I got behind in my range gun rota.

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    I got behind in my range gun rota.

    I haven't been to the range in two weeks, I injured my left hand and had stitches first, as that was healing I tore up two fingers on my right hand pulling out some chainlink fence.
    Everything seems better enough now to go shoot, but I have a lot to consider.

    I'm still breaking in/getting used to my relatively new XD9 SC. I need to fire at least 100 through that as part of my new gun routine.
    I have a new XD45 that I haven't shot yet, it doesn't need any HPs through it as it's strictly a range gun (XD Tactical) so I can simply blast some FMJ, but even so I need to put 100 minimum through it to feel like I made a dent on breaking it in.
    I got my Taurus 24/7 .40 back from the manufacturer. I need to see if the sights are correctly aligned, plus I haven't shot it in a few months. 50 rounds minimum through that.
    I just inherited a few heirloom guns, one is a .22 rifle that I have only shot in my basement mini-range to test function not accuracy so far. I need to shoot it a lot, preferably alongside my other .22 rifle for comparison.
    Then there is my Kel-Tec which is due for a range trip, and my revolver that is very overdue one. I won't mention the others, they will have to wait.

    So, either I do the right thing and stick to the plan as above and go to the range for a whole afternoon.
    Or, I just take the XD45, shoot up as much as I want of the 500 rounds I bought it earlier in the week and then do the rest of the rota next week.

    You know, I never used to have these 'problems' back in England...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    You know, I never used to have these 'problems' back in England...
    Ah, but such a fine problem to have! I bet you didn't have a wife that did roller derby, either!

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    Glad everything is healing up. You been shooting yet?
    I'm too young to be this old!
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    So many guns, so little time!

    Now get off your keyboard and get thee to the range!


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    Decisions, decisions.

    I find it requires HUGE strength of will to go to range for just one gun!!! More than likely as I prepare and load up truck - I think ''Oh, better take this too - and that - and maybe this as well''.

    Always there are guns that need time - worst is rifles where I know I need to check zero and tweak to be sure they are spot on. Add to that ammo development - something that needs tested before loading a boatload of 'em!!

    Answer - take em all - just in case!!! But try to focus on the XD-45 test!
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    Well I don't have the ammo consideration today, no reloads to test and the two main guns I want to take will be just banging out some FMJ.
    I think I will leave the rifles out of the equation.

    So it's just the XD45, 24/7 and one other...

    As soon as I finish doing my 'paperwork' (procrastinating while drinking too much coffee) I'll see about getting out to the range, I don't like to go too early, no brass on the floor in the morning.

    Today's my day off, I take them when I can get them, another 'benefit' of being self-employed...

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    So I took the XD45, XD9 and the Taurus 24/7.
    First time out with the XD45 and it ate 200 rounds without a hiccup. Fast as I could fire them and the accuracy was awesome. I did a few drills on the automated range, the moving target type drills. Then I did a bunch of accuracy comparisons. Set the target at 25ft - 40ft and compared the accuracy between the XD45 and the XD9 SC, there was nothing in it, they are virtually identical even though there is a 2" difference in barrel length.

    I put 100 through the Taurus and it felt really different after not shooting it for a few months, it compared quite poorly with the two XDs.

    I put 150 through the XD9, the gun is well on it's way to being fully broken in and an extension of my arm when I shoot.

    If the antis took over the world and I was only allowed to choose one pistol to keep it would be an XD, I feel that strongly now. I just wouldn't know which one to keep.

    Pics below are of the XDs at 25 feet, first pic is five shots at each point of the target from the 9mm, the second is a full mag from the .45.
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    Ain't too much wrong with those targets!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Ain't too much wrong with those targets!!!
    Well, except that I shot a guy who was lying down...

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    Well, except that I shot a guy who was lying down...
    Asleep on the job - has to be Ricochet perhaps
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