Irritation at the range today
So today I took the XD45C and the Keltec out to one of the local ranges and just get some more rounds through both. I shoot them both very well and have had no issues with the XD allthough it locked back mid magazine on me today once. I think I must have bumped the slide release other wise no other issues with it. I had one fte through the Keltec but that's the first that gun has ever malfunctioned. I chalk that one up to fluke/ cheap dirty ammo fouled the extractor. When I cleaned it I noticed nothing wierd about the extractor. As it didn't happen again I'm not too worried.
The irritation came from someone else at the range in the stall immeadiatly to my right. These 2 guys come in as I am coming in and set up. Looked like one was shooting a Sig P229 and it made little holes so I'm guessing 9mm. The other guy was not shooting but seemed to be providing some manner of instruction/coaching. I notice he's not wearing the range collared shirt or T-shirt and I've not seen him before. Now this guy has one of those tactical joe kinda voices/attitudes. The type that tells you exactly wich gun in the store is best for defense in a deep authoritative tone. Ok so anyways the guy doing the shooting is named Tony, I know this because from that stall I would hear bang...nice job Tonnnny, 5 second pause, bang, nice job Tonnnny, 5 second pause, awwww what was that Tonnnny yer jerkin the trigger, etc, etc. Repeatedly while I'm shooting. Now this alone only provided slight irritation as some people have a mild case of obnoxious, it doesn't make them bad people.
What got me was while I was in the middle of shooting a string through the XD I feel a presence behind me and a hand in the middle of my back...grrrrr. I stop shooting keep muzzle downrange and this guy says "The range guys will be out here in a minute, they don't allow rapid fire here. Double taps are fine but they don't like rapid fire." I gave a slight nod and he went back to the other guy. I was not aware I was shooting in a rapid fire manner, I was shooting quickly pushing the split time limit to maintain accuracy with the XD...whatever.
So, I'm stewing a little. I finish up a little faster than I would've leave the range area and pay out. AS I'm doing this I ask the girl who is taking my credit card weather this guy is an employee or not. She tells me no he's a third party "instructor" that people sometimes hire and asks if I would like his card. My response was maybe slightly too irrtitable "no, I would like him to stay in his lane."
Maybe I am being a little harsh but listening to this guy, he seemed like a bit too much of a yahoo who wasn't quite qualified to wear the title "instructor." I am also a little irritated at the sort that are willing to interupt my concentration while shooting to correct me or give me unsolicited advice. I think it was his rediculous tone more than anything. Am I being too harsh?
Oh one last thing...I shot a magazine of Win. PDX1 230 gr bonded before I switched over to cheap FMJ 230's when I got home I looked at the PDX1 box and it does not say +P, but wow what a recoil difference. With the FMJ's my XD is a pussycat, with the PDX1 recoil was managable but noticably stiffer and way more muzzle rise. Any thoughts on that?