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Old 09-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We went to the range today. I joined as it would be my first time shooting a gun. It was a lot of fun. Now I am at home playing Uncharted 2 on my PS3 wishing I could shoot some of the guns in this game. lol
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We went to the range today. I joined as it would be my first time shooting a gun. It was a lot of fun. Now I am at home playing Uncharted 2 on my PS3 wishing I could shoot some of the guns in this game. lol
Well what were you shooting? How did you do? Shooting can be a great hobby. Can get a little expensive depending on what you shoot but as long as you're safe and having fun, it's all good. Glad you had a good time.
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He used a Browning BL22 Rifle and a Ruger single 6 revolver that I am aware of. He didnt do to bad for his first time.
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I shot a Ruger Single Six, Walther P22, Browning 22, Winchester 22, and one that looked like James Bonds gun.
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I shot a Ruger Single Six, Walther P22, Browning 22, Winchester 22, and one that looked like James Bonds gun.
Walther .32 cal (grandpa's handgun)
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Glad you had fun .... That's a good assortment to learn with .... I would love to shoot the Walther and my name is James
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We had two walthers but each one has a different feel for sure. And the P22 is the only one of the two that actually had a lock for the slide other than with an empty clip. Other than that I dont think there is anyway to lock the slide back.

But for those that are looking for a XDM .40 I would recommend getting the one my father is using. Its the longer version, but it is a nice handling weapon and has an adjustable rear iron sight.

The XDS is also a nice weapon if you actually dont let your hand tighten up at the last moment ruining your shot. I need to work on my handling of the weapon when I get ready to fire. I have noticed that on one of my shots where I didnt tense up when I squeezed the trigger I almost hit dead center. But that only happened once.... I need to learn to relax my grip a little but not so much that I hit myself in my head with the weapon when I fire it.
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I hit myself in my head with the weapon when I fire it.
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I will say that of all the guns that I got to use, my favorite was the Ruger. The feeling of that gun was sooooooooooo comfortable, that shooting it was like using an extension of myself.
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My favorite gun is an old Ruger P85 9mm. It holds 15 rounds and points naturally for me. So I know the feeling.
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