Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
I went to the gun range again Monday. The weatherman was threatening rain yesterday morning but I went anyway. Fortunately they were wrong again although it was quite windy.
I took a few of my Smith & Wesson "N" frame revolvers with me for practice. I own several more that need shooting but I only took the three pictured. Those are the ones that get used most often.
The 627 is the revolver that gets used most nowadays and it got the most range time yesterday. Yes, the other two antiques do get carried but not very often since I bought the 627. The stainless steel construction and 8-shot capacity make it my go-to revolver.
I got there when they opened and it wasn't too crowded yet. I stayed just long enough to go through a couple boxes of ammo. The lanes were filling up fast by the time I was leaving. All my shooting was at 10 yards. I shot in double action, that's the only way I shoot revolvers I carry.
I fired 100 rounds and kept all the shots in the black, and the only issue was the wind. I had to go out three times to fix my target. I used a cardboard target stand that the gun range sells and usually a couple good-sized rocks are enough to hold it down, just not yesterday.
Despite the wind I had a great time at the range again and hopefully I can go back before April is over. I have some "J" frames that need to be shot too.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Yesterday I went to the gun range, the first time this year. It was sunny but cold (33F). Sorry no pics again - I need to start checking that battery before I go.
I took along two pistols that needed shooting. The first was my "house" gun, a H&K USP 45. It is my main home defense handgun and I definitely needed to get in some practice with it. I left the light attached since that's how I have it at the house. I've shot it with and without the light and there doesn't seem to be a difference in POI but it does (slightly) alter the pistol's balance with the light on. As always the gun functioned perfectly.
The second pistol I took was a Colt 45 Combat Commander (blue - steel frame) that I originally bought back in 2015. I owned the Colt a short while and then sold it to my brother. I never fired it. After nearly a year I decided I wanted it again and he sold it back to me last November. He never shot it either. Finally yesterday the pistol made it to the shooting range. I put a box of ball ammo through it and there were zero issues. Dead on at 10 yards too.
It was another crowded day at the range. Lots of people shooting and like the last few times I've been there an abundance of "black" rifles on the firing line. It's great to see so many new people getting involved in shooting. I have to admit though that I do miss going to the range on a weekday morning and having it almost to myself. I guess those days are gone forever.