Yesterday morning I went to the shooting range for the first time in 2020. I’ve wanted to go since the first week of February, but every time I planned to it would rain or snow. Finally, yesterday, I decided I couldn’t put it off anymore. Even though it rained earlier in the morning I was there when they opened. The range wasn’t empty but it definitely had a lot less shooters than the last few times I’ve been there.
I have several guns I need to shoot but only took two. The range was still muddy and I only took a couple I could shoot at short range. I’m not so dedicated that I’ll go schlepping through the mud all morning.
The first was my HK USP .45 “house” gun. I bought an extended capacity magazine for it and wanted to see how it functioned. The magazine has a longer base plate that increases capacity from the normal 12 rounds to 17. The pistol functioned flawlessly with the new mag although I will probably test it once more before I start using it for self-defense.
The other pistol I took was my Kahr MK9. I bought this last year but couldn’t decide whether to keep or sell it. The gun functioned perfectly the last time, and again today. My only problem is that it’s so small I have trouble holding onto it. It’s extremely difficult for me to shoot fast with the flush fit magazine, although I can shoot it reasonably well with the extended mag. I keep wavering because it’s the only small 9MM I own. Even though it’s heavy the Kahr would make a great pocket pistol. I still haven’t decided on what to do with it. I might have to shoot it a third time before I can make a decision.
I had a great time at the range and hopefully can go again before too long. Like I said, I have several guns that need to be tested.
I went shooting again yesterday, maybe the last time for the year. I have two used pistols I bought last spring and needed to test shoot them. Back in April and May I bought another HK USP .45 and also a Kahr MK9 (9MM). I’m not sure I even want the Kahr but I got a good deal so it was hard to turn down.
Yesterday I was testing mostly for reliability and also a general sense of accuracy. All shooting was at 30 feet. The weather was a little cool and sunny, nearly perfect for shooting. I arrived at the range right when they opened and it was already half full.
My “new” USP functioned perfectly with 150 rounds of hollowpoint ammunition. Accuracy seemed on par with my other one. I brought it along but only shot one magazine through it.
I fired 140 rounds through the Kahr, 40 hollowpoints and 100 round nose. There were no malfunctions. The Kahr is a very small pistol and it was difficult for me to shoot quickly, with any accuracy. Even with the extended magazine it’s hard for me to hold on to, with the flush fit mag nearly impossible. With the short mag I can only get two fingers on the grip. I will probably end up selling the Kahr, although I might shoot it again just to make sure.
I went shooting yesterday (sorry no new pics). I haven’t been in months and needed the practice. There are several guns that I need to shoot, but I only took one, my main “house” gun, my USP .45. I left the light on it because that’s how I have it at home. I did okay, but was definitely rusty. I am going to have to make myself go practice much more from now on.
I went shooting again early yesterday. I brought two guns along but only shot one, which was my Ruger Charger 22 pistol. The other gun was my S&W model 627, but by the time I got around to it the range was getting much busier and decided to leave. The Ruger functioned perfectly and absolutely loves the Federal Match ammunition I feed it; you have to be trying to miss. I had a good time, even with the crowd, and the Ruger makes any day at the range a great one.
I went shooting last Thursday, the first time this year. I only took two of my Ruger 22 pistols. I wasn’t in the mood to shoot anything larger. I went early on a weekday so there were very few people around and the weather was perfect too, just a relaxing couple of hours – trying to make one big hole out of a bunch of little ones. That’s a morning well spent.