Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shooting Tuesday

Younger son called me this morning, said that he wanted to function fire a little pistol he's considering.  I also wanted to test fire my chromed 1911, so I told him to come on to the house and we'd run out to our private range and give the pistols a shakedown between rain storms.  He showed up about 9:00 and the rain stopped long enough for us to set up some targets and put lead downrange.

Here he's test firing the little pistol he's thinking about buying.  It's a Diamondback in 9mm and he has it on loan until he makes up his mind on it.

Here he's running that chromed 1911.  It ran good, but I've got an issue with the slide stop.  About half the time the slide locks back, about half the time it doesn't.  I may have to invest in a new slide stop for that pistol, or I may have to tweak the magazine.  It's too early to tell, and a slide stop issue doesn't affect how the gun runs.  It ran just fine.

Next, we got out a CO2 BB gun, posted a target, and let little man shoot.  He'd been singsoning the Four Rules all morning and his dad had promised him some trigger time as well.

After firing, we walked downrange to his target and he was mighty pleased with the results.  Granted, we started off at seven (7) feet, but two in the bullseye ain't bad at all for a low powered gun with a lousy trigger.

He needs to work on his stance, along with his sight alignment and trigger squeeze, but I know plenty of folks who need to work on those thing.  We've got time to teach him.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Very nice, and he's a cutie... :-) AND not a bad shot!