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Old 04-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #1
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Range Report ... USPSA practice

It was a little cool this morning so I waited until the Sun warmed the air a little. Left the house at noon, picked a cheeseburger on the way, and made it to the range about 12:45. Only one guy there, a nice fellow I've talked with before.

I set up a practice range for some serious practice for shooting my first USPSA match coming up on the 22nd. I set up two target frames for cardboard and two steel plates. No knowing what the course of fire will be, they change it every month, so I moved my targets around about once an hour.

I did a lot of draw and shoot "double taps", fast strings with some movement and lots of reloads. After awhile some other shooters showed up and that limited my movements.

I brought my three 1911 / .45s, a Kimber Classic, Ruger SR, and Sig TACOPS. All three shot very well with the Kimber being the best overall. The main reason being the fiber optic front sight. The Ruger has a white dot and the Sig has night sights. For getting on target fast the fiber optic was far and away the best.

After running 300 rounds of .45, I broke out my Sig 320 Sub-compact. I just got it back from the safety recall and installed the newest APEX Advanced trigger and transfer bar. Plus a little polishing. It shot amazingly well, dead on the money a ran flawlessly with Fed 115, FMJ and two different hollow point defensive rounds.

I didn't have a single failure all day ... not one.

I also shot a few cylinders through my EDC J-frame just to keep sharp with it. I did a round count and figured I shot 540 total rounds and left the range at 5:15. A very serious work out and I'm beat ... looking forward to a hot shower and strong drink. A great day at the range.

Oh ... and gave away three sets of foam ear plugs to some dudes that showed up with rifles and shotguns and no ear protection .
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It was a little cool this morning so I waited until the Sun warmed the air a little. Left the house at noon, picked a cheeseburger on the way, and made it to the range about 12:45. Only one guy there, a nice fellow I've talked with before.

I set up a practice range for some serious practice for shooting my first USPSA match coming up on the 22nd. I set up two target frames for cardboard and two steel plates. No knowing what the course of fire will be, they change it every month, so I moved my targets around about once an hour.

I did a lot of draw and shoot "double taps", fast strings with some movement and lots of reloads. After awhile some other shooters showed up and that limited my movements.

I brought my three 1911 / .45s, a Kimber Classic, Ruger SR, and Sig TACOPS. All three shot very well with the Kimber being the best overall. The main reason being the fiber optic front sight. The Ruger has a white dot and the Sig has night sights. For getting on target fast the fiber optic was far and away the best.

After running 300 rounds of .45, I broke out my Sig 320 Sub-compact. I just got it back from the safety recall and installed the newest APEX Advanced trigger and transfer bar. Plus a little polishing. It shot amazingly well, dead on the money a ran flawlessly with Fed 115, FMJ and two different hollow point defensive rounds.

I didn't have a single failure all day ... not one.

I also shot a few cylinders through my EDC J-frame just to keep sharp with it. I did a round count and figured I shot 540 total rounds and left the range at 5:15. A very serious work out and I'm beat ... looking forward to a hot shower and strong drink. A great day at the range.

Oh ... and gave away three sets of foam ear plugs to some dudes that showed up with rifles and shotguns and no ear protection .

Sometime in a decade far away, "the dudes" will thank you for helping them be able to hear the words: "don't eat that Tide Pod and take that condom out of your nose!"
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That is a good day. Have two drinks then clean and lube those fine weapons Nice report where are the pictures I dont read so good.
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That is a good day. Have two drinks then clean and lube those fine weapons Nice report where are the pictures I dont read so good.
Gonna wait until tomorrow to do all the cleaning ...too tired. I did take a few pics and loaded them in my computer but now I can't find the damn things....not sure what file it put them in...I'll find them later.

It really was a fine day for the range...upper 50s, sunny and not too many people. Just a few. Funny tho, along with the fools wanting to go deaf, a couple shows up with probably $3000.00 worth of guns and not a damn thing to shoot at but some little paper targets. I loaned them a target standard and IPSC cardboard target. They even had a walkie-talkie system built into their muffs ... but nothing to mount a target on.
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