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1st range visit w/ Beretta m9a1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JayBoogs, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. JayBoogs

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    Hello all,

    I have to admit, I had alot of assumptions on what my first visit to the range would be. This was my first time firing anything, so I was somewhat nervous but it quickly went out the window with the first mag. I ran through 120 rounds.

    I can't say I expected the extreme loud "bangs" :what: of firearms going off. It was overwhelming at first. Glad I had pretty good ear protection. I am going to invest in some even better.

    Here is my best grouping. Yes I got compliments on it being my first session.
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    Comments welcome! Thanks guys!
     
  2. ATBackPackin

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    Great gun and nice shooting. I recently picked up an M9 and love it.

    Two important questions:

    Did you learn something?

    Did you have fun?

    If the answer to the both of them is yes, then you had a very successful range trip.

    Indoor or outdoor range?

    Shawn
     
  3. JayBoogs

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    I learned alot in that short time (a lil over an hour) and I had a blast! So yes and yes.. The pistol was dead-on accurate.. I hit the bullseye about 5-6 times out of my 120 rds. Out of the remainder, I was pretty close for most.

    I went to a small(er) local indoor range. I guess the fact that we were in a smaller area indoor made the noise a lil louder. I will try a few of the ranges I have close.
     
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    Thanks! I will take a look at those. I sure will enjoy practicing.. Can't say there are many things that are as exhilarating as shooting.
     
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    The Federal 115Gr 9mm that is sold at Walmart is good practice ammo and with the rise in price of ammo it is up to $11.50.
     
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    Well here in my area of NY, that would be considered cheap. Practice ammo around here is $14-15 a box. At my local range it's $20. I'll check the one local walmart I've got. (and they don't have it out or advertised, apparently you have to ask for it and they bring it out. They don't sell any firearms.. Yup none).
     
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    Call a few ammo dealers(midwayusa,wideners,ammoman) and see if they will ship to your county/city. I can tell you NYC is a no go but if you are upstate it may happen.

    No surprise to you but when it comes to gun rights your state is one of the states we strive to be nothing like.
     
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    Decent shooting for your first time out. ;)

    Where you jumping a little for the first few minutes every time someone else shot while at the range? I did it a little my first time at an indoor range and have seen many other do it too. Wait until your in an indoor range and someone is shooting a shotgun or S&W 500, especially if they're in the stall next to you.
     
  10. JayBoogs

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    I am out of NYC. I will do some searches for good ammo online and compare it to my local stores (Dicks Sporting Goods & Davis Sports Shop).

    Thanks!

    I was more astonished at the sound while standing at the rear of the range waiting for the range master to place me. As I took my position in my lane, I had people to my left and right. As I prepped myself with my pistol the noise wasn't that bad. Then once I was in my element shooting I was so focused I swear all I heard was my "bang" lol. By the way, this a small range, 7 lanes I believe. When I showed up there was 4 or 5 ppl there!
     
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