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2020 RANGE DAY 3

I love it when I can make it to the range on a workday. There is something nice about having the whole range to yourself. I brought my S&W Model 64 and my Glock 23, and 100 rounds for each.

I love my S&W Model 64, and always have a great time shooting it. After my first twelve shots I already had one bullseye at 5 yards, and these are Birchwood Casey 6 Inch Targets, so all the hits would be head shots (if we were hunting zombies.

Model 64 Target

When it comes to the Glock 23 I am really trying to learn to love this weapon. It isn’t one I really “chose”. A buddy was in need and wanted to sell it, so I bought it from him. I put 100 rounds through it today, but just can’t get a grip that I like, which is one of the reasons I think my aim was a little out of wack.

My aim with the Glock is low and to the left, but the gun’s frame just wants to bite into my middle finger of my shooting hand where it wants to rub against the trigger guard. I think I’m trying to put too much hand on the grip, but its just feels so small in my hands. I think I can improve my comfort and aim if I bought some Grip Extenders, so I ordered some when I got home from the range. I’ll let you know how it goes once I install them and try them at the range.

I really want to enjoy shooting the Glock 23, I’m just not there yet.

When I was all done I swept up my brass, took down my targets, and happened to notice that the stand I was using was floppy. This wasn’t from me, but I did find it interesting to see how much of that two by three was blown out.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!
6/27/2020100Every time we go shooting the wheel gun is always the one we run out of ammo for.
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016150This really is one of my favorites. Pulling back the hammer forces me to pause - which usually helps my aim.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150The .38 is clearly a fun gun to shoot. Everyone was waiting to shoot it and I only brought three boxes of ammo for it - and they went quick.
04/26/2015100Everyone loves the semi autos but for some reason they always keep reaching for the wheel gun too. There is just something about pulling back the hammer and firing with a good wheel gun.
04/25/2015100My son wanted to shoot the revolver so I took him out to the club. He had a ball.
03/28/2015200My brother went through all my 38 ammo! But it was worth it, he was hitting the target much better with the revolver. I don't think he likes the sites on my CZ or Glock.
02/08/2015100My first rounds with my new to me S&W Model 64.

Glock Model 23 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!
6/27/2020100After figuring out how to sight with this it was fun to shoot.
10/07/201650The thing I'm starting to love about this Glock is how clean it shoots - and how easy it is to clean - because it doesn't seem to get that dirty.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150My youngest was funny when he was shooting this . I don't really feel the difference between the .40 and the 9mm, but he said he can really tell the difference.
04/26/2015100My buddy is going through a divorce and needed some cash. So I got a very nice gun that had barely any rounds down the barrel for half the retail price.

2020 Range Day 2

Now that our gun club has opened its ranges (while enforcing social distancing and masks) we can go back out and work on our shooting skills again.

My youngest son and I went out yesterday and took our Model 64 S&W, Glock 23, and M&P 22. One of the things I always find interesting is how people just naturally gravitate to the wheel guns. Both other weapons we took us were semi autos, so they should eat ammo faster, but with 100 rounds for each gun, we ran out of ammo for the wheel gun first. This seems to happen every time, which should tell you how enjoyable it is to shoot revolvers. There are a ton of reasons that semi autos are better for carry and survival, but enjoying the experience matters too.

6/27/2020 S&W Model 64

After we warmed up a little we put up fresh targets at 5 meters, and put 1cm Orange dots on our targets.

I was shooting the Glock 23, and hit the mark on my last shot of a 10 round clip. This was a huge moment for me, as I’d bought the Glock 23 before going through back surgery, and its basically sat in my gun safe for the last couple years. I’ d only taken it out a few times, but was never able to get it to feel right in my hand. So being able to adjust and figure out its sights was a big deal. Up until this, I was actually thinking of selling it. I guess I’ll keep it now. I just need to get an extended magazine that I can put a grip extension on. I’ve got big hands and the Glock 23 just feels too small because the palm of my hand hangs off the bottom of the pistol

1cm Target Practice Glock 23

My youngest son did equally as well. He was using the Model 64 S&W and hit his target on his second shot. Don’t ask where the first one went because it wasn’t within the new target. I told him we could tell people it was his first shot – but the truth is out!!!

