Memorial Day Weekend Trip to the Range
Went to my local indoor gun range today (Sandy Springs Gun Range) and ran some ammo through my limited collection.
First up was my Glenfield 25, manufactured by Marlin back in the 1970’s. A nice little bolt-action .22LR rifle. This is what I learned one way back when.
The good news: she still shoots pretty well, as seen in the picture (Shot at 7 yards):
The bad news — she still has a major failure-to-extract issue, so I won’t be able to participate in the e-postal match over on Random Acts of Patriotism (more info here and here). I had to use a small screwdriver to pull the spent casing from the chamber each time. I checked the bolt and extractor last weekend, and the extractor is pretty grippy, so either something is preventing the extractor from engaging, or I have a tight chamber.
Next up was my Springfield 😄 .45 ACP pistol. This was her first firing, and there are some shooter adjustments to be made. Here is the gun:
And here is the target (shot at 7 yards):
Low and left, so I need to work on my trigger-pull and grip.
Next up was my Ruger Mini-14, which I have also not shot before. Here is a picture of her:
I was pleased with how well she shot, especially because I forgot to to use the hasty-sling to stabilize:
The first group of five was quite nice:
All in all, I enjoyed myself, and remembered how much more I have to learn.