I got out to the range yesterday morning a little later than planned, but it was uncrowded and, mirabile dictu, the far left lane, she was open!
I put a serious hurting on my .22 ammo can with the 22/45, call it 300 rounds. Also, the K-22, which had been inadvertently neglected on the last few range trips, got a bit of a workout. I had forgotten just what a joy that revolver was to shoot in double-action mode. And you can Mozambique the zombie target twice with it! Popop-Pop! Popop-Pop!
For some reason I shoot better at speed with the DA revolver than the SA auto, perhaps because the double-action wheelygun trigger gives my trigger finger something to do between sight alignments rather than just sitting idly around waiting to slap hell out of the trigger. That, and the weight and length of the trigger ensures that I am gripping the gun firmly.
The Para LTC is acting up. I came into a broad selection of commercial 9mm JHP ammo recently and just dumped it in the range can. Some of the loads use what appears to be a Sierra JHP, stubby and with a fairly blunt ogive, which noses into the feed ramp if it's the top round in the magazine when the gun is loaded from empty and the magazine is loaded with seven or more rounds; something's wonky with the feed lip geometry. It goes "Seat mag. Run slide, which grinds to a halt halfway closed. Slap mag floorplate sharply to jar bullet nose up, and slide finishes closing."
Granted, the gun hasn't been cleaned in a while, and it had been flawless with both FMJ and the 147gr Winchester and Federal JHP I'd been running in it for many, many months, but this is annoying.
Or, you know, I could just not shoot that brand of stubby, blunt ogive JHP bullets in it and be happy. "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."
"Then stop doing it."