October 25th, 2012 09:23 AM
Great day at the range--finally!!
Our range (local gun club--VERY rural) has been closed the whole stinkin' summer, due to extreme drought and corresponding fire danger. So, yesterday, I carved out some time and went to the range. (It was a gorgeous day, with mixed clouds and sunshine, a couple of flakes of snow and about 30 degrees, and 10-15 mph wind)
I took a Carbine class from our local county SWAT guys in July, and did a hasty (and rough) zero there, that I was unsatisfied with. So, I finally had the chance to really dial in my new Aimpoint T-1, and the folding Troy Tritium sights from LaRue. I was very, very pleased.
Then I set up one of my "bad guy" photo targets from LE targets, and practiced what I learned at the carbine class. It is absolutely amazing (and frightening from a $$ perspective) how quickly you can burn thru multiple 30 round mags. Then when I shot out my AR mags, I transitioned to my 1911 with follow-up shots. What a blast
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
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October 25th, 2012 09:25 AM
"Mind own business"
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October 25th, 2012 10:24 AM
It's nice to have wide-open space to have local ranges. That's one thing I miss about eastern WA.
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October 25th, 2012 02:56 PM
I hear ya about the fire danger. I finally got my black powder guns out this month after a self imposed ban on their use because of the drought and high winds here in western Oklahoma.
October 25th, 2012 03:19 PM
Glad you had a great time Chaplain Scott. The cooler weather is sure a nice change.
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Crossman 760 BB/Pellet, Daisy Red Ryder, Crossman Wrist Rocket, 14 Steak Knives, 3 Fillet Knives, Rolling Pin-14", Various Hunting Knives, 2 Baseball Bats, 3 Big Dogs and a big American Flag flying in the yard. I have no firearms; Try the next house.
October 25th, 2012 05:16 PM
That's why I only load one magazine at a time. Makes it last longer. I can still burn through a case if I stay at the range too long, though.
Originally Posted by Chaplain Scott
Sounds like a good day. Better squeeze in some more before the weather really goes to crap. Looks like we're headed into winter in a hurry this year. Makes sense though, since last winter was so mild.
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