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Which guns to take to the range?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheslinger, Jun 20, 2003.

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  1. Sheslinger

    Sheslinger Member

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    I know, everyone should have my problems, but Cslinger emailed me earlier asking which guns I want to take out tonight. So I ask you, "What's the best TGIF gun for you?"

    Ok, I am a geek but my thought process kind of reminds me of an episode of TNG when Q becomes mortal and asks Data what he should have to eat, and Data says something along the lines of, "I often found that a particular choice of a meal is directly linked to the person's mood at the time", and when Q responds, "Well, I am in a dreadful mood, what should I have?", Data says, "When counselor Troy is in the bad mood, she usually gets something chocolate, like a chocolate sundae", and Q says, "I'll have 10 chocolate sundaes, I am in a very bad mood".

    So, would 10 chocolate sundaes be an equivalent of a 12 gauge for a Friday range trip after a long work week?

    Sheslinger
     
  2. cslinger

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    Dear Lord........

    you truely are a geek. A bigger geek then I. What have I done to you?:D
     
  3. cslinger

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    I forgot to mention I will be bringing.....

    A Colt 1991A1 for my .45 shooting pleasure followed by an light dose of .32 through the Walther PP.

    If I am feeling particularly saucy tonight I may just put some .357 through the Vaquero.
     
  4. davidtdm

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    It's 12 ga theropy night.:D :D :D :D :D
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    After a really bad day at work,

    I find nothing is quite as calming as the gentle nudge of a Mosin M44 against my shoulder, over and over again.
     
  6. Tamara

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    Heh.

    For decompression, I want to shoot something loud that you really need to hang on to. My personal favorite de-stressing method is to wander out into the back yard with a cylinder or two's worth of ammo and my 3" .44 Magnum.

    It'll make your sinuses tingle. :)
     
  7. themic

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    if you have any EBG's

    "Evil." Black. Gun.
     
  8. BerettaNut92

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    Depends what I shoot on saturday...getting it pre-dirty :D
     
  9. AJ Dual

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    The biggest problem is too many guns.

    I find I used to take too many guns to the range at once. Usualy because I wasn't going often enough, and felt the need to bring everything. :(

    Now I make an effort to take no more than three, max. And get more quality time and more familiar.

    You run the risk of becoming "jack of all guns (trades) master of none". If it means you've got lots of "safe queens" so be it.
     
  10. Okiecruffler

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    Tamara, you've made me jealous

    How I miss my little Texas homestead, and going out on the back deck with my SKS, bumpfiring 20 rds into the creekbed while screaming at the top of my lungs. Can't do that at my new digs. Well...maybe...just once..:evil:
     
  11. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    You got that right, Cruffy. Last Sunday I ran a boxful through my .30 Carbine Blackhawk at the range. Obscenely loud with an appropriately frightening muzzle blast. The folks at the other end of the line came over to see what it was and they were shooting a 629....and thought I had the Big One.

    Something suitably grotesque and obnoxious is always in order when I need Range Therapy. Short barrels and overbore cartriges are just the thing. Milsurp carbines, AOW shotguns, bigbore snubbies...make it loud and harsh to help me get in a better mood.

    But then again, I'm just weird sometimes.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  12. Smoke

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    Sounds like 00 - 12ga. to me.

    Nothing like the destruction of 00 on a target and the nice thump on the shoulder.
     
  13. BallisticTip

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    12 gauge for a Friday range trip after a long work week is good, also a sport utility rifle, with hicap mags works to.
    :D
     
  14. cool45auto

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    Friday after a long work week? Sounds like a job for the SKS!:cool:
     
  15. Dave R

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    My designated de-stresser is my CETME.

    BIG booms. Holes right where I want them to be. No time wasted working actions or handling cartridges. Just booms and holes. Booms and holes. Purity of shooting.
     
  16. Crimper-D

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    54cal. Lyman Plains Pistol!