1cm Target Practice S&W 64

It was a good day, the only downside at all was I ran to my local Super Store Gunmart and found the aisles to be picked over. Apparently Covid-19 and the recent social unrest has created a huge demand for weapons and ammo.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!
6/27/2020100Every time we go shooting the wheel gun is always the one we run out of ammo for.
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016150This really is one of my favorites. Pulling back the hammer forces me to pause - which usually helps my aim.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150The .38 is clearly a fun gun to shoot. Everyone was waiting to shoot it and I only brought three boxes of ammo for it - and they went quick.
04/26/2015100Everyone loves the semi autos but for some reason they always keep reaching for the wheel gun too. There is just something about pulling back the hammer and firing with a good wheel gun.
04/25/2015100My son wanted to shoot the revolver so I took him out to the club. He had a ball.
03/28/2015200My brother went through all my 38 ammo! But it was worth it, he was hitting the target much better with the revolver. I don't think he likes the sites on my CZ or Glock.
02/08/2015100My first rounds with my new to me S&W Model 64.

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
6/27/2020100Cheap, fun shooting.
6/14/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016250It's been a while since the .22 came out of the safe. What more could you want than cheap and fun shooting.
03/28/2015300
02/08/2015300

Glock Model 23 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!
6/27/2020100After figuring out how to sight with this it was fun to shoot.
10/07/201650The thing I'm starting to love about this Glock is how clean it shoots - and how easy it is to clean - because it doesn't seem to get that dirty.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150My youngest was funny when he was shooting this . I don't really feel the difference between the .40 and the 9mm, but he said he can really tell the difference.
04/26/2015100My buddy is going through a divorce and needed some cash. So I got a very nice gun that had barely any rounds down the barrel for half the retail price.

First Range Day of 2020

My nephew’s buddy was in town and they asked me to take them to the range, which matched up perfectly with the fact that the club I belong to literally opened up this week.

I mostly stood behind them and played range safety officer. My nephew’s buddy is an army vet, but they are still in their 20’s and since it was the first time I took the fellow to the range I felt like it was my moral obligation to just make sure everyone was safe. Obviously there were no issues. The other reason I didn’t shoot much is obviously my back. Its been on the mend, so I while I brought a lot of weapons, I just fired off a clip or two of 9mm and .22LR.

If you look very very carefully at this target you can see I just barely nicked that 10 ring with a .22LR.

After we finished up at the handgun range we headed over to the clays and busted two boxes of clays. The boys had a ton of fun and I told them to let me know when they want to go out again.

Edit: I just wanted to add that we all wore masks 100% of the time, and this is an outdoor range, so we didn’t have to stand shoulder to shoulder.

CZ 75 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016200My oldest is trying to get into the police academy and asked me to take him out.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150My brother, his buddy, and my youngest went to the range and let loose with a ton of lead. We had a ball.
04/26/2015100Took my friend, his son, and my youngest to the range to plink.
03/28/2015150Took my brother shooting. He has no luck with the semi autos but loves my Model 64.
02/08/2015100A few rounds on a beautiful summer day in the middle of winter.
07/27/2014100A few rounds with my buddy, his son, and my youngest.
06/07/2014200There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.
01//18/2014200
12//26/2013100
11/24/2013400
11/15/2013200Post Purchase Review

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!
6/27/2020100Every time we go shooting the wheel gun is always the one we run out of ammo for.
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016150This really is one of my favorites. Pulling back the hammer forces me to pause - which usually helps my aim.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150The .38 is clearly a fun gun to shoot. Everyone was waiting to shoot it and I only brought three boxes of ammo for it - and they went quick.
04/26/2015100Everyone loves the semi autos but for some reason they always keep reaching for the wheel gun too. There is just something about pulling back the hammer and firing with a good wheel gun.
04/25/2015100My son wanted to shoot the revolver so I took him out to the club. He had a ball.
03/28/2015200My brother went through all my 38 ammo! But it was worth it, he was hitting the target much better with the revolver. I don't think he likes the sites on my CZ or Glock.
02/08/2015100My first rounds with my new to me S&W Model 64.

