9 MM and .45 range Day

9 MM and .45 range Day

This is a discussion on 9 MM and .45 range Day within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; So with this ammo shortage going on, I have taken to casting my practice ammo instead of using up my stash of jacketed bullets. I ...

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    9 MM and .45 range Day

    So with this ammo shortage going on, I have taken to casting my practice ammo instead of using up my stash of jacketed bullets. I took several of my 9 mm's and .45's to the range the other day for some play time. The list 9 MM included, Browning HP, S&W 5906, S&W 940, Walther P-38 and a Kahr PM9. The .45's were Colt Combat Elite, FireStar and a Brazilian Model 37 (S&W 1917). I threw in my Glock 22C in .40 just because it shoots so well.
    Ammo was Cast Lead, Wheel weights, 124Gr 9 MM FMJ Profile over 5grs of Unique and a 230Gr FMJ Profile over 6grs Unique. Same for the .45 AR. The .40 was an RCBS Cast 180 Gr 38-40 Flat point over 6grs of Unique. Range was 7 yds.....
    The 9 MM Chrono'd at around 1100fps out of the 5906, about a 1000fps out of the little 940.
    The .45ACP came in around 850fps out of the Colt and S&W and 800 out of the FireStar. The AR were around 850-900fps.

    The Glock shot around 1050-1100fps with 6grs of Unique and the RCBS Cast 180 Gr 38-40 Flat point.


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    Looks like a fun day!
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    You got some range time with some fine weaponry. SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!

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    That's the spirit!

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    Looks like you're a realist.

    Welcome to the forum! Nice collection there.
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    Got 300 to 400 rds down range today myself felt good. Had the mk111 today an always forget how much fun that gun is to shoot. Snubs shot really well. Amazing how many families were out at the range today having a good time.

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    Welcome to DC! Looks like it was a good day at the range.

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    Good god man, are your hands as big as they appear to be? Those pistols look like toys in them. That being said, nice collection, looks like a good day at the range.
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    "The list 9 MM included, Browning HP, S&W 5906, S&W 940, Walther P-38 and a Kahr PM9. The .45's were Colt Combat Elite, FireStar and a Brazilian Model 37 (S&W 1917)."

    Man, I like your hardware! Even the Glock 22 is interesting because of the caliber and the handload.

    Good thoughtful handloading too!

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    Looks like you had an enjoyable day.

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