38 Super Range Day

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by azguy1911, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I love it when a plan comes together, I was up and at my desk at 5 am this morning so I could make my 3:00 PM ranger reservation at Scottsdale Gun Club.

    I finally got to shoot my GI Guncrafter and boy it did not disappoint, with it's full size frame and 5" barrel I could shoot the stinger off of a bee at 50 ft and it's beautiful to boot. After a dozen mags I rolled the target back to 50 ft and really tested her



    Over 18 months ago I bought this Sentinel Compact, it was a fully spec build by me from Wilson Combat and I'm glad I did as they stopped their 38 Super offerings. I wish I had ordered an alloy frame as this little things is like a brick, heavy and solid and I've been shooting it more, still haven't cleared 1,000 rounds but I'm getting close. Today I ran some SD loads for the first time and it was flawless and I even ran some mixed magazines (Buffalo Bore and Sig Elite) without any issues running both double, triple and magazine dumps.

    It really liked these BB 124+P's but it was snappy as hell to shoot and damn accurate enough at 25 ft to stake my life on it.

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    I'll tell you the single best value 38 super in the world is the DW Guardian, I carry this a lot. It's super light, has great carry capacity running 10+1's with a Wilson 10 round Magazine, I love the 3-dot sight system and at less than $1,300, COME ON !!

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    I ended the day with what I call "real life" drills. Safety on, safety comes off, you take a defensive position and fire, re-set and repeat. It's easy to be accurate just standing there shooting away but add the thumb safety coming off as you crouch and acquire the target is a challenge (at least for me). This was at 40 ft, stick with it to the end, there's a couple that are low but I bet a gut shot with that 38 super +P would work as well as a chest shot.

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2020
  2. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    And oh, the line-up photo

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  3. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    I'm loving my Guncrafter 38 Super. They also fit a 9mm barrel. Does Scottsdale Gun Club allow work out of the holster?
  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    If you spend $25 to get certified with an instructor, yes they do. They want to make sure you are proficient and not some yahoo that has owned a gun for 3 days and you are drawing appendix style on their range.

    I'm going to do a GTG there on a Friday afternoon and get some of us locals together and reserve a half-dozen lanes. We can have lunch afterwards next door at KO's.
  5. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Your DW grips are killing me. They look great on the black gun!
  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I just had a nice talk with Nick (ACW) some of the convo was the following we are creating on this forum to .38 super guns. I love the caliber myself.... Hope you left with a big O smile on your face.
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  7. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Nothing like range time. Especially Superb range time. Shot my superb last weekend.
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  8. CoalCracker.

    CoalCracker. Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2020
    My only GI 1911 is a 38 super. It shoots great and the accuracy surprised me. DSCF8376.JPG
  9. Brianfede

    Brianfede Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Great collection and beautiful supers...I have an STI DVC in 38 super and a Les Baer 38. For some reason I want an officer size model, the WC looks sweet.
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  10. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
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  11. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Nice line up!
    Few things better than .38 Super day at the range!
  12. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    They are vintage "sarge" grips slim too
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  13. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017

    Don't take this wrong, but why are you crouching?
  14. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    That was my first .38 sup. I bought it to see what that caliber was all about.
    I then sold it to a friend so he could do the same. He just upgraded the sights and shoots the sh*t out of it.
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