Oddball day at the range.

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    Oddball day at the range.

    No, not the clientele or us workers. I shot my first Springfirld EMP (9mm) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice trigger, sights and accuracy. A few magazine related mis-feeds but still a nice gun.

    Next up, S&W 629 Mountain Gun (.44 mag.). I am no longer a big bore revolver guy (arthritis) but this was a treat. The owner had a trigger job done and this aided accuracy tremendously. A pleasant surprise.

    Lastly, a Beretta 21A (.22 lr). I had one years ago and could never get through 50 rounds without some kind of a mis-feed, failure to extract, or light primer strikes. On the rare occasion it did fire, the accuracy was akin to "rat turds on a bed sheet". The one i tried today was accurate and reliable. I could not believe the differences.

    Anybody else have fun this saturday? john

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    Well, the wife and I got a visit from our 3 and 6 yo. nephews. We spent the afternoon playing Star Wars Battlefront, Dance Dance Revolution, and Taiko Drum Master (go ahead, Google them). It was nice having them around, and it kinda set off the "aaw, I want one" bell when the 3yo started falling asleep in my lap while watching Monsters, Inc.

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    Had a good day at a gun shop, I didn't buy anything but I got to talk to the Sig rep for close to an hour, turns out he's a 1911 guy at heart.

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    Roomate bought a Beretta CX4 Carbine, and we had some fun with that.

    jhh3rd - I used to have a 21a, and it was extremely picky about ammo. The only stuff I found that it actually liked were CCI Stingers. Anything else would FTF, FTE, etc.
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    I didn't go to the range either. I was waiting for most of the day at home for someone to bring me a computer to be worked on.


    But I did run by the gun shop and picked me up a Walther P-38 and it's stamped 1/59, the year I was born!!! LOL.

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    I got to take my concealed handgun glass today! During one of the breaks from class,I was looking at ther guns behind the counter,and overheard two men discussing kel-tecs,and how they didn't know anything about them. I chimed in how much I love my p3at,and what a joy it was to own,...after I was walking back by from going to the bathroom the gentlemen was signing the NICs paper,and I saw the kel-tec sitting on the counter,...


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    I went to a flea market that was advertised as a gun show.


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    I shot the practical pistol match at the Knob Creek Fall Machine Gun Shoot. Great fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I went to a flea market that was advertised as a gun show.
    I hope you found some nice turquoise jewelry, venison jerky, Pakistani pocketknives, blow guns, and HATE books!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    I hope you found some nice turquoise jewelry, venison jerky, Pakistani pocketknives, blow guns, and HATE books!!!!!!!!
    All of the above, plus stained glass lampshades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    All of the above, plus stained glass lampshades.
    Wow thats a new one. Things must have changed in the 4 years since I went to a gun show.

    Oh yea what did I do this weekend... went to a 1 yr old's birtday party, a house warming party, church this morning, and then the rest of the day working on my equipment. The only hot metal for me were the sparks flying when I was using the grinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    No, not the clientele or us workers. I shot my first Springfirld EMP (9mm) and was pleasantly surprised. Nice trigger, sights and accuracy. A few magazine related mis-feeds but still a nice gun.
    That's not what I would call a nice gun. I would not tolerate such a failure, much less "a few," in a gun I might depend on.

    Next up, S&W 629 Mountain Gun (.44 mag.). I am no longer a big bore revolver guy (arthritis) but this was a treat. The owner had a trigger job done and this aided accuracy tremendously. A pleasant surprise.
    I remember back when The Sports Authority still carried guns, and they had one of those in the case (circa 1993) and I thought it looked really sweet. It wasn't something I could afford, though.

    Lastly, a Beretta 21A (.22 lr). I had one years ago and could never get through 50 rounds without some kind of a mis-feed, failure to extract, or light primer strikes. On the rare occasion it did fire, the accuracy was akin to "rat turds on a bed sheet". The one i tried today was accurate and reliable. I could not believe the differences.
    My brother had one of those, and it was the biggest piece of GARBAGE I have yet fired in my life. Just like you said, it was nothing but failure after failure, and accuracy? What's that?

    Anybody else have fun this saturday? john
    Yep, I played a few rounds of disc golf.

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    Sounds like you had a fun Saturday. Mine? Shot a USPSA match. Accuracy was up, tried a shock buffer which wouldn't let my slide release. Stripped and chucked that puppy. Still fighting the Tripp 10 rd mags over-inserting on an open chamber. Oddball stage setups caught me a twice with slide racked back on an empty mag.
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