Shootfest in the Desert…

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 in Gun Rights, Guns, Safety, Shooter
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…was awesome!

A friend came out on Sunday to do some shooting.
We hit the desert with his wife and daughter, and my son and his girl friend.
There must have been 20 guns out there between all of us.

I had my Kel-Tec SU-16, Yugoslavian SKS, Remington 870, Beretta 96FS, and Ruger SD-9.
He brought out a variety of guns, including a Remington 700ST, and a .338 Lapua. He also had a AR-15 that was decked out too.

My shoulder is sore as hell today. That generally means a good day of shooting.

The Lapua is new to him and we zeroed it in at close range. It was too windy to dial it in at long range, so getting the close in zero was all we did. That took 25 rounds, because we started out shooting at a smaller target, and making the adjustments was hard to do. Once we switched to a larger target, the zeroing was a breeze.

The .338 was making Swiss cheese out of a 1/2″ – 3/8″ thick metal plate. The Remington was drilling in deep, but didn’t penetrate the plate.
After it was zeroed, he let me pop off a few rounds with it. I hit what I was aiming at, and going through it like it wasn’t even there. Impressive rifle.
I’ll gladly trade my left nut for one.

The Remington 700 was a tack driver as well. Shoots nice and the kick isn’t too bad with it. I think I’ll invest in one of those, I can’t afford a Lapua. Those are beyond my ability to pay for, since it’s discretionary spending for me.

My Beretta performed flawlessly as usual. Not a hick-up one. Eats ammo like a fat boy in a buffet. I have had this pistol for several years. It’s been dropped on the floor, it’s hit the dirt. It’s a reliable gun. I would bet my life on it that it will fire when I want it to fire, and it will hit what I aim at. I recommend the Beretta 92, or 96 without hesitation. In fact, I plan on investing in the Beretta PX-4 Storm, probably the compact version. If it is anything like the 96 in reliability, I’m all over it.

The Ruger SD-9 left something to be desired. I am not happy with that pistol. I don’t think it’s reliable enough for self defense. It continuously jammed on me no matter what I tried with it. I keep my guns clean and this one just wouldn’t fire like it should. I am really disappointed with it. I wouldn’t recommend buying one of these for self defense.

My Kel-Tec fired very well too. I was throwing Wolf ammo through it and had no issues with the ammo.

We fired off a couple shotguns at clays as well. Good stuff.

Proud. The moment when you realize your son can get your back if it’s needed. The boy was hammering targets like it was nothing. A chip off the old block head. He prefers iron sights to boot. Just like the old man. A scope is great for the long distance shit, but anything closer than 500m needs nothing but a good old iron sight for raining bullets on the target. He was firing my pistols with great accuracy and he was unstoppable with the rifles.
Good shit. Nice to know if I need it, he can cover my ass.

We introduced his girl friend to shooting as well. She’d gone once before with someone else, but didn’t do much shooting. I had her shooting my Kel-Tec and Yugo SKS by the time we were done. She also fired both pistols, and one of the .22s that was out there . She did well for someone unaccustomed to guns. I think we have a new shooter in America. Good shit.

All in all, we had a great day celebrating our Second Amendment right.

I’m hoping that we can get more folks out there next time. That was a fun day.

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