Monday, January 19, 2015

A Good Day For Shooting

Because Bruce, a relative newbie to shooting, is about to buy a pistol, several of us went out to the range today to put him on various handguns and generally just have some fun on a January afternoon.

Since Bruce wants a 9mm, we brought out three for him to try:
Top to bottom: Browning Hi-Power, Smith and Wesson M&P, and Glock 19.

I don't think that he even shot the Hi-Power, as he was already leaning towards an M&P just from his own research. But he got to shoot a 9mm M&P courtesy of John, who has one, (Mine's a .40.) and he liked it and did pretty good with it when he concentrated on sight alignment and trigger press.

Most importantly though: He was safe. No safety violations, so I was pleased. I'm thinking that he'll go far as a decent shooter.

We also got some rifle shooting in.

Here's Cindy, with her Savage .22:
I forgot to tell her that she needed to shift her rear sight up to go from 25 yards to 100. But she figured it out when she went down to see her target.

Here's John with his DPMS G2 Recon .308.
He added a decent scope and a Harris bipod, and his 200 yard target was a thing of beauty after he got done knocking it's center out. I'm going to have to get one of those now.

Here's Bruce, shooting my M-1 Garand:

And here's my Garand, s/n XXX5009 again.

Also present: A Universal M-1 carbine, one of the older ones that still uses a number of GI parts.

And special mention goes to our friend Keith, who was supposed to come out but decided to finish a cleaning project at home instead.

All in all, a good day indeed.


  1. Sounds like fun was had by all! :-)

  2. You must have been off your game today. You didn't ridicule me nearly as much as usual!
    T'was a good time indeed.

    1. You didn't earn the ridicule. Your weapons were quality, your accessories weren't K-Mart (this time), and you shot well. Can't poke fun if you don't at least leave the door open.

  3. John told his Recon to throw every #$@! ejected shell at me. Which is why I put my hood up.

  4. Ditto the G2.

    Now if I only had some of that Obama Money to pay for one...