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
6/27/2020100Cheap, fun shooting.
6/14/2020100First outing of 2020.
10/07/2016250It's been a while since the .22 came out of the safe. What more could you want than cheap and fun shooting.
03/28/2015300
02/08/2015300

Benelli M2 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
6/14/2020250First outing of 2020
01/13/2019125Snow clays!!!
12/04/2016200Clays.
11/27/2016100Clays.
11/12/2016200Clays.
11/05/2016250Clays, took a new shooter out.
10/08/2016225Clays & some slugs.
09/24/2016200Clays.
09/04/2016125Clays.
08/06/2016250Clays
07/21/2016200
11/14/2015125
10/11/2015110
09/27/2015125
05/09/2015300
04/25/2015100
03/28/2015200
02/08/2015100

Survival Day 109 (NEOPRENE SHOOTING GLOVES)

It is that time of year when the mornings are cold and the afternoons are hot. That early morning chill wakes you up, but if your like me it makes your joints hurt a little bit. No worries, with these Neoprene Shooting Gloves I can stay toasty warm, even if its raining or the air is just full of cool mist. When the rain is coming down, these Gloves make sure that I can keep my grip on my firearms, load, aim, and shoot with ease.

  • Neoprene
  • Glacier Glove neoprene shooting glove and hunting glove with Touchrite technology.
  • 2mm neoprene keeps hands warm. Touchrite technology aids in trigger pull.
  • Precurved knuckles to prevent fatigue.
DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 109Neoprene Shooting Gloves Survival Clothing$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $16,240
Survival Day 108Camping ShowerBasic Supplies$125 X 2 = $250
Total = $16,200
Survival Day 107Pepper Spray Self Defense GunWeapons$400
Total = $15,950
Survival Day 106Window/Door AlarmsSecurity$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $15,550
Survival Day 105Dual LED Rechargeable HeadlampTechnology$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $15,500
Survival Day 104Heavy Duty Bolt CuttersTools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $15,350
Survival Day 103Emergency Water Storage Supply KitsSurvival Food$125 X 4 = $500
Total = $15,220
Survival Day 102Tactical Side-Zip BootsSurvival Clothing$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $14,670
Survival Day 101Diva Cup Model 2Basic Supplies$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $14,560
Survival Day 100Kershaw Leek KnifeWeapons$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $14,490
Survival Day 99Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 5 = $400
Total = $14,410
Survival Day 98goTenna Mesh - Two Off-Grid SMS & GPS DevicesTechnology$150 X 2 = $300
Total = $14,010
Survival Day 97Folding 15 Inch SawTools$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,710
Survival Day 96Augason Farms Regular Rolled OatsSurvival Food$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,610
Survival Day 95Tactical Pants With Cargo PocketsSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,510
Survival Day 94P38 Can OpenersBasic Supplies$15
Total = $13,410
Survival Day 93Brass Handle Walking StickWeapons$45 X 2 = $90
Total = $13,395
Survival Day 92LED Motion Sensor Solar LightsSecurity$45 X 3 = $135
Total = $13,305
Survival Day 91Jump-N-Carry 12-Volt Jump StarterTechnology$150
Total = $13,170
Survival Day 90Hi-Lift JackTools$85 X 2 = $170
Total = $13,020
Survival Day 89Pilot Crackers #10 CanSurvival Food$45 X 10 = $450
Total = $12,850
Survival Day 88Camo Hunting WadersSurvival Clothing$120
Total = $12,400
Survival Day 87Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Work Apron With PocketsBasic Supplies$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $12,280
Survival Day 86Black Steel Kubaton Key RingWeapons$10 X 3 = $30
Total = $12,200
Survival Day 85Defender Security Fixed Window GuardsSecurity$40 X 5 = $200
Total = $12,170
Survival Day 84ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical FlashlightTechnology$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $11,970
Survival Day 83California Air Tools Quiet Air CompressorTools$120
Total = $11,850
Survival Day 82Pringles Snack StacksSurvival Food$6 X 5 = $30
Total = $11,730
Survival Day 81Condor Combat ShirtSurvival Clothing$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $11,700
Survival Day 80Outdoor Fish and Game Cleaning TableBasic Supplies$65 X 2 = $130
Total = $11,500
Survival Day 79Bamboo Practice SwordsWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $11,370
Survival Day 78Blackout CurtainsSecurity$20 X 10 = $200
Total = $11,320
Survival Day 77HAVEN Heavy Duty Lock, Floor Mounted LockSecurity$180 X 2 = $360
Total = $11,120
Survival Day 76FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar IIITools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $10,760
Survival Day 755 Gallon Samson StackersSurvival Food$125 X 2 = $250
Total = $10,610
Survival Day 74Stainless Steel Travel CutleryBasic Supplies$15 X 4 = $60
Total = $10,360
Survival Day 73Throwing Knife SetWeapons$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $10,300
Survival Day 72Door Armor MAXSecurity$80 X 5 = $400
Total = $10,250
Survival Day 71TACTICON Laser SightTechnology$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $9,850
Survival Day 70Macaroni & Cheese DinnerSurvival Food$5 X 10 = $50
Total = $9,750
Survival Day 69Under Armour Men's ColdGear Camo Liner GlovesSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $9,700
Survival Day 68Swiss+Tech Micro-ClippersBasic Supplies$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $9,600
Survival Day 67Military-Grade Gun MagnetsWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $9,570
Survival Day 66Master Lock Set Your Own Combination PadlockSecurity$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $9,530
Survival Day 65HKYH Solar Panel Lighting KitTechnology$160 X 2 = $320
Total = $9,480
Survival Day 64Heavy Duty Extension Cord Reel with 4 Integrated OutletsTools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $9,160
