What a great day!


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wuluf
September 27, 2008, 08:21 PM
My wife and I just got back from shooting. We drove about an hour to BLM land and broke in the new Remington 870 Express. It's dead on at 30 yards, pumpkin everywhere! Then we shot revolvers, her 686 and my .44 Redhawk. We loaded for each other mixing .38/.357 and .44 special and magnum to watch for flinches. Great weather, great site, great guns! Now I have some cleanin' to do....

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esmith
September 27, 2008, 08:28 PM
Sounds like fun, especially the bit about shooting pumpkins. I need to get out to go shooting one of these days. Unfortunatley i don't think i will have gone over 5 or 6 times this year.

RioShooter
September 27, 2008, 08:43 PM
I had one, too.

Started out shooting pins in the morning. After the tournament had a great lunch at the range. After a couple of hours of comraderie, I decided to do some rifle shooting. Shot my Mosin-Nagant from 200 yards and then took out my Marlin .22 and shot it from 100 yards.

Not enough shooting, yet. So I practiced shooting pins until the range owner asked me to show a new shooter how to shoot.

A 23 year-old young man who had never shot a gun before, and who had applied to work for the Border Patrol, wanted to learn how to shoot. So I first showed him how to shoot my .22 Beretta Neos, and then he shot a box of 9mm with a rental gun (Springfield XD).

With his last shots he was he was hitting the pins at 40 feet.

I was at the range from 10am until 6pm. That, too, is a great day.:)

Pure Kustom
September 29, 2008, 09:24 PM
My wife and I just got back from shooting. We drove about an hour to BLM land and broke in the new Remington 870 Express. It's dead on at 30 yards, pumpkin everywhere! Then we shot revolvers, her 686 and my .44 Redhawk. We loaded for each other mixing .38/.357 and .44 special and magnum to watch for flinches. Great weather, great site, great guns! Now I have some cleanin' to do....


I can hear the teasing now FLINCHER!!! am not Yes you are!!! LMAO!!!

I have a flinching problem with a .44magnum. Shooting in DA is helping, SNEAKING UP ON IT!!!lol

romma
September 29, 2008, 10:51 PM
There is hardly anything more satisfying to shoot than pumkins! I am going to have to go knock some off now that you mentioned that...

Big45
September 29, 2008, 10:53 PM
whoopie

Jeff F
September 30, 2008, 07:21 AM
A 23 year-old young man who had never shot a gun before, and who had applied to work for the Border Patrol, wanted to learn how to shoot.

It might be better if you teach him how to miss. Seams like every time one of our border patrol guys shoot someone they end up in prison.

Kind of Blued
September 30, 2008, 12:04 PM
Sounds fun indeed! Try loading cylinders for each other leaving one round out. It makes flinches REALLY obvious. :)

Of course, be careful handing a loaded gun over to someone. Or just set it down and let them pick it up. :)

jak67429
September 30, 2008, 12:08 PM
Try softball sized gord and pumpkins at 100yrds. great practice for deer hunting. 2 weeks ago went through 100 rnds of 44 mag.

Cougfan2
September 30, 2008, 12:12 PM
It might be better if you teach him how to miss. Seams like every time one of our border patrol guys shoot someone they end up in prison.

How sad, but true:(

Pure Kustom
September 30, 2008, 12:43 PM
Sounds fun indeed! Try loading cylinders for each other leaving one round out. It makes flinches REALLY obvious.

Of course, be careful handing a loaded gun over to someone. Or just set it down and let them pick it up.


I do that to myself. LOL Shooting .44 magnums. Hasn't really helped. Shooting in DA slowly is helping.

Plus it doesn't make me look silly. :banghead:

Ske1etor
September 30, 2008, 01:37 PM
A 23 year-old young man who had never shot a gun before, and who had applied to work for the Border Patrol, wanted to learn how to shoot. So I first showed him how to shoot my .22 Beretta Neos, and then he shot a box of 9mm with a rental gun (Springfield XD).

That is more rewarding and therefore more fun for me than anything. Introducing a new shooter to our side of the fence.

Pure Kustom
September 30, 2008, 01:56 PM
That is more rewarding and therefore more fun for me than anything. Introducing a new shooter to our side of the fence.


+1 This past Fourth of July. I took my best friend and his new step son to the range. I think he is 15. As they walked into the house. I said I am almost ready I am cleaning the gun for Arron to shoot. I held up a stainless steel Raging Bull .454 Casull. We thought he was going to faint. LOL

He shot it. But with 45LC, He also shot these .357 magnum, Ar-15, 9mm, and a p22. He almost went through a full box of 22lr. After the day he told his dad he didn't need to go see fireworks.:D

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