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Lazamataz and GingisK HIT IT AT LAST!
The Gun Range | 3/19/2011 | Laz

Posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz

Well, at long last, GingisK and Lazamataz hit it!

Um, at the gun range.

Weather was clear and windless, the variety of firearms was truly something to behold, and the company was wonderful.

GingisK picked me up, and after picking up his illustrious and charming boys, and meeting his lovely and gracious wife (where we all supped on Pizza, one of them affectionally named 'Sam'), we then proceeded to a delightful range slightly east of Lanier Lake in Georgia.

I finally got a chance to break in my Glock 22, and discovered that after an initial period of reacquaintence with shooting (in other words, I was all over the paper), I finally started shooting more consistently with the Glock. I also showed Gingis and his sons the Ball and Dummy drill, in which you -- unbeknownst to the shooter -- either give them a pistol with a round chambered, or no round chambered. On the times when you attempt to fire on an empty battery, you end up seeing what sort of flinch or motion you would have done if there was a live round. For most people, they see they would have shot low. People tend to anticipate recoil by pushing down.

We also had a chance to fire a very poorly-sighted-in 9mm (make unknown, looked wonderful but shot like crap), an extremely easy to use .22 pistol with almost know felt recoild, a very nice 8mm Mauser rifle (boy did that shoot true), a Springfield 03 rifle, a Ruger Ranch rifle that seemed to be sighted extremely high, a M1A (what a dream machine that was), and one I felt an immediate connection to - an L1A1 that I seemed to fire so well that Gingis started remarking, "Looks like Laz is hittin' it.". LOL

GingisK brought his boys, who shot very expertly. Safety was maintained, much lead was cast downrange, political opinions were traded (and in most cases merely reinforced), and all-in-all, truly a wonderful day. It is something I would like to repeat. :)


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To: redgolum

51 posted on 03/20/2011 8:58:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: djf

His thumb? Nah! That was probably just his mouth!


52 posted on 03/20/2011 9:31:08 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Lazamataz

Pics or it didn’t happen.


53 posted on 03/20/2011 9:36:27 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: ExpatGator
Thank you for the info. That is what I was looking for, the truth, whether it be in favor or against. I know that in the video, it jammed a couple of times with different ammo. Maybe I will look into a nice revolver in 22 Mag. Any thoughts on a brand or model? The 30 round magazine is illegal here in Hawaii anyway.
54 posted on 03/20/2011 11:48:36 AM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that an ATI stock? I picked up a Hi-Point 9mm carbine as a fun gun, and am patiently awaiting the stock to come so that I can switch it out.

I’ve always been interested in the Mosin, and you can’t beat the price! I would definitely get a new stock for it.


55 posted on 03/20/2011 11:59:33 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock

MSRP: $79.99

http://www.atigunstocks.com/p-44-mosin-nagant-monte-carlo-stock.aspx


56 posted on 03/20/2011 12:04:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Lazamataz
Just turned on the computer for the first time this weekend ... and here is this spy report!

I had a great time, too! It was just wonderful finally getting to meet you in person. You are even more delightful in the flesh.

Freepers need to hang out more together.

57 posted on 03/20/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: rintense; Lazamataz
Pics or it didn’t happen.

We were so busy carrying weapons and ammo that we just plain forgot a camera. Would a table full of dirty weapons getting scrubbed do the trick?

By the way, Laz only has to clean one. I have at least a week's work of cleaning to do. (The 8mm tasted corrosive ammo, so it and the M1A got cleaned right away.)

The Mauser came from "Mitchell's Mousers". It is extremly beautiful and in absolute pristine condition, teak stock and all. It packs quite a punch.

58 posted on 03/20/2011 12:17:48 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Lazamataz
A typical day at the range.

http://www.arizonashooting.com/v3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=46229

59 posted on 03/20/2011 12:37:44 PM PDT by CarryaBigStick (My office is an Airtractor 402)
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To: fish hawk

I am danged partial to the Smith & Wesson. The .22 mags can be difficult to find though.


60 posted on 03/20/2011 4:21:47 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator
Love my Smith and Wesson 357 mag. but am looking at the 7 shot Taurus 22 mag.
61 posted on 03/20/2011 4:45:52 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: ExpatGator
Smith and Wesson does make a fine looking 22 mag but it is twice the money as the Taurus. Doesn't look twice as good and I doubt if it shoots twice as good.
62 posted on 03/20/2011 4:55:30 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: JoeProBono

That is a thing of beauty...I’m wiping the tears away.


63 posted on 03/20/2011 5:03:29 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: fish hawk
we can't have any thing that holds more than 10 bullets in the clip.

Please, Oh please an 'empty magazine' holds no rounds.

