Range trip yesterday


April 15, 2012, 04:12 PM
A former boss has become a close friend, and I've been trying to get him out to the range for a while now. After showing him the CZ 712 shotgun in his home, he was suddenly VERY interested in going shooting! ;D
I had another former co-worker show up, and the three of us blasted merrily away at both my traditional stand up target, and my newest victim, the Big Gong Show.

Pictures, please. :cool:

I brought the wife's 5.56mm SA vz-58 to sight in the 'scope and mount...by the way, the title of this picture is "What's Wrong with this Picture"? :D


Mr friend brought his very nice Kimber Classic Stainless 1911 45ACP,


The third member used the P-01 with Kadet Kit, loving every minute of it. This is a great picture of the two of them shooting, having no idea I was snapping pictures. I'm so devious. They liked the pictures later when I showed them off, however.


My friend tried the 712 Utility with extras, sorry, couldn't help but add text - you really can see the grin there.


It became a bit windy, knocking over my wood/metal target stand, but not the Big Gong Show,


Speaking of, it worked great, even when deflecting a few 45ACP rounds from one leg.


My friend proved he hadn't lost any skill with that Kimber, swinging the Big Gong Show repeatedly at 25 yards with little effort,


At the end, the wooden target legs and cardboard of my target stand were shredded with shotgun blasts and a few long range misses, but the wooden legs cost me $.25 each, and the cardboard was free. :) The self sealing Big Gong Show showed the impact of hundreds, yes, hundreds of 45, 9mm, #6 shot and 22lr hits.


Poor Gong... :(;)

All in all a great day at the range!


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April 15, 2012, 05:34 PM
Good times, I went today to break in the p 38. The big guns always make 'em smile. 4 kids next stall to me were shooting a desert eagle and smiling and laughing. They actually were pretty accurate with it, too.

April 15, 2012, 05:41 PM
Very nice, where did you get the scope mount for your vz-58? I could be in the market for one as with these old eyes, using iron sighs is more work than fun :(

April 15, 2012, 05:57 PM
by the way, the title of this picture is "What's Wrong with this Picture"?

I dunno.............could it be the inclusion of the 12 ga. Ammo?

Nuttin' better than shootin' with friends.

April 15, 2012, 06:54 PM
buck is the first guy to get it right! You can barely see the baggie of 5.56mm reloads next to the rifle, so it looks like I'm trying to load with 12 gauge ammo.
wally, the short rail scope mount and rail are both available at CzechpointUSA. The mount is removable, but locks in solid as a bank vault.http://www.czechpoint-usa.com/products/spare-parts-and-accessories/vz-58-parts-and-accessories/

April 15, 2012, 08:21 PM
I noticed the 12 gauge stuff, but didn't see anything "wrong" with it, because I knew you had better sense than to try to shoot em in the VZ 58, and you had mentioned a shotgun. :D

April 15, 2012, 11:38 PM
Looks like fun! Is that the range in Casa Grande?

April 16, 2012, 04:01 PM
Yes it is, Elzy Pearson Memorial Range. Take I-8 west from I-10 to Trekell road, exit and go south about 2 miles to Arica, left turn only. Follow Arica as it turns into dirt, curves right to go past the members only trap range, past the police range, and the next left is the civilian range. Much nicer than the PD range. :) 5 different bays, covered shooting spots, benches on a concrete pad on four ranges. No water, and porta potty only. Completely free and unmonitored.
Huge backstop. That's the 300 yard range, BTW.


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