Range Report with Jo Da Plumbr

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by M14sRock, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Managed to pull away today for a couple of hours with Jo Da Plumbr. We went to the Firing Line Indoor range, which was flipping packed when we got there. Drove to the range in pouring rain and thunder. Too weird for SoCal in October.

    I brought along my Wilson Combat Tactical Elite, STI LS9, fully enhanced and grip reduced G26, bone stock G23/19, a couple of my High Standard .22's, Buckmark, 1924 Colt Police Positive Match .22, and my 10/22. Did not get any pics at the range, so snapped this one when I got home.

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    I've had the LS9 for years, but it has always had problems extracting. It has been un-reliable in the past but last night I replaced the extractor spring and did some work on the extractor. Today it was GTG which is nice because it is a great shooter. Now it will get used once in a while.

    The Wilson shot very well, the High Standards are crazy accurate, and surprisingly so was my Buckmark. Just fed the .22's some cheap old Winchester Dyna Point stuff from the bunker and it shot well in all of them. Surprisingly accurate for cheap, old ammo.

    Sighted in the cheap red dot on the 10/22 at 50' using Velocitors. I'm not big 10/22 fan, but this one is growing on me. It will warrant a better red dot now, I guess, so it will get one of the IOR red dots. Probably the small one shown here>. RDS MICRO EDGE RED DOT SIGHT

    I put some rounds through an M&P .45 today and loved it. Trigger is just this side of "major suckage", but I think it could clean up a lot. I will buy one soon. Word is that the Apex triggers are the shizzle for the M&P's. I liked the grip size and the way it points.

    We stayed for a couple of hours, and had a great time. It was very loud though due to how crowded it was.

    Then we went to The Outback Steakhouse for lunch and continued with the chatter. My wife and daughter showed up, after getting a haircut for the kid, on their way to the Thai Store. My daughter chose to ride home with me.

    Thanks for lunch, Jo!!

    All in all a great day, with a great guy. Always good to hit the range with Jo.
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    What? Is that rare? Jo always pays when we go on a date.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    You must be special. He usually just invites the Ether-Bunny along and Lon ends up with a ball gag and Gimp mask. :eek:

    Great report guys - it's always good to hear of our fine members getting together for some range time and good food.

    JD
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Okay, I'm not understanding that last one and don't think I want to.
     
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Sooo weird.

    You said you live in Cali, right?
    Well, I went to the Firing Line Indoor Range here is Florida and went to Outback afterward on Thursday. I'm not kidding....
    Really werid....

    Anyways, Nice to here you had a good time. I have been wanting an that STI for a little while now. I like the unconventional look for a 1911. Might be getting one soon now.
     
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  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Cali, indeed. And very weird...... We must have been channeling you. Ommmmmm.........
     
  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Nice collection. I think we have your weather up here in Astoria because its been nice. Best weather we've seen all year. Its more summer than summer was.
     
  9. Txhillbilly

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    M14sRock,I really like those High Standards you have.Those guns really do shoot good.
    You have a bunch of nice handguns.

    Seeing as Jo bought lunch,I hope you had a big meal.Sounds like everyone had a good time.
     
  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Thanks, Tex. I rarely shoot most of them anymore, but when I do they sure are fun. I have another HS laying around here somewhere. But I think my favorite shooter .22 is an old H&R 929. The most gun for the money you can buy.

    Since Jo was buying I ordered 2 extra meals and just threw them away. It seemed like a reasonable thing to do. Right?
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Wow here I am late to my own party.
    Like Mr. Rock said a great day. And don't tell him I said this but the dude can shoot. We were aiming for a tennis ball we hid behind a paper target, so you had to gestimate where it was. Out about ten yards and he nailed it like 5 out of seven with his Wilson. I had ten shots with the MP 45 and only got it four times. He could hit the dang ball as it was swinging wildly back and forth from the last time he hit it. Damn. Of course I bought lunch,,, I got schooled.


    I took a couple 45s, a 38 super, my old Star 9mm, and a Buckmark. I shot a couple of Rocks Glocks. My first time. Not so bad. But I don't think I've caught the dreaded fan boy disease.:eek:

    It was very nice meeting Mrs. Rock and one of the pebbles. Nice family. Glad we did some pistols this time sir.
     

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  12. M14sRock

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    Well, first off, you are too kind. The Wilson shoots itself with no input from the shooter.

    Jo's postwar .38 Super Lightweight Commander is wet dream inducing. It shoots like a .22 and is WAY more accurate than my S/S Gov't .38 Sup was.

    His old Star is also a piece of art. We used to sell them new for about $200, and like a knucklehead I never bought one. Dang. Of course ours were chrome plated with pearl grips, but who cares. Too ghetto for me at the time, but I'd be on that today like a lion on a warthog.

    My Buckmark is now exactly 25 years old and has the original plastic grips, which suck compared to the new ones. Too square and sharp. I'll be looking for another set of grips, and that gun may see a lot more use.

    Indoor ranges are not my favorite, but the quick convenience made a trip today possible. Good times, good company!
     
  13. CA357

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    Bravo! That sounds like a great time and those are some sweet shootin' irons.
     
  14. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    It was all I could do to not club Jo like a baby seal and take his .38 Super.

    And you came up in conversation today, Don. You are a celebrity.
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Are you sure it was celebrity and not notorious?
     
  16. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Oops! You are right. My bad...:D
     
  17. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Not notorious,,., generous. I was telling M that those nice grips on my Colt came from you. Thanks again.
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Did you shoot his Wilson?
     
  19. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Yes I did.
    Boy, what a nice pistol.
    Shame you don't have a pistol that nice Lon.
     
  20. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You apparently haven't seen Pulp Fiction.