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For the love of guns

Started by Mudwall Gatewood, October 10, 2014, 13:46:22 pm

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Al


Big J

Quote from: Al on July 08, 2019, 16:38:57 pmTime to bump this one to the top again :o

https://reason.com/2019/07/08/noncompliance-kneecaps-new-zealands-gun-control-scheme/


Yup, everyone talks about Australia's buyback. You ever see the photos of them destroying the guns from the Australian Buyback? Everyone gave up their antique shotguns, muskets, and bolt guns.  Very few "assault" weapons were handed over. 

Also, VA has a heaping pile of crap that would even make California and New York blush.

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?192+sum+HB4021&utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

I'm thinking it doesn't have a chance to pass, but they are trying.  My guess is they are using this as a bargaining chip to get other legislation passed.  Than the "republicans" will vote for the other garbage bills and say "see, we defeated the "assault weapons" ban".  I believe the government of this state hasn't taken a look at the Virginia flag and what it represents lately.....
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

driver

So I currently can carry a shotgun with a 20 round drum in public places in VA?

I can picture myself in line at the grocery store with a Saiga 12 slung over my shoulder. "Ma'm, will you hold my street sweeper while I get my wallett?"

I still kick myself in the ass for never buying a Saiga 12.

Big J

Quote from: driver on July 09, 2019, 12:28:09 pmSo I currently can carry a shotgun with a 20 round drum in public places in VA?

I can picture myself in line at the grocery store with a Saiga 12 slung over my shoulder. "Ma'm, will you hold my street sweeper while I get my wallett?"

I still kick myself in the ass for never buying a Saiga 12.

If you wanted too I guess. Texas has people walking around with AR-15's and AK 47's to show how stupid it was they couldn't carry a spring assisted knife.

Also good luck finding a saiga under $1,500. Those things skyrocketed after the import ban. There should be some USA made ones on the market now if I remember correctly.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Phil

Today on an open IDPA range -- this is draw and fire 3-5 round quick volley, holster, move, draw, repeat -- moving from 7 yards to 15 yards, quick stance. 8" target. I had some flyers, and not great patterns, but this ain't standing in one place and taking slow aim....


Al

Good shooting Phil  bd;0  'c;  bd;0  'c;  bd;0  'c;  -  I did those drills on a frequent basis back when I fooled around playing police officer. Not easy and lots of pressure. I need to do some of those shoot and move exercises again.

Dougfish

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Big J

Quote from: Phil on July 24, 2019, 17:13:54 pmToday on an open IDPA range -- this is draw and fire 3-5 round quick volley, holster, move, draw, repeat -- moving from 7 yards to 15 yards, quick stance. 8" target. I had some flyers, and not great patterns, but this ain't standing in one place and taking slow aim....



Not bad at all. I've contemplated getting into some of those matches as I need a lot of practice, but always convince myself I don't need another hobby. Scott (consumnfire) got into those matches but think he stopped when kids came along.

Which gun were you using?
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Phil

J, I was using my Shield 9. I'm thinking hard about going ahead and "pulling the trigger" on a new P365 w/ MS, though. I figure they've been around long enough now to have resolved some of the earlier issues. Smaller, better trigger and sights, more capacity -- very tempting.

Big J

July 25, 2019, 08:37:51 am #654 Last Edit: July 25, 2019, 13:49:00 pm by Big J
Mine is holding up good with the old striker. All the P365's with a Kanye manual safety (not sure how Kanye got in there) will have all the updates. It's a fine gun.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

rbphoto

I shot 100 rounds about a month ago and realized my shotgunning has negatively affected my pistol shooting.

I was taught to watch the front sight when shooting pistols.

My brain no longer works that way. 

In sporting clays, you always watch the target.  Always, without fail.  If you watch the barrel or the bead, you will miss most of the time.  That is with moving targets, of course, so going back to iron sights and stationary targets with a short sight radius . . .

