piped up "I've never been shooting, and I've been trying to get my friends that shoot to take me for years." So, we went shooting the next day, and had a very good time. It's a great thing initiating another shooter into the world of firearms and teaching them how to safely handle them as well.

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