Survival Day 63Red Feather Cremery Canned ButterSurvival Food$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $9,010
Survival Day 62USA Flag Patch US Army Military CapSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $8,890
Survival Day 61Shop TowelsBasic Supplies$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $8,860
Survival Day 60High Velocity Folding Sling ShotWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $8,760
Survival Day 59SecuraDoor Security Door BarSecurity$100 X 2 = $200
Total = $8,710
Survival Day 5836 Channel FRS Two-Way RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $8,510
Survival Day 57Bully Bed LinerTools$105 X 3 = $315
Total = $8,410
Survival Day 56Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White RiceSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $8,095
Survival Day 55Carhartt Waterproof Insulated GloveSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $7,895
Survival Day 5410d 3-Inch Common NailsBasic Supplies$13 X 5 = $65
Total = $7,795
Survival Day 53Cold Steel War HammerWeapons$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7,730
Survival Day 52Wireless Security CameraSecurity$170 X 3 = $510
Total = $7,630
Survival Day 51Electric Mountain BikeTechnology$748
Total = $7,120
Survival Day 50Overhead Garage Storage RackTools$180 X 2 = $360
Total = $6,372
Survival Day 49Emergency Dog FoodSurvival Food$30 X 3 = $90
Total = $5,992
Survival Day 48Waterproof BootsSurvival Clothing$55 X 2 = $110
Total = $5,912
Survival Day 47Travel ToothbrushBasic Supplies$6 X 2 = $12
Total = $5,802
Survival Day 46Spear With Stainless Steel BladeWeapons$65 X 2 = $130
Total = $5,790
Survival Day 45Wedge-ItSecurity$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $5,660
Survival Day 44Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS NavigatorTechnology$200 X 2 = $400
Total = $5,600
Survival Day 43Ratchet Tie Down StrapsTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $5,200
Survival Day 42Pure Wesson Vegetable OilSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $5,170
Survival Day 41Camo Rain SuitSurvival Clothing$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $5,070
Survival Day 40Stake And GrilleBasic Supplies$55
Total = $4,870
Survival Day 39Cold Steel Brooklyn SmasherWeapons$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $4,815
Survival Day 38Door Reinforcement LockSecurity$15 X 4 = $60
Total = $4,715
Survival Day 37Light Bulb Security CameraTechnology$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $4,655
Survival Day 36Multi-Tool Screw DriverTools$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $4,535
Survival Day 35CLIF BAR - Energy BarSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $4,475
Survival Day 34Winter Thermal UnderwearSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $4,375
Survival Day 33Dual Post Grill Fire SpitBasic Supplies$72
Total = $4,275
Survival Day 32Pepper SprayWeapons$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $4,203
Survival Day 31Solar Security LightsSecurity$40 X 4 = $160
Total = $4,153
Survival Day 30Solar Water Heater/CollectorTechnology$22 X 3 = $66
Total = $3,993
Survival Day 29Wrecking Bar - 36 InchTools$22 X 3 = $66
Total = $3,238
Survival Day 28Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleSurvival Food$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $3,172
Survival Day 27Handyman Tool Belt SetSurvival Clothing$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $3,102
Survival Day 26The Woods White Camouflage Bedding SetBasic Supplies$85
Total = $3,032
Survival Day 25VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Stun Gun FlashlightWeapons$13 X 3 = $39
Total = $2,947
Survival Day 24Door Stop AlarmSecurity$14 X 6 = $84
Total = $2,908
Survival Day 23SUAOKI Crank Lantern/FlashlightTechnology$14 X 6 = $84
Total = $2824
Survival Day 22Tire ChainsTools$72 X 2 = $144
Total = $2740
Survival Day 21Emergency 3600 Calorie Food BarSurvival Food$10 X 10 = $10
Total = $2596
Survival Day 20Watch HatSurvival Clothing$12 X 3 = $36
Total = $2496
Survival Day 19Winter Camo Bib OverallSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $2460
Survival Day 18Bear SprayWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $2360
Survival Day 17Window LockSecurity$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $2260
Survival Day 16Rechargeable 520 Lumen Lithium Ion Waterproof LED SpotlightTechnology$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $2200
Survival Day 15Vehicle Snow ShovelTools$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $2150
Survival Day 14Salt BucketSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $2100
Survival Day 13Cold Weather Performance SocksSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $1900
Survival Day 12Bulk Toilette PaperBasic Supplies$50 X 6 = $300
Total = $1800
Survival Day 11Entrenching ShovelWeapons$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $1500
Survival Day 10Personal 130 dB Emergency Protection AlarmSecurity$15 X 10 = $150
Total = $1380
Survival Day 9Solar Charger 25000mAh With 4 Solar PanelsTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $1230
Survival Day 8Mechanics Tool SetTools$115 X 2 = $130
Total = $1130
Survival Day 7Trooper Ear Flap Bomber HatSurvival Clothing$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $1000
Survival Day 630-Day Emergency Food PailSurvival Food$100 X 4 = $400
Total = $950
Survival Day 5Travel/Camping UtensilsBasic Supplies$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $550
Survival Day 4Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $490
Survival Day 3Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 6 = $240
Total = $440
Survival Day 2Kaito KA500 Crank Emergency RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $200
Survival Day 1Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding KnifeBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $100

