I took my new (to me) Type 53 to an indoor range today to get an idea of how accurately I can shoot it.
I shot if for the first time yesterday outdoors, but really didn't have a comparison of how loud it was because I was by myself.
The indoor range was busy today. I had to wait about 15 minutes to get a lane.
I finally got a lane and got set up. All 12 lanes were full. People were shooting various calibers of rifles and handguns: pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom.
I pulled the trigger: BOOM! The guy in the lane to my right slowly peeked around the wall and said "Wow! I felt the concussion in my chest!" After the 3rd round I heard the woman with him say "Geez!". On about the 5th round I thought "This thing doesn't kick too bad." After the 9th round I thought "Okay, my shoulder's starting to feel this."
I had intended to only shoot 10 rounds: 5 with the bayonet folded on one target, 5 with it extended on a second target. However, after the 7th round I realized I hadn't extended the bayonet. So I extended it and finished the 5 rounds, brought the target in and marked them, then sent it out for a full 5 rounds with the bayonet extended. With the iron sights and the bayonet extended I grouped 2 1/2" (marked 2 in the photo). Either the gun shoots a little left or I do. Not sure yet. Either way I was pretty happy with the results. This gun is fun! Especially at $0.20 per round!