I decided to wimp out today, rather than driving all the way out to the outdoor range, I just went over to NRA.
It was PACKED!!! Waited 45 minutes for a lane, and as expected the conversation was revolving around the Zimmerman verdict and it’s impact. One of the more interesting comments was from a younger black couple (both CCW’ing), who said it was totally hosed up. Martin was a wanna be thug, and as far as they were concerned the jury was right; and that if the left kept pursuing it, there would be a bigger divide than any of us could overcome. The lady commented on the death toll in Chicago and Baltimore and wondered where the outrage on the left was for ‘those’ deaths. Nobody had a good answer for that one…
50 round of 22/45 to warm up, trying to get some kind of rhythm going and actually start hitting where I ‘thought’ I was aiming, and getting the front sight/trigger press to start being a functional component of my shooting again.
Worked through the 1911 (little over a half a box), 25 rounds of .38 through the Python, 12 rounds through the Kahr (monthly cycle of ammo and mags) of draw/fire 2 rounds at a time, then another 10 rounds because I was not as accurate as I should be with it (no idea where the other box of 9mm disappeared to). 25 rounds through the Mustang, and another 25 rounds of 22/45 to end the day. By the time I quit, the groups were finally coming back down and the front sight/press was second nature again. Drawing from under a button down shirt compared to a polo shirt is a good bit different due to the materials used, and the way they react and bunch up when you grab them. I need to practice that and dry fire more at home…
I wish they did allow pics at the NRA, as there was a truly cute little girl shooting a zebra striped pink AR in 22… And the dad’s patience and the mother’s big smile were great!!!
Got back and did the clean everything routine, which pretty much killed the rest of the day. But like any other tool, they DO need to cleaned/maintained properly if they are going to be reliable (and actually I’m two weeks behind on the carry pistols) and cycling the mags from the bag to the carry pistol.
Which does bring up a thought, how many magazines do most folks keep for each pistol?
For all but the BHP, I have at least six mags and am constantly on the lookout for more in most cases. My issue is that I only want OEM or quality (Wilson/Brown/C&S or that caliber) spare mags. I think I’ve got probably 16 mags for the Glock 17, but I bought all those years ago and have rejuvenated them at least a couple of times (keepers/followers/springs).
OBTW, if anybody happens to have any ‘extra’ BHP mags, I’ll gladly take them off your hands… Just sayin… 🙂