range report =)

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TankTop, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. TankTop

    TankTop Active Member Supporter

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    Ok, so I haven't fired a gun in over a decade and then only a few times. Just bought a Glock 19 and figured I would try it out, I think I did alright for being a beginner.

    First couple mags...



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    By the end of the day, last 2 mags.

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    25 yard range and 3 boxes of Winchester, 2 124 grain and 1 box of 115 grain. I think I liked the 115 grain better, a little more of a snap but I can't tell the difference in accuracy as I'm probably less accurate than any ammo.

    Also, how lubed do most people run their Glock? I may be using a little too much.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont think you can over lube a gun. nice shooting for a 10year gap!!
     

  3. TankTop

    TankTop Active Member Supporter

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    Thanks, not that it made that big of a difference but it was under 40 degrees outside and very windy. At least they had a couple drums on fire to warm your hands up by.
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    You should not engage in winter gun fights.:D
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I notice in the first picture that there is quite a ragged hole near the crotch of the silhouette...
     
  6. TankTop

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    Lol, yeah I had just reloaded and was looking for a place on the target to try to put a group. I think it would be effective in real life ;-)
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Great shooting, Tanktop. I hope you had a great time.
     
  8. TankTop

    TankTop Active Member Supporter

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    I had a blast, totally forgot when I got there the news was interviewing the owner. He was explaining how he sells machine guns, rocket launchers, grenade launchers and even 20mm stuff! If you guys have never heard of dragon man's you should look it up.

    Dragonmans.com
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Ya' dun' good. :cool:
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

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    You CAN over lube a Phoenix. Lol

    To OP, you have interesting timing. I just dug out my first targets from back in February and was going to pay a nostalgic range report, but I'll just leech off yours if ya don't mind...

    My one and only indoor range experience this. The line marshals each took turns teaching me their hold, pull and stance. I was overwhelmed with info. Lol

    They started me at just 10ft being new...

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    Then we moved back to 50ft...

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    Nothing impressive and it shows that DAO and I are not compatible. This was the day I learned that it's SAO triggers for me!

    I was an obvious noob, the marshals all paid special attention to me offering little hints like over-involved fathers. I felt honored, but definitely crowded and nervous. I also learned that day that it's outdoor solitude when plinking for me. Lol

    As you may see the little LCP even at 10ft was not my bag. 2 mags worth and only 8 rounds in the paper, 3 in the actual target, and the rest was low and out. Hard to see sights, basically useless, far too much recoil because of fame size and material. Not my cup of tea.

    The LC9 on the other hand was decent. Still loathed the trigger action, soft at start, almost too easily manipulated, then mooshy, like bad brakes, and finally snap and fire. I liked the unpredictability of it, caused me to pay more attention to aim then the anticipation of the bang, but I still hated it. First at 10ft, 15 of 16 rounds fired, easy to do at distance, nothing to be proud of but it was a start. Then at 50ft, 21 hit paper out of 28. Marshall said to just use magazine to load chamber and not use the +1 when practicing so I respected his request. Still, I was pretty all over the map.

    Finally was the Firestar M45. 50ft, 3 mags, 18 rounds total and 15 hit paper. 8 shots were pretty decent, all were high. Best accuracy of the day and haven't looked back at DAO since.

    Plan on going back this Thursday. Will keep the targets and update with new shots and see if the outdoors have been helpful or harmful. Lol

    This time should be testing the Firestars 45acp & 43 9mm, add well as the troubled Phoenix 22lr. So, to be continued...
     
  11. BeyondTheBox

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    Is say petty well done. Sure seemed to like the low blow huh? LOL!
     
  12. TankTop

    TankTop Active Member Supporter

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    Pretty sure making someone drop one of the family jewels would eliminate any dangerous situation ;-)

    Thanks all, glad to know I didn't totally suck. I think after I get through Christmas I'll look for a decent instructor for me and the wife.
     
  13. trip286

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    Anyone ever actually seen a testicle fall out of a scrotum? It'll make ya wince, that's for damn sure...
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

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    Your a sick puppy Trip... Next time don't forget the pictures.
     
  15. tankmechanic

    tankmechanic New Member

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    Looks like a tapeworm swallowed a walnut!
     
  16. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Ah, another well traveled man.
     
  17. locutus

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    :p:p One of the most knowledgeable instructors I've eve known always said:

    "when you think that you have just barely enough lube, you probably have at least twice as much as you need.":p:p
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think that is a very good idea. I think you and your wife will enjoy the class. Good shooting!! I look forward to seeing more targets from you.