but as it turned out, three of us made it to the range today--Proud Hillbilly, Old NFO and me.
It was a good time, although is was hot. Fortunately the firing lines are still shaded by the remaining trees that the storm didn't topple.
Normally the place is jam-packed on week-ends, but this time, for much of the day, it was just a very small class that stayed on the 50 yard range, the three of us, and two bored Range Safety Officers, one of whom can check me out all she wants. (Rowr!)
We shot pistol--lots of 9mm, .45, .38 Special and .41 Magnum (OK, I'm thinking that 16 grains of Accurate #9 is about as hot as I want to go with 215gr. lead SWC bullets...and maybe 15.5'd be better.) There was a bit of .22 rifle fired, and then we moved over to the rifle lane and fired up a metric ton of .223, .30 carb., .30-06, .308 and .38 Special (rifle). And folks--these two shoot GOOD! Come the bad times, I want them on my team for sure
Two and a half hours later, wringing with sweat and nearly our of ammo but happy, we adjourned to a local pub to talk shooting and other cool stuff.
It was a great time, and hopefully when we try this again in the near future, our absent friends can make it this time. You were missed...and talked about. ;-)