Friday, September 12, 2014

Range Time

I got around to shooting that Model 10 this week, and thoroughly enjoyed my limited time.  I slipped off to the indoor range on a lunch break and spent a half hour with a box of Winchester White Box 130 grain ammo and the old revolver.  I readily admit that it's been a long time since I shot a revolver, but the results aren't half bad.  The vast majority of the body shots were at 25 yards, the max range available at the indoor range, and the head shots were at 15 yards.  The target, or course, is a standard B27 target.

All the shots clustered to the left of the target, which tells me that I'm putting too much finger in the trigger guard.  Or, this old revolver might be regulated for standard 158 grain loads.  Either way, it deserves more research.  The revolver seems to be willing, it's just necessary for me to put in the time and find the ammo it likes.

Of course, there are very few skills that erode as quickly as proficiency with a handgun, and I readily admit that I don't spend enough time with my handguns.  It's been 10 years since I even picked up a revolver for any serious target work.  Still, it was fun to get out with the old revolver.


Goatwhiskers said...

Pretty good for an old man, speaking from experience here. Just remember, 2 to the body, 1 to the head, always leaves the subject quiet and dead. GW

Gerry N. said...

Now look what you've done. I can't get to a range until Monday. I'll be taking my Rossi 92. If I can still shoot groups rather than patterns I'll try to move the group to the bull at 25 yds, then see where they land and in how big a pattern at 40, the longest distance on the pistol range. Since I can no longer walk that far unaided, I go where there's a target return, and there's no extra charg for that. Nice range run by pleasant people.

Rich Jordan said...

Due to cost, distance to ranges, and overcrowding at same I rarely get to shoot any more. But I tend to shoot a revolver more than my preferred pistols because I don't lose that oh so precious brass. The S&W Victory, a cousin of your revolver, is a wonderful and fun gun.

I really need to get out to the range more often.