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Old 11-16-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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Last shooting of the year done

Getting cold, and a couple of hard hitting storms are lining up to get winter going once and for all.

Took out my EDC 1911, the used Colt I bought back in April. It's about 20 years old and the last owner sunk a load of money into it for upgraded Wilson Combat internals, had them do the trigger and their reliability service package on it. This pistol has turn out to be a real bargain for about $800. It gobbles up what ever I load it with, and makes me as accurate as I've ever been with a semi-auto.

Buy an older used pistol? Is good!
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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Getting cold, and a couple of hard hitting storms are lining up to get winter going once and for all.

Took out my EDC 1911, the used Colt I bought back in April. It's about 20 years old and the last owner sunk a load of money into it for upgraded Wilson Combat internals, had them do the trigger and their reliability service package on it. This pistol has turn out to be a real bargain for about $800. It gobbles up what ever I load it with, and makes me as accurate as I've ever been with a semi-auto.

Buy an older used pistol? Is good!
Montana, that is a real sad story. Being from northern Minnesota it is never too cold to shoot. Maybe that is why I now winter in Arizona!
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I don't care to walk to the mailbox when it gets to single digits. Shooting with mittens? No thanks!
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Living in Southern Cal. does have some perks as long as you don't mind the communist rule! I can shoot year round in fact I think I will take my two Kimbers and my Springfield out Tuesday. I want to do a little comparison between the Raptor II 5" and my Springfield Loaded 5" also need to do some more breaking in on the Raptor and my CDP Pro.
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As much as I love shooting outdoors, when it gets cold I will be at the indoor range. I don't like the cold.



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Warm and muggy in SETX. Indoor ac range with fans.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:42 AM   #7
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I hear you, MR. Outdoor shooting when it's really cold is not that much fun. My son got a new 45-70 rife when he was stationed in Fairbanks. We visited one November and went to the range. It was below zero. After about 15 or 20 minutes I'd had all the fun I could handle and went back to the truck. The 45-70 is a nice round, but not much fun when you're half frozen.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:06 AM   #8
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As forecast there is a blanket of snow on the ground. More is coming and strong winds.

I will shoot once again, but only 1 shot. Good conditions to be out looking for an Elk.
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Do you not have an indoor range around there?

If not, then invest some money and build one and sell memberships or time on the range.
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Do you not have an indoor range around there?

If not, then invest some money and build one and sell memberships or time on the range.
I'm in the middle of 1 million acres of Lolo National Forest. Nobody is going to go to a range here, especially if there is money to be parted with.
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