You must also remember that clips, or 'stripper clip'(s) are reserved for use in that Mauser, Springfield 03, or a Garand rifle. Don't worry, nobody here on this FR forum would ever say you are a Putz for speaking like a Left Wing Doofus you writes for Time, NY Times, or Vanity Fair.

64 posted on 03/20/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by STD (Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Imam Barak Hussein Obama Launchs a War in Libya)
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To: STD
to me “magazines” is the same as Political Correct snob crap. I've been around guns my whole life and had my first 22 at age 8. All that time I've called them clips and don't give a damn who likes it or not. Matter of fact, everyone else I grew up with called them clips. This is in N. Calif. Maybe they are magazines at Harvard. LOL Playboy is a magazine.
65 posted on 03/20/2011 9:22:20 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: fish hawk

The S&W is twice as good in component quality, metallurgy, fit and finish.
I have waited TWO years for a warranty fix on a Taurus. Two years. I will not carry any new firearms from them and will not be involved in any service/warranty issue with them.
I do this for a living. You can save a little cash and shoot your Taurus. Just don’t bring it to me when it’s broke.


66 posted on 03/21/2011 2:03:42 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: fish hawk
All that time I've called them clips and don't give a damn who likes it or not. Matter of fact, everyone else I grew up with called them clips. This is in N. Calif.

We're just going by the terminology that the US military and the manufacturers use. If you designate them incorrectly in the military, you might end up doing something similar to the "This is my weapon, this is my gun" song for a few hours.

Mechanically speaking, you are using the wrong terminology. If this doesn't concern you, than you simply spurn education.

How much core memory does your PC have?

67 posted on 03/21/2011 2:46:25 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK
if we were talking wine, you sir, would be what is known as a wine snob. I'm betting you don't like Sarah Palin (Elitist Republican I bet)
68 posted on 03/21/2011 3:09:30 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: fish hawk
if we were talking wine, you sir, would be what is known as a wine snob.

Around here, we'd just think of you as "proud to be ignorant". Correct nomenclature goes a long way to supporting intelligent conversation. Precise terminology can reduce the time it takes to convey important information. Not distinguishing correctly between "clip" and "magazine" is kind of like using do-hicky and thing-a-ma-bob when describing engine parts to an auto mechanic. There are sound mechanical and behavioral reasons to distinguish between "clips" and "magazines", aside from the point of sounding ignorant. (Did you read your weapon's manual? There is important safety information in there; and, I hope you know to what they refer when safety issues are discussed.) In combat, you might call for a "clip" and receive something that doesn't fit your weapon. Then you might soak up a bayonet. There is nothing snobbish about pointing out correct nomenclature; however, there is something odd about resisting a proper education.

I adore Sarah. I'll write her onto the ticket if needed.

69 posted on 03/21/2011 4:23:23 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: fish hawk
...if we were talking wine...

Lest I forget:

1 - I switch into "learn mode" when discussing topics in the presence of people who know more than I.

2 - I couldn't image myself talking about wine. Boring! My friends talk guns, politics, and other interesting things. I try really hard not to appear ignorant. Corrections are generally applied with a pile-on driven by glee.

Use of correct nomenclature is a survival instinct. ;-D

...I'm betting you don't like Sarah Palin (Elitist Republican I bet)...

You are the one who justified your terminology based upon going with the herd. I'm a very independent sort of guy. Crowd following is for lemmings.

70 posted on 03/21/2011 4:49:36 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: stansblugrassgrl

Bump Cowboy Church
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71 posted on 04/26/2011 7:14:44 AM PDT by jokar (The Church age is the only age man will be able to glorify Christ, http://www.basictraining.org/)
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To: Lazamataz

I HIT this weekly! It can be field stripped down to the Bolt in under 10 seconds, cleaned and reassembled in under a minute.

72 posted on 04/26/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
HK-91, 7.62 NATO, 20 round Mag, and you can take it swimming, drag it through mud and sand and it won't care. Now, if only women could be so easy to get along with!
73 posted on 04/26/2011 7:30:08 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: GingisK
Crowd following is for lemmings.

I prefer a sort of conforming individuality, where I express how different I am, by doing exactly like everyone else in the crowd does.

74 posted on 04/26/2011 7:35:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: fish hawk; GingisK

75 posted on 04/26/2011 7:40:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: fish hawk
Dead wrong!

Clips were used in M-1’s in WW2, Magazines are used in all post WW2 light weapons for a good reason. magazines keep dirt and mud out of the receiver. If clips were used in Vietnam, our KIA count would have been triple what it was.

Get it right......Clips and Magazines are NOT the same thing.

76 posted on 04/26/2011 7:48:20 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Lazamataz

O what hast awakened in my neighborhood?


77 posted on 04/26/2011 9:50:31 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

78 posted on 04/26/2011 10:43:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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