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Good day at the Range

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bdutton, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. bdutton

    bdutton Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Derry, NH
    Took my Sister,Brother-In-Law, the BIL (12 year old) son and my Cousin to the range today. They all live in Kentucky in a suburb of Cincinnati.

    On the agenda:

    * Ruger 10/22 .ss caliber rifle (metallic sights)
    * Pardini .22 pistol (red-dot sight)
    * Marvel .22 conversion on a 1911 frame (red-dot sight)
    * Smith & Wesson Model 14 .38 caliber revolver (metallic sights)
    * Glock 9mm (metallic sights)
    * Custom 1911 .45 caliber Ball gun (metallic sights)
    * Custom 1911 .45 caliber semi-wadcutter target model gun. (r(ed-dot sight)
    * In-Line blackpowder muzzle loader - .50 caliber (metallic sights)
    * Rock River AR-15 National Match A-4 heavy barrel target model .223 caliber rifle (metallic sights)

    My Sister seemed to have the best accuracy although, my nephew (25 years old) seemed to handle the target pistols very well (shooting them single-handed, off-hand like I showed them the way I shoot in competition). He actually handled the .45 better than many of my friends do in competition.

    We ran out of time and had to leave without shooting the glock or the muzzle loader. We had a great time and my BIL's 12 year old son, who rarely gets to shoot, and has an authority problem, seemed to be a lot more respectful and thankful to visit our home.
  2. bja5006

    bja5006 Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I'll Add

    very cool, sounds like a good time.

    my last trip was a week ago. I went by myself and brought my Mosin Nagant 91/30 and my .357 magnum snubnose. I needed to zero a new scope for the nagant and to practice SD techniques with the revolver. I ran into a few 'wholesome' people. nice guys, real funny, and probably never drove anything that didnt have a trailer hitch. we talked about shooting groundhogs, apparently they do it from 1,000 yds with their 6.5mm boom sticks. I prefer to get up close with the .22lr.

    then we got to talking with a private jet pilot who had his glock 357sig and an AK. we all shared our guns and ammo (first time i shot an AK-47 !!!). then about 5 college freshmen came by and were plinking around with their .22 single shot. they were from Massachusettes:barf:, so we introduced them to what fun bigger guns can be. first time they ever held a real handgun, let alone fired one (well, two actually). i asked if i could try their Beretta, and they informed me it was airsoft.... friggin airsoft. turns out my Nagant is too much for any of those guys, even the hicks! (i think it's juuussst right :evil:)

    all in all a great day! spent about 3 hours there.

    Lessons learned: the Savage Accu-Trigger is amazing. the AK doesnt kick enough. and i REALLY want a glock.
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