I hope to put 100 rds through my .45 tonight at 6" plates from 25 yds.  We shall see if watching the target works any better or if I will continue to suck at shooting pistols.

It is highly doubtful there will be any photographic evidence since I'm shooting steel, but we shall see.

Raymond
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

rbphoto

Yep, I continue to suck at pistol shooting.

I used to be able to tap up or down a dueling tree consistently.  Missing was a rare occurrence. 

Now it is the norm.

I may have hit 20% of my targets last night in the first 100 rounds.  HK USP Compact .45 - my favorite pistol.

Dueling Tree before:




Dueling Tree after 8 shots:



That is 4 plates moved . . . 50%

Dueling Tree after the next 8 shots:



Again, 50%

Next 8:



6 plates moved, so 75%

Next 8:



2 plates moved . . . 25% - going down hill again . . .

At that point I figured I may as well see if I could hit moving targets since I at least have some experience with them these days, so the Texas Star was configured . . .



Took me 10 shots to make it look like this:



So back to 50%

I found that several times my sight picture looked much like what my shotgun sight picture looks like.  I always "float the target" which means my gun shoots high and I can always see it above my barrel.  It's really hard to hit a target you can't see . . .

I would find myself shooting the pistol about 8-12" high because I didn't line up the sights.  Part of it was because I wasn't attempting to do so very often and watching the target, but when I would check the sites, I immediately knew I was high.

Also, in shotgunning, there is not the same level of trigger control as in pistol shooting, so my "slapping the trigger" followed my over from sporting clays with a vengeance.

As one of the other guys on the range stated: "Too damn bad it is such a perishable skill."

Raymond
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: rbphoto on July 26, 2019, 11:11:06 amAs one of the other guys on the range stated: "Too damn bad it is such a perishable skill."


Your range mate is familiar with Jack Reacher.

<<Time - Phrase
01:44:36 Hey, Gunny, you mind if I ask you kind of a personal question?
01:44:40 What, you don't think I can shoot any more?
01:44:43 It is a perishable skill.
01:44:45 Yeah, well,
01:44:47 the sun will be up in an hour.>>>
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

rbphoto

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on July 26, 2019, 11:57:30 am
Quote from: rbphoto on July 26, 2019, 11:11:06 amAs one of the other guys on the range stated: "Too damn bad it is such a perishable skill."


Your range mate is familiar with Jack Reacher.

<<Time - Phrase
01:44:36 Hey, Gunny, you mind if I ask you kind of a personal question?
01:44:40 What, you don't think I can shoot any more?
01:44:43 It is a perishable skill.
01:44:45 Yeah, well,
01:44:47 the sun will be up in an hour.>>>

I am familiar with Reacher.

Long before they stuck a midget into the Hollywood-ized version of him for the screen.

I read them all pretty much as soon as they were published.

Raymond
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: rbphoto on July 26, 2019, 12:36:45 pm
Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on July 26, 2019, 11:57:30 am
Quote from: rbphoto on July 26, 2019, 11:11:06 amAs one of the other guys on the range stated: "Too damn bad it is such a perishable skill."


Your range mate is familiar with Jack Reacher.

<<Time - Phrase
01:44:36 Hey, Gunny, you mind if I ask you kind of a personal question?
01:44:40 What, you don't think I can shoot any more?
01:44:43 It is a perishable skill.
01:44:45 Yeah, well,
01:44:47 the sun will be up in an hour.>>>

I am familiar with Reacher.

Long before they stuck a midget into the Hollywood-ized version of him for the screen.

I read them all pretty much as soon as they were published.

Raymond

Great point that many fail to see.  Still baffles me how they made TC appear taller than his first co-star, Rosamund Pike, whom I believe is a few inches taller.  Child's Reacher is 6'5"; got to love Hollywood!  Makes me confident that Doug has a future in porn.   Those folks can make any object appear larger.  Well, that is what I heard.   
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon


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