Sunday, December 30, 2007

Well, that was fun...

Went to the range yesterday to do a bit of shooting and to get a chance to meet Sebastian and Bitter, who were rolling through town overnight. The usual suspects were there as well: SayUncle, Les Jones, Insty and Dr. Helen. (Note how deftly I name-drop.) I brought along the Sunday Smith from last week just because the pyrotechnics are so much fun from a 3" ported .44 Magnum; nobody really wanted to shoot more than a cylinder or so, though. In all fairness, Mag-Na-Porting or no, it's not really the kind of gun with which you spend the afternoon shooting beer cans. Afterwards we adjourned to Unc's secret fortress of solitude fabulous manse in the burbs for yummy food and good conversation, plus entertainment by Unc's two adorable munchkins and Politically Incorrect Dog. It was a fun evening that left me really looking forward to the Gun Blogger Thingie in May...

7 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Aw man, that sounds like too much fun and I am jealous, I've met Unc and Sebastian, want to meet Les too.

Steve Skubinna said...

A friend has two ported Glocks in .40. I do like the big "V" of flame from above the muzzle.

But yeah, you're right about shooting at cans. That's what God made .22 LR for, shoot all day and spend less than ten bucks on ammo. And forgetting the hearing protection won't leave your ears ringing for two days.

Matt G said...

"I brought along the Sunday Smith from last week just because the pyrotechnics are so much fun from a 3" ported .44 Magnum; nobody really wanted to shoot more than a cylinder or so, though. In all fairness, Mag-Na-Porting or no, it's not really the kind of gun with which you spend the afternoon shooting beer cans."

Specials make the world a whole lot more phun. For us reloaders, a 240 LSWC over 7 grains of Unique makes a .44 Special with some pizazz, but which is kitty-cat gentle out of a full-sized magnum frame.

Sebastian said...

Good to meet you finally. I might have to ask you about .44 magnum loads, since I'll probably start reloading that as well.

Anonymous said...

You ain't seen nuttin!!! I have a friend with a 4" 44mag ported by Wil Schueman. The ports are about bore size. You light that thing off and learn the term "flame front". With the right powder there is minimal recoil. At a USPSA match she shot a close in target and turned the upper half to burning confetti!

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Huh. I had no idea.

AJSshootist said...

I was shooting with my .44 S&W Russian at some close target when doing some western action shooting back in the early 90s before hand guns got banded here in the UK and set the Target on fire you get a hell of a flame with black powder loads gave us all a good laugh.