    Very Soothing after a hard workweek:evil: No need to use a spotting scope either, you can SEE the holes this thing makes
    with the nekked eye at 50yds!:D The blast, buck, flame and smokescreen are a hoot.
    The rangemaster sees me coming with the case for the frontstuffer pistols and banishes me to the farthest bench = downwind:neener: :p
     
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    Nothing says TGIF like the AR and all the 30 rounders I can get my hands on...:evil:
     
  18. BozemanMT

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    a TGIF gun has got to be a semi-auto
    Period. Revolvers are great, but not after a long week of total :cuss:
    I would also vote with the person who said big booms.
    Maybe a 1911 copy with a really really big magazine.
    and for rifles, well, it would have to be a EBG. NO argument on that one.
    At my range in the rifle area they have gongs (great big thick metal plates hanging via chain) at the different yard areas. So, no walking down to do targets, no wondering if you got it directly in the middle just instantaneous feedback and a pretty good sized (12 inch) thing to shoot at. Very satisfying, esp. with a EBG. bong bong bong dink (miss) dong dong dong.
    yeah.
    That's my vote.
     
  19. CasualShooter

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    If its a thump on the shoulder ye want, a NEF handi-rifle in .45-70 with heavy loads will handle that right nicely :)

    OTOH, for noise and something to "hang onto", it's hard to beat me .54 cal Lyman's Plains Pistol with patched round ball and 50 gr of FFg. It makes me 629 with full house .44 mags seem like a pussycat. :D :D :D
     
  20. Bowlcut

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    Dear lord sheslinger....you are a geek. bigger one than me. that you thought of that eppsiode....or is it bad that i know which one you are talking about :D

    But friday night shooting is fun to say the least. The hi point carbine is really turning out to be one of the funnest guns i have. well the mosin m44 is that still yet but cant shoot it indoors. pulling an ENTIRE box of 12 guage though Darrin's 590 was a great stress releiver. That last tube was as fast as i could controlably pull the trigger. Once i swear i hit the ducting...but i didnt. boy that 590 gets hot...needs that heat shield darin *hint hint*.

    Cslingers 45 was fun, been forever since i shot one....and without a big bob tail i still get bad hammer bite. Dave and his impression of a .22 machine gun is always funny. And dareing him to go for tripple taps was fun as you really have to think about that third pull.
     
  21. Darrin

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    75 12ga target loads: $15
    200 .22lr mini mags: $8
    100 9mm: $11
    Range fee w/targets: $15

    That come out to....... *grabs calculator* ................ a fun Friday night! :evil:


    Yeah, the heatshield will be ordered next week. :fire:
     
  22. lazarus

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    I love taking my Armscorp M14 NM out to the range. I get lots of "wannabees" there with their M16's working out (with scopes!) at the 50 yard line. Pop, Pop, Pop...... Then I start out at 100 or 200 yards (open sights) with the 7.62....WHAM, WHAM, WHAM...... and I'm grouping about 1.5 moa or so. They can't belive it. Damn, I'm 50 plus and can shoot circles around these pups! God, I love this sport! heh, heh, heh.......
     
  23. cool45auto

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    Darrin:

    "75 12ga target loads: $15
    200 .22lr mini mags: $8
    100 9mm: $11
    Range fee w/targets: $15"

    You forgot to put:

    Fun day at the range: Priceless!!
     
  24. Kharn

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    I just got back from a range session with my girlfriend and brother, we shot my two 1911s, Ar15, AK and Remington 597 (with Bushnell 3-9x32 scope).

    The Evil Black Rifles were for fun/craps and giggles, the 1911s were supposed to be for practice/refresher (but we couldnt hit anything due to being massively out of practice) and the Rem 597 for a confidence booster by blasting 1" groups if we had any problems with anything else.

    Kharn
     
  25. garrettwc

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    I must really be bad then, because I could here that pompous impertinent tone of Q's in my head while I read this. :rolleyes:

    My first choice would be my 1911 but cslinger already called dibs.

    Next would be a .22 and either some old Ritz crackers or some of those annoying exploding paper target pasters you can buy at the range. (sort of silly fun watching stuff go flying)

    Third choice would be similar to Tamara and the others. Something big and loud like a 10mm or a big rifle. The whole "Thor's Hammer", "Master of all I survey" sort of thing.
     
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