Saturday Shooting Day

On Saturday I took a friend of my son’s out who has begged me to take him out to shoot clays. At first he had more fun using the clay launcher although that changed after he busted a few clays.

My youngest had a good day but of course I failed to videotape his double bust. He was so happy when he broke two with one shot. (He doesn’t care if that would be a foul in a match, he just wants to have fun busting clays.)

After we got back and packed up the long guns we headed off to the handgun range with my brother and a mutual friend.

2015_May_10_ShootingV3

 

CZ 75 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredCommentDay Order
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.13
10/07/2016200My oldest is trying to get into the police academy and asked me to take him out. 12
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.11
05/09/2015150My brother, his buddy, and my youngest went to the range and let loose with a ton of lead. We had a ball.10
04/26/2015100Took my friend, his son, and my youngest to the range to plink.9
03/28/2015150Took my brother shooting. He has no luck with the semi autos but loves my Model 64.8
02/08/2015100A few rounds on a beautiful summer day in the middle of winter.7
07/27/2014100A few rounds with my buddy, his son, and my youngest.6
06/07/2014200There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.5
01//18/20142004
12//26/20131003
11/24/20134002
11/15/2013200Post Purchase Review1

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredCommentDay
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!10
6/27/2020100Every time we go shooting the wheel gun is always the one we run out of ammo for.9
6/13/2020100First outing of 2020.8
10/07/2016150This really is one of my favorites. Pulling back the hammer forces me to pause - which usually helps my aim.7
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.6
05/09/2015150The .38 is clearly a fun gun to shoot. Everyone was waiting to shoot it and I only brought three boxes of ammo for it - and they went quick.5
04/26/2015100Everyone loves the semi autos but for some reason they always keep reaching for the wheel gun too. There is just something about pulling back the hammer and firing with a good wheel gun.4
04/25/2015100My son wanted to shoot the revolver so I took him out to the club. He had a ball.3
03/28/2015200My brother went through all my 38 ammo! But it was worth it, he was hitting the target much better with the revolver. I don't think he likes the sites on my CZ or Glock.2
02/08/2015100My first rounds with my new to me S&W Model 64.1

Benelli M2 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment1
6/14/2020250First outing of 202019
01/13/2019125Snow clays!!!18
12/04/2016200Clays.17
11/27/2016100Clays.16
11/12/2016200Clays.15
11/05/2016250Clays, took a new shooter out.14
10/08/2016225Clays & some slugs.13
09/24/2016200Clays.12
09/04/2016125Clays.11
08/06/2016250Clays10
07/21/20162009
11/14/20151258
10/11/20151107
09/27/20151256
05/09/20153005
04/25/20151004
03/28/20152003
02/08/20151002

