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Great day at the pistol range!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by George Dickel, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. George Dickel

    George Dickel Member

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    Went to the pistol range yesterday and brought along my M9, Shield 9mm, S&W PC1911, S&W Model 15 and a Diamondback DB9. Haven't shot any of them for quite a while and wanted to give them all a good workout.
    I bought the M9 and PC1911 about a year ago and only shot them once during that time. I've always been a 1911 fan and was really disgusted with the military for dropping it and adopting the Beretta. Hated the Beretta for no other reason than it replaced my grail gun, but yesterday really changed my mind. I love shooting the M9, it has the two white dot sights so isn't really a good bullseye gun but I was able to turn in some good groups. Put 100 rounds through it and no problems. Recoil is really mild with a big gun like the M9 and I could shoot it all day.
    Then I started on the 1911 and rediscovered my love for that platform. It is accurate to a fault and functions perfectly. S&W really did a good job on it in the Performance Center, I don't regret buying it.
    Gotta mention the Model 15, the trigger is really smooth even in double action. As long as I did my part it hit where I aimed. There is a bullseye league here and I need to join it and see if my old eyes can do the .38 due justice. Happiness is an accurate pistol and a lot of ammo.
     
  2. Riomouse911

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    Excellent day out exercising your guns, your eyes and your trigger finger! Hopefully I’ll get out next Friday with a few oft-neglected pistols myself :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
  3. Tallball

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    Similarly, I have always enjoyed the 1911 AND the Beretta 92. I have several variations of each and enjoy them all. :)
     
  4. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Glad to hear your fun, I wish to have a range day tomorrow also strictly handguns.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    Got to say I never have been a fan of the Beretta M9. The grip just doesn't make for a very comfortable hold if you have small hands like I do. The only M92 version I can get a half way decent grip on is the Vertec model with it's straight backstrap.
     
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  7. film495

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    It's good to have a variety at the range. I just picked up a Ruger MKII standard, to use sort of like a warm up and cool down when shooting a variety pack like that. In the middle is a Beretta 92S 9mm, CZ-70 32 ACP, and an old Smith and Wesson Model 10 .38 Special. I haven't been to the range with the Ruger yet, trigger seems good, and all the others have good triggers - but, the Smith and Wesson trigger is so good - it embarrasses even good triggers - it is in another class by itself. If there is a semi-auto with a trigger that feels like the Model 10 single action trigger, let me know I'll go pick one up today … lol
     
  8. triplebike

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    I belong to an indoor range that is about 5 miles from my home and since I'm a member there I have unlimited access. So I can stay there all day every day of the week if I want to & it doesn't cost me a cent. Being retired I'm there at least 5 days a week. Currently I own 6 handguns, 4 centerfires and two rimfires. My CZ has a Kadet rimfire adapter so that one does double duty. I rarely take more than two to the range at a time & it's almost always one 9MM & one 22 rimfire. I shoot each one equally well even through each one has a different feeling trigger. I have fired them all enough so that I have the triggers memorized. If one of my centerfires doesn't get to the range after several weeks I simply dry fire it once or twice and the trigger gets back in my memory. The triggers are all stock. I believe that once you have your trigger memorized you're good to go. I firmly believe that a custom trigger would not make a hill of beans difference in accuracy on any of my handguns. Today I took two Rimfires to the range the CZ & my Ruger 22/45 MKIV target. The Ruger never made it out of my gun bag. The CZ saw 300 rds fired. I have had the CZ for close to 10 yrs & have probably pulled that trigger 20,000 times between the 9mm & the 22. It's the one gun I never have to dry fire for memory no matter how long it sits at home before range time.
     
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  9. sparkyv

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    Couldn't have said it any better!
     
  10. 460Shooter

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    Sounds like a good 'olé time.
     
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