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how do you separate the boys from the men?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ThePerfectOne, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. ThePerfectOne

    ThePerfectOne Member

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    how do you seperate the boys from the men?

    you go shooting at an open range for 2 hours when it's snowing and freezing!

    just got back from the range, it was snowing and freezing, so my dad and I were the only guys on the open range.

    I still managed to shoot tight groups with my CZ 122 .22LR at 25 meters, no rest as usual, about 2" groups if you count 8 from the 10 shots. pretty impresive in these weather conditions if you ask me!

    also shot a big piece of ice into little pieces with my Glock 17, that was kinda fun. but the best thing was when I shot with the .357 magnum (6" barrel) at a big metal piece of a trench tool. the .357 blew it about 1 meter away and the metal plate was not only pierced, but the frame was also totally cracked :what:

    kids, don't try this at home :scrutiny:
     
  2. El Tejon

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    Don't try it at home? Too late!:D

    Cold weather is just God killing bugs and disease. Stay dry, stay warm. Good shooting.
     
  3. Blackhawk

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    What do the men do? :D
     
  4. Neal Bloom

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    Don't know about the rest of you but when it is snowing with hardly any wind a .357 sounds incredible.
     
  5. yesterdaysyouth

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    yeah its fun to dig through the snow looking for brass....:p
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Heck of a test and it makes me glad for this "sissy" climate we have here in CA. No Eskimo in my blood line.
     
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    IT was in the 80s or 90s today in Orange County. I spent the last two weeks wearing a ski jacket indoors. Japanese insulation sucks.
     
  8. M67

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    Spent the day at the range myself. About four hours, I think. No snow unless you count a few feet already on the ground... had to shovel away a drift in front of the firing line in order to see the targets from prone (300 meter rifle range). Temperature wasn't too bad, minus 16/17 Celsius, about zeroish Fahrenheit. Just nippy enough to make it a good idea to keep the ear muffs under one's jacket when not in use. If someone from Florida or Arizona doesn't understand what I mean, try to put your ear muffs in the freezer for half an hour before putting them on. :)

    Oh, and when hot brass land in the snow, it gets wet from melting snow and then when you pick it up that water freezes on contact whith cold air - and the cases stick to your fingers. Really practical.

    Blackhawk:
    I don't know. Maybe they go shooting when it's actually cold? :D
     
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    How do think we get new shooters...? :D

    What do I know-- I 've shot in freezing temps, sleet ,ice , snow. Broke the mustache more than once just touching it...
     
  10. Tamara

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    Been in the South too long; my blood is way too thin for that, now.
     
  11. Glock_PhD

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    Its been in the 50's here in FL and I don't like to go outside.
     
  12. Kobun

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    Shooting while it is cold isn't realy a problem.
    You just need some good gloves... I have a pair with Thinsulate insulation that has a slit in the trigger finger, and they convert into mittens (a good thing when it is below 20F).
    ...And a gun with a BIG trigger guard. (Pretty obvious that some guns are made in warm climates!) :rolleyes:
    Right now its 10F outside here.
    Has been -2F a few days ago.
    On one of the ranges I use it was -18F. Good temp to do some cold weather testing of guns. ;)
    The only problem is picking brass. It tends to be frozen to the snow crust and it has to be knocked loose. :( That is the worst part about shooting outside now. Shotshells are easy to pick up though, and all the nice colours on the shells makes them easy to see. :D
    K.
     
  13. Dienekes

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    To answer your question--go visit Bastogne.
     
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    you go shooting at an open range for 2 hours when it's snowing and freezing!
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    I learned at a young age when to come in out of the rain...
     
  16. 10-Ring

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    Cold in Southern California just means I have to turn off the A/C in the car! Looks like I break out my dress shorts & polo shirt for work today :cool:
     
  17. FLM

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    This man goes to an indoor range. No cold, no rain and no wind. I'm averse to all three of those. :cool:
     
  18. firestar

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    I shot at an indoor range once, man, that was nice! I shoot year round and right now it is blowing snow across my driveway. I want to shoot my new AK-47 but this is too much for me. I don't mind snow but the wind REALLY sucks to shoot in.
     
  19. Trisha

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    Goddess above, protect me!

    (shaking head and muttering...)

    Just as long as none of you pull out rulers....

    :what:

    Trisha
     
  20. Mal H

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    Jeez! Don't bait 'em Trisha!

    Alright, alright! Keep those danged rules in their holsters.

    Don't forget this is a family board.

    That goes for you too, Dienekes. ;)
     
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    Actually, to have a something I can shoot during the winter and with gloves was one of my reasons for buying a rifle. ;)
     
  22. RustyHammer

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    How do you seperate the boys from the men? :what:

    In the Army, I hear they use a CROWBAR?!?!? :neener:



    Go Navy!
     
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  23. Gewehr98

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    Whadd'ya mean, no rulers?

    How do you separate the boys from the men? Starts somewhere around 10", I'd wager:

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    Cold is when the hair inside your nose crystallizes.

    Cold is when you're out in the Wisconsin woods during deer season, sitting at your tree stand on your Seater Heater (tm), listening for the deer to break through the ice in the little stream nearby, when a flock of chickadees arrives and lands on the rifle barrel as it sits across your lap. And you're thinking, it's so darned cold, I can't feel my feet, and what stupid deer is going to be moving when the mercury is that close to zero degrees?

    Then you hear the crunch of something moving through the woods, but more clumsily than any deer. It's your dad, and he's bringing you a fresh thermos of hot coffee.

    I miss Wisconsin. :D
     
  24. Jspy

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    You mean its not the price of the toys?:banghead:
     
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    Cold?? Umm... in the 20's here in New Hampshire lately, with just enough snow to make me glad I have a big bucket o' 9mm brass. Good gloves are a must, and plenty of magazines for the semi-autos to minimize time loading!
     
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