“ARMY’S LATEST RIFLE
Thursday, members of the press were given a special demonstration on the newest battle rifle of the army, the “M1”. Eventually it is expected that the M1 will replace the aging Model 1903, which went into service that same year. The new rifle uses a special clip that holds eight rounds of ammunition. The clip is not removed when the cartridges are inserted in the chamber. NOV 1939”
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’m having one last sale for my novel Bright Days and Dark for 2019. All ebook versions are .99 cents and the sale will only last until Thursday. Go to my fiction page for links. Thanks!