Saturday, June 25, 2011

I am at a loss for words...

Today was so full of win and shooty goodness that I really don't have much to say about it because words can't describe the feeling that I'm still having.

The blogshoot was fantastic.  The range was great, the people there were terrific and brought plenty of great firearms to shoot.

Borepatch is just a terrific in person as he seems to be on his blog, and his 1911, all I can say about that is a simple, wow!

Alan wasn't as snarky as his blog claims to be and he even let me shoot his AR-15 (hubby will be posting photos of that I'm sure) which now, I've got to have one!

Tomscathanger was there and what a funny guy he is!  Interesting conversation and what guns he had!  I fired one of his and I can't remember what it was but I was expecting a bit of a punch in the shoulder and it was as easy as firing a .22 rifle!  I was shocked.

Then there was another guy there, I know his first name but not going to blast it all over the interwebz  a very nice, interesting and my kind of politics guy but I can't remember his handle!  Please leave a comment so that I know your handle.

Last and certainly not least Yeoldfurt brought out a couple of really cool and really old long guns and a couple of very old revolvers.  I had never shot a revolver and he let me shoot his Colt 45 (I'm thinking it was a 1901) however, if I'm wrong he will surely comment and correct me.  I shot 12 rounds with the Colt and what a pistol!

Gentlemen, I have to say that it was an honor to meet each and every one of you today and I thank you for coming to the blogshoot today.  We will certainly have to do it again!

Hubby and I rented Spingfield, mine was an XD-9 which I don't like as much as the XDM-9 and he rented the XDM 40 cal.  I have to say that I like the 40 cal much better than the 9mm, though word out there is that the 9mm is cheaper to shoot.  Oh what to do, what to do.......

Naturally, I shot the Tokorev SVT-40 and I shot hubby's Beretta 20 gauge shot gun.  We were using rifled slugs in the shot guns and I have to say that the 20 gauge packed more of a punch than the Tokorev.  It was funny, I used to think that the Tokorev had a kick, after shooting that shotgun the Tokorev felt much easier.

After we were all tired of shooting we went to Black's BBQ in Lockhart and had some lunch.  It was fantastic.

All in all it was a great day.  I'm sunburned and very tired, but oh it was worth it!  I can't wait to do it again!

So much for being at a loss for words, eh?


  1. Fantastic! Wish I could have been there! Sadly you are half a country away!

  2. It would have been great! All I know is that I'm am really tired. It's a good tired though.

  3. Pickdog is who you're thinking of and the pistols were Colt New Services Model 1909 in 45 Colt.
    I'm glad it went off so well. It was really fun for me too.

  4. Just out of curiosity, why do you like the XDM more than the XD?

  5. I like the feel of the grip much better. It feels less boxy to me and is longer. I also find that the XDM has a much smoother feel to it when you fire it.

  6. In both this post and KX's post it seems that the 1911 bug has bit you.

    Glad to hear it was such a good time. Hopefully I can make the next one if it happens.


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