Gone Shooting – Finally

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.

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