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Old 09-22-2010, 07:37 PM   #11
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I gotta say, those targets look well-perforated. I doubt i did as well with mine on the second trip.

Have you considered a speedloader for a quicker reload, in a self-defense situation? It is just a little gizmo that holds 6 rounds in position to load all 6 rounds at one time. It takes some practice to be able to use them quickly; i'm working on that part.
Well, I shot about 80 rounds and I sure don't think I see 80 holes on those targets. Thanks for the compliment but I'm sure I did a lot of 'misses' along with those 'hits'.

Thank you for the suggestion, too. Yes, I did buy a speed loader but to be honest, I haven't tried it yet. I do have snap caps to practice those sorts of things at home and to dry shoot my gun with. I will make that my "homework" until the next time at the range. But now that I think about it, I won't practice speedloading with the snap caps. They are pretty light. I'll use live rounds. They certainly have more weight behind them.
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Wow! 25 yards! that is pretty darn good shooting.

If those were bad guys they would definitly be dead!

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Winds, close in is around 7 to 15 yards. Much closer and you can bash 'em with that hand cannon.

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Wow! 25 yards! that is pretty darn good shooting.

If those were bad guys they would definitly be dead!
Is it 'cheating' that I shot some of those rounds with my arms resting on the bench? I also feel I'm kind of 'cheating' when I use single action vs. double action. Are there any "rules" for bragging rights?

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Winds, close in is around 7 to 15 yards. Much closer and you can bash 'em with that hand cannon.
I'll do that next time I go to the range.


When I visited a friend in California he took me to an outdoor range. I mostly shot rifles. I particularly fell in love with the Uzi. I started with a row of metal targets 50 yds. out and started at one end and tried to shoot along the line of targets. I got 5 in a row before I missed. I could hear my friend laughing behind me. I was also able to hit a 10" target at 100 yds. with an SKS, but I did have to sit and rest my elbows on the bench because I found that gun kind of heavy for me. I had the time of my life in California and with my friend and his guns. Who'd of ever thought the words "fun with guns" and "California" would all be in one sentence? My friend always told me Cali isn't a very gun friendly state. I'm beginning to see what he means from what I read here.

I'm telling you all, I'm having a whole lot of fun with my Ruger revolver.
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Maintained properly, that Ruger will be in the family for generations and still be going strong.

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[QUOTE=winds-of-change;355613]Is it 'cheating' that I shot some of those rounds with my arms resting on the bench? I also feel I'm kind of 'cheating' when I use single action vs. double action. Are there any "rules" for bragging rights?


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I dont think so....thats just learning! Also in a practical situation, if there were a car there, wouldnt you post up on the hood or roof to steady yourself and give you protection?

No for bragging rights, over your shoulder using a mirror, bounce it of three walls and hit the bullseye! Just kidding (Kids dont try this at home).

No rules around here.....I think as you can see all of us are proud of you! cant wait to see what the third trip to the range brings!!!

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Maintained properly, that Ruger will be in the family for generations and still be going strong.
I agree. My friend thought it was a sturdy, reliable gun for a first time owner. Also pretty basic and simple to use. Easy to be sure it's not loaded. I think he suggested a great first gun for me. Except now I want a rifle and a semi-auto. Good thing I don't have any extra money right now.
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Except now I want a rifle and a semi-auto. Good thing I don't have any extra money right now.
I continue to resist the urge to buy a lever-action rifle chambered in .357 mag, but it ain't easy. I keep telling myself it just wouldn't be practical. http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=417584&pdesc=Rossi_44_Mag_w/20_Octagon_Blue_Barrel/Case_Harden_Receiver/Walnut_Stock&aID=510A3&merchID=4006
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I continue to resist the urge to buy a lever-action rifle chambered in .357 mag, but it ain't easy. I keep telling myself it just wouldn't be practical.

Maybe not practical but FUN!! My kids are grown and gone.......it's time for me to have FUN!!! Oh, I forgot to mention I also want a snubbie revolver, too. My kids think I've gone crazy.
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Oh, I forgot to mention I also want a snubbie revolver, too.
Look into an LCR(Elsie Arrr) can't go wrong there. The wife really likes her Rugers.


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