Glock Model 23 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredCommentDay
7/6/2020100Had the range all to myself!!!6
6/27/2020100After figuring out how to sight with this it was fun to shoot. 5
10/07/201650The thing I'm starting to love about this Glock is how clean it shoots - and how easy it is to clean - because it doesn't seem to get that dirty.4
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.3
05/09/2015150My youngest was funny when he was shooting this . I don't really feel the difference between the .40 and the 9mm, but he said he can really tell the difference.2
04/26/2015100My buddy is going through a divorce and needed some cash. So I got a very nice gun that had barely any rounds down the barrel for half the retail price.1

CZ 75 Range Day 6

Today I took a buddy of mine and his son, and my youngest boy out to the range. After shooting two cases of clays we went to the handgun range and put some rounds through the CZ. As always, the SP01 handled like a champ. I really do love the way this pistol shoots.

2013_CZ75_P01

Date Rounds Fired Comment
11/15/2013 200 Post Purchase Review
11/24/2013 400
12//26/2013 100
01//18/2014 200
06/07/2014 200 There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.
07/27/2014 100 A few rounds with my buddy, his son, and my youngest.

CZ 75 Range Day 5

I took my oldest boy out today to shoot the CZ75. He’d shot the .22 before, but it was his first day shooting a 9mm.

We started with basic loading. He struggled a little with it at first:

Once he started to get it he shot his first two clips, and ran into a small issue.

2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic1 From behind him it looked like he was going high, then over-correcting low.  So I used a few sheets of regular targets and stapled them up and down a target.

 

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His very first shot after I put up the “long tall” target was at the very bottom of the paper. this allowed him to walk the rounds up the target and realize how small correcting make a huge impact on what your aiming a handgun at at 15 yards.

He fired his last round at the original target and did much better. It was nice to see how a little practice and feedback helped him go from mostly missing the target completely to being able to see them hitting close enough to give corrective feedback.2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic4

As for me, I am consistently a hair low and to the left because I am over-correcting for my trigger pull that lifts high to the right.2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic3

Date Rounds Fired Comment
11/15/2013 200 Post Purchase Review
11/24/2013 400
12//26/2013 100
01//18/2014 200
06/07/2014 200 There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.

CZ 75 Range Day 4

It was a crazy weather day today. I’m re-posting this today because my brother sent me some video of that day. I loved the sound of the rain.

After being frigid earlier in the week it was like fifty degrees today. The lake out by the range was covered in mist and the range had fog drifting across it.

I took my oldest brother who’d never shot a pistol before out to plink some targets and we got two hundred rounds down range before it started to really pour.

When the zombies come I’ll hand him a shotgun, but until he practices a bit more with a pistol he won’t be covering my flank.

My cartridge count for the CZ is now up to 900 Rounds.

CZ 75 Range Day 3

It was a brisk day today and just a little over freezing. We actually had some snowflakes today. It was a perfect day to head out to the range.

I brought two types of ammo and fired a box of each. The first was the Herter’s Select, which really left me sad the last time I tried it. Either because of the cold, or this was a “good” box of cartridges, I had no problems at all with it today.

2013_CZ_Range_Day_3The second ammo was PMC Bronze. I had one failure to eject with this, but overall I wasn’t unhappy about it. I’ll hold judgement on it until I can put a few more boxes through my pistol.

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My next to last two clips showed my usual grouping, low and to the left.

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And then, oddly enough, when I went to single hand for my last few shots I nailed the bulls eye.2013_RightHandOnly

So I guess if the zombies are running at my I will have to single hand it. Next time I’ll put a clip through one target with both, then left, then right handed, and compare the targets.

My cartridge count for the CZ is now up to 700 Rounds.

 

Sporting Clays

Thank you to my buddy Don for taking me out to his club to shoot Sporting Clays. It was my first time, and while my score was bad, I had a ton of fun doing it. It was a cold but beautiful day, and the walk through the woods was nice.

Then there was the shooting. I accidentally grabbed my son’s gun when I packed up this morning, and that hurt me a bit in accuracy I think. Its an 870 Supermag, while I have the regular 870. His is two inches longer and just a bit heavier than mine.  (I’ll blame that on at least a few points.)

Then of course there is the pump versus semi auto and or over unders, which I was competing against. Having to pump definitely makes it harder, but I think I’ll stay with my 870.  It makes it a bit harder, but I think the challenge is good in the long run. I can’t wait to get back out there now!

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