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Gone Shootin'

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rocketmedic, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. Rocketmedic

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    Had a great day today in the Borderland. My wife and I went shooting with my best friend and his girl today, and found out that my High Standard Pointer (Gibson-branded Flite King) is better, smoother, and more accurate than my Mossberg 500 (or so it seems). Pistol-wise, my wife's RIA 1911-CS held its own against a Taurus 5-round .357mag 3'' and an XD40 on paper and in our informal accuracy test- nailed a small target twice in a row at 40 yards and made my buddy give up on it. Not sure which one is better, but that Taurus's grips sure soaked up recoil nicely.

    Rifle-wise, my Mosin-Nagants kicked the crap out of the 30-30, but that's probably the lack of a bayonet. Old tires really don't stand a chance against cold steel.

    The best thing is that his girl is probably going to be getting herself a 1911 or an XD. That and my wife wants another 1911 (she loved the XD's night sights, and wants a 1911 with them).

    I think I'm the only one in our little circle that liked the M-Ns the most, even if they did throw fire.
     
  2. Hardtarget

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    Good days like that just fuel the fire! Sounded like fun to me. My wife rarely shoots and doesn't like big pistols when she does.

    Mark
     
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    My wife openly scoffs at buying a 9mm for her- quote "I like the bigger rounds, it's just more controllable, and the 1911 is pretty much perfect for me."
     
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    an ex of mine (all 5 foot nuthin of her at 99 lbs) used to like to exclaim that she *couldn't* use a pistol smaller than a .45- "I've gotta be sure that anything I have to shoot stays shot!"
     
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    You're not alone in having a soft spot for the Mosin Nagant. Out all the guns I have I actually like my Nagant the best, it's inexpensive, accurate enough for me (at this point in my shooting career :) ), tough and inexpensive to shoot.
     
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