My son came home last weekend. The occasion was a family celebration for my dad’s 81st birthday on Sunday. He needs no invitation, it's always good to see him again, no excuses necessary.
On Saturday he wanted me to go with him to the local indoor gun range, which is about mile away.
His request was inspired by his recent interest in buying a handgun as documented here. BTW, thanks to all those leaving helpful comments. We both appreciate it very much.
He’s hunted with me on many occasions so he is no stranger to rifles and shotguns, handguns, not so much.
That’s my boy on Saturday emptying a clip of .40S&W from the Glock 22.
Most folks who commented agreed with me, his first purchase should be a .22LR pistol. Saturday he learned why. Shooting is fun. Shooting Is also quite expensive. It’s the price paid to learn the safe handling and enjoyment of firearms and to better protect himself if threatened with violence. After throwing over 400 rounds of lead downrange it was obvious he wanted more but the price is prohibitive for a young man trying to save money. That’s where a nice little .22 comes in.
I shot a lot but not as much as he did. The Glock is doing just fine but my little carry piece, the Bersa .380 had a few hickups. Twice it jammed on the last round in the clip. This never happened before. If anyone has any idea why this happened and how to solve the problem it would also be appreciated.
I don’t care to post photos of paper target results, not that I am ashamed of my performance. On Saturday I had one group of .380 holes that touched each other and made a perfect triangle near the center dot at 20 feet. I took no photos of the target results so you just have to take my word for it. Con mi Bersa que era muy bueno disparando mi amigo!
Many gun fanciers love to post bragging shots of their paper target groupings. “Here’s my group at XXX feet” etc.,etc. While that’s nice to see here are some personal target results that I find much more interesting to look at.