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Daughter & husband were here for a BBQ today. He asked about cleaning his Springer XD .45, so we did. Also asked about a smaller gun cause he gets tired of carrying the big, 14 round gun around in his belt or boot. Suggested a shoulder rig for one that big or a smaller gun in a 9 mil. He doesn't like anything smaller than a .45. Also wants to be able to shoot the heafd off a rattle snad=ke out to 20 feet. Yet, he has not even fired the gun a hundred times cause the ammo is so expensive. He said the gun needs to be sighted in.

I tried to enlighten him on the inherant accuracy and practical accuracy of each firearm and about fixed combat sights. Told him about all he could do was windage adjustments with the rear sight. All he ever had was a few long guns. Hopes to get rifle accuracy out of his pistol. He cant seem to understand how much you have to shoot to get good with a handgun. Also suggested a red dot or laser, but he did nor want to spend that much.

Well, think I will let him shoot it off a sandbag rest to see if he can do any better and tcheck his flinch. Check the groupability of his gun several weights and brands of ammo.
 

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I drove to Columbus, GA to retrieve a pistol that was stolen from my vehicle back in April of 2018. It's a Ruger LCP. The 7-round magazine and 3 rounds were in the evidence box, but the magazine was disassembled. It appears that the magazine is missing a part. It will go back together, but the base plate doesn't lock in place. Also, I see little spots of rust here and there. There is some inside the barrel, close to the muzzle. I'll clean it up and, whenever I get the chance, take it to the range and see how it performs.
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I drove to Columbus, GA to retrieve a pistol that was stolen from my vehicle back in April of 2018. It's a Ruger LCP. The 7-round magazine and 3 rounds were in the evidence box, but the magazine was disassembled. It appears that the magazine is missing a part. It will go back together, but the base plate doesn't lock in place. Also, I see little spots of rust here and there. There is some inside the barrel, close to the muzzle. I'll clean it up and, whenever I get the chance, take it to the range and see how it performs.
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Sounds like the thief kept it close to the family jewels (IWB) with-out a holster. LOL & Happy New Year.
 
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Took a cheapo laser off the son in law's XD Tact .45 so the gun would fit in a shoulder holster rig we got him for Xmas. The laser was a Wallt World 30 bucks cheapie that kept shaking loose anyway.
 

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I took my Browning 1911-22 to the range and used up 70 rounds of 36 gr Federal CPHP and 40 rounds of Winchester M22 40 gr BCPRN. Only had one failure and itaws odd. The hammer dropped with the trigger pull but after waiting 30 seconds I ejected the round and there were no marks on the primer. I have over 2000 rounds on this gun with all firing with deep pin hits. Could the slide not have been fully in battery? But just enough to let the hammer drop?
The failure was on/in the 10th mag. Mag 11 had no problems.
Edit - It’s 2000 not 200.
 

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Today I’m going to the range with my Glock 44, 22LR. I’m going to cut back to 50 rounds per range visit because I’m down to a few thousand rounds and haven’t found any in the stores for weeks.

Yesterday I received a Colt 1911 A1, air soft pistol from Amazon. You cock the gun by raking the slide; fps is a little over 325. I figure I’ll try to do some shooting in my basement to substitute for shooting off some 22LR.
Well the air soft came w/o any of those plastic BBs so I went to Wally World and low and behold, they didn’t have any of the BBs in stock. Right away I wondered, “Is there a run on airsoft ammo too? I’ll check a local sporting goods store today. Just my luck I bought another gun that I won’t be able to find ammo for. I wonder if I can be satisfied with the”Pffft” noise from dry firing it. Probably not.
 

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Spent time today counting my ammo stash. I have been shooting lately and needed to know how much ammo I have left. Still cannot find any 9mm or .556 rounds in my area. I hear when a shipment arrives at a store it is gone quickly. I will need to cut back on range time till I can find a source.
 

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Spent time today counting my ammo stash. I have been shooting lately and needed to know how much ammo I have left. Still cannot find any 9mm or .556 rounds in my area. I hear when a shipment arrives at a store it is gone quickly. I will need to cut back on range time till I can find a source.
One of my LGSs has 9mm for sale for $40/50 rounds. Tight now I refuse to buy ammo at that price. I have 1 full ammo box of 9mm range ammo (1000+ rounds) in reserve so my 22 LR pistols and revolvers are getting a work-out. I can still, occasionally, find a brick (500 rounds) locally to replenish that inventory for $50. Last gun show however, a brick was going for $100. Needless to say, I didn’t buy any 22LR at the show.
 
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Went to the range today and fired my AR and a 9mm pistol. Been a while since I have been out to shoot. I am surprised how few shooters were out today. I think people are conserving ammo and not practicing as often.
 

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Replace the sights on a Sig P229 357. I will use a jewelers file, brass hammer and punches. I was always terrified to hit those flimsy posts until I realized there was only so much bang needed to sit them in correctly. I fought with a set of Dawsons for hours one time, it felt like breaking out of a jail cell with a nail file. I bought a used set of German Files from an auction site, great little tools.
 

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I feel like I won the lottery today. Like most of us during this ammo drought I make a tour of the LGS’s in my area checking if, 1. They have any ammo, and 2. How much they are asking for it. Well this afternoon I found 7 boxes of Ultramax 32 H&R Magnum truncated (flat nose) lead bullets. When I asked the owner how much he said they found them in the cellar and wanted to get rid of them so they were asking for $9 a box. I gulped and said, “How many boxes can I buy?”, and he said ,”You can have all of them.” Before the ammo shortage they were going for close to $20 at Cabela’s. The boxes look old, but the bullets are shiny and the package bullet holder is styrofoam. My S&W 32 H&R Magnum snubbie and my Ruger 327 Federal magnum will be happy campers to get some use.

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Went out did some practice at the range with my 22 pistol. I don't mind spending my 22 ammo, and practice is practice. I'm starting to see more people show up at the range. I believe with COVID and the price and availability of ammo it has kept shooters a way. When will normal arrive?
 

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Sounds like a good idea with the 22. I've got the FS version of the 22lr and have not fired it in years.
 
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