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Old 06-28-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Remarkable Range Day

Today I had a range day to remember. I currently shoot at a privately owned indoor range while the "new to the hood" indoor range is under construction. The instructor had a new customer/new shooter there while my husband and I were shooting. As a result, we were able to shoot every gun he was showing the newbie. I had my recently acquired Gold Match II and my 380. I put 50 rounds through each using Lawman for the GMII and Fiocchi for the 380. The GMII is just a dream to shoot and even though I'm not a great shot, hit pretty decent groupings at 8-9 yards. The 380 performed flawlessly but I will change my recoil spring next outing since I've put 1000+ rounds through it with this spring. My new springs arrived last week. I've put a picture of the GMII target below. I used the 380 target for multiple firearms.

Now for the good stuff. I was able to put 10 - 20 rounds through the Glock Viper Red Dot, a Springfield XD, and a Sig P320. While it may insult some people, I hated the Glock and the Sig. The trigger placement for a double action/single action striker fire was so far forward for a girl with very small hands that shooting them was a chore and very uncomfortable for me. The Springfield was slightly better.
Then I switched to a Kimber Ultra Carry 45acp. Holy cow, it kicked like a mule but it's accuracy made me look good. I put 10 - 20 rounds through a Kimber TLE 45acp and loved it but not as much as the Ultra.
Finally, I shot a Les Baer 1911 45acp with a compensator. It was smooth as butter but had black on black sights that I would've changed were it mine.
All in all, a truly fun day at the range and if nothing else I have learned I am truly a Kimber girl!
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Congrats on a fun day.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:57 PM   #3
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Sure does sound like a fun day! I have a Glock 19 that I have no problem shooting, but my daughter's hands are tiny and she had trouble with it. She shoots a Sig P238. That was very nice of the range to let you try out all those pistols without a rental fee! Good day for sure, nice shooting too!
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Thanks. My hubby has a Sig P226 SAO and I have no problem with it even though it's a double stack. It's the position of the trigger with a Double action that gave me fits I think. Made me want to move my hand around to better reach the trigger. In fairness, the instructor (ex SWAT guy) hated the three striker fire pistols too and he had to carry a glock for many years. But it certainly was fun to spend the afternoon firing a myriad of pistols!
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Nice shooting Elf, it sounds like you had a great time.
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Great report and nice shooting, Elf!
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Originally Posted by Elf1 View Post
Thanks. My hubby has a Sig P226 SAO and I have no problem with it even though it's a double stack.
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My husband has the Sig P226 SAO too, it's a fun gun to shoot!
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Sounds like an enjoyable day at the range. It would be fun as well as educational to try other firearm models and brands.
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