Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Silly.

I wanna do something different at the range.

I've spent the last few weeks being super srs while shooting. Careful reps are good for skill-building, but carefully re-holstering a hot pistol fifty times in a row is the opposite of lighthearted. Maybe I'll shoot something for fun, like my 3" .44 Magnum flamethrower:


Also, I think I want to maybe go play with the chronograph. Take the CZ-52 and compare the velocities of surplus ball with new-production S&B? Shoot standard velocity and +P ammo out of a 2" .38 Special? Go retro and compare the velocity of 115gr Federal 9BPLE from a 3" Model 547 and a CS9 self-loader?

I dunno. I'm just make some noise. I can shoot for serious again tomorrow. (Because I'm taking advantage of this freaky cool summer weather as long as I can.)
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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That wheelgun looks like a lot of fun. I have a .44Spec. specific 3" Lew Horton and its great. In .44 Magnum full power, likely snap my hands off my arms at the wrist.

You have great taste in firearms.

Paul said...

Good looking revolver. Have a good time.

TBeck said...

I like your version of "What I Did On My Summer Vacation."

Fred said...

I say do the regular and +P out of the .38spc snubby. It's relevant to my interests and I don't have a chrono to do it myself.

SteveG said...

Would you mind sharing the maker of that holster? Been looking for one for my 3" Smith.

Thanks

mikee said...

When I take my $65 single shot 22LR Savage Youth Model to the range, or even better, my Rossi switchbarrel 22LR, I get more attention than when I'm shooting my Glock for practice.

Fun shooting is good shooting, and I'm still using 22LR ammo from the many. many inexpensive milk cartons I bought in 2006 & 2007.

As for fireballs, I have yet to see any better than from a Mosin carbine.

Rick O' Shea said...

I would appreciate your opinion on the Magnaporting. Useful?

Tom the Impaler said...

Is that a Ryan model CRKT?

Brad said...

You had me at CZ-52...

Joseph said...

You need a suppressor for days like this. Nothing breaks out the giggles like shooting a suppressor, 'cept maybe belt fed beasties.

I like that the bullet impacting the berm is louder than the report (9mm at least).

Blackwing1 said...

I'd love to see a picture of that .44 being shot in the dark.

The muzzle flash must be bottle-shaped and about 4 feet long.

Will said...

Blackwing1:

The powder used seems to be the strongest variable on muzzle flash, and barrel length of handguns tends to be a minor one. For example, I've seen a .44 Deagle with a flame that licked at the 5 yd line, on an indoor range. Lawman Brand remanufactured ammo, IIRC. Very dirty ammo, too. Lots of residue.

With a flash suppressant added to the powder, short barreled guns barely flicker. A lot of it depends on the mix, and who does it.

BillCa said...

Tam, it'd be fun to do a comparison shoot under low-light conditions between your 3" 629 and my 3" 657.

The 657 is one of the scarce 1986 models. And I can guarantee that Speer doesn't bother with much flash suppressant in their .41 Magnum loads. It's why I call the 657 my mini "Night Sun".

Side by side they'd be thunder and lightning!

Scott J said...

I need to do the fun thing more often.

For me it's always in support of the next match or testing loads these days.

I need to take a day and just go to the 500 yard range with my .30-06 and spend a few hours making the plates ring.

Of course I can't really fully enjoy it unless I can push the time spent loading the ammo on a single stage press out of my mind.

D.W. Drang said...

I'm sorry your life sucks so bad...

;-)

Sabre22 said...

I got one of them!!!!!!! 3 inch 629 that is.
An earensplittenloudenboomer if there ever was one. I used to take it to the Range in Germany put five specials and one Magnum in the cylinder spin the cylinder and close it then let the shooter shoot it yes I did it to myself too.

Night fire was really cool as it lit up the whole bay. The chaplain was the best shot with it. (divine help?) LOLOL

roland said...

I also have a 3" 629-2. I tend to giggle like a motherfucker after lighting off a cylinder full bear irritants. I figure if I ever wind up shooting a bear with it, sumbitch is gonna be mad and on fire. I'm hoping he'll be sufficiently distracted to allow me to exit stage left.