Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Range Day Yesterday

Lovely weather yesterday for an outdoor range day at Marion County Fish & Game. I got there shortly after ten AM and at that hour you have to stand back behind the 20 yard line in the bays if you want to shoot in the shade. So if, like me, you are too lazy to set up target stands and don't want to stand in the sun, you get used to shooting steel plates from twenty some-odd yards. It's good for trigger control.

It had been a while since I'd run a full-sized steel 1911 in .45AARP, but it felt like old home week and the hits on the plates were stupid easy. A useful sight picture and a good trigger made the Emissary as easy to land hits with as the dot-sighted XD-M, maybe easier.

Got my Pocket Pro II out only to discover that the battery has gone to wherever 9V batteries go after a long and fulfilling life.

The XD-M Elite 3.8 Compact OSP will be in an upcoming issue of RECOIL and the Emissary will show up in Shooting Illustrated.

Baby Bimmer needs a bath, badly.