Friday Morning Outing

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by noodlenoggin, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. noodlenoggin

    noodlenoggin Member

    May 27, 2020

    We spent the weekend up north at the inlaws, and went out Friday morning to have some fun. Also, we took one of my 13-year-old girls on her first shooting outing, and she loved it. She started with the .22 and before long was comfortable shooting .38spl from my late dad's Python.

    We learned that a .357 hollowpoint makes a watermelon explode.

    And, I finally got to shoot my new RIA Rock Standard 1911 for the first time. Which would be my first time shooting a 1911 of any kind. I had one FTF in the first magazine and that was it, no other malfunctions from 70-ish rounds - a box of 230 grain ball and about half a box of semi-jacketed hollowpoints. I love the trigger. It's not a Python, but there's zero take up or creep, and it breaks crisply - not sure what the weight is. I need range time to really find where the sights are zeroed to, but I suspect they're right on, and the weak link is me. The big point is that I'm hooked. It's a hoot to shoot and I'm happy I finally got it.

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  2. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Good times; daughters make good shooting partners.
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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Congratulations, I still shoot with my daughters
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  4. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Sounds like a great day OP.
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  5. BillKilgore

    BillKilgore Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2015
    What a wonderful trip. I'm glad you like your 1911, but the best part was introducing a young person to shooting. That is how we maintain our 2A rights.
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  6. noodlenoggin

    noodlenoggin Member

    May 27, 2020
    She was the only one of my four who hasn't pulled a trigger yet, and she fell for it HARD. She wanted to shoot everything we put out for targets. Didn't want to shoot the .357 loads though.
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  7. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    I'll bet you Dad would be mighty pleased to know that you had her shooting some of his guns. :)

    Good stuff right there.
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  8. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Great job dad!

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  9. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Hooked as in Addicted :eek: Oh my what have you said now?
    I do hope someone warned you about how you get your 1st
    1911 & then like Lays P Chips you can't have just 1.

    That's a perdy Colt Python yep even that will go in the end, 4 another 1911.
    Remember how it felt the recoil the snap back & fire of the double tap
    of that first 1911 it only get's worse.

    Each and every one that you get will sing you a song of more, more, more, yeper
    more, more, more :cry: it happened to me. One day you have 2 then 4 then 6 well
    you get the picture. It's tough to sleep sometimes when you know your LGS has a
    new 1911 & you got to get a trade in ready 4 morning.

    My Trooper MKIII a poor mans Python. :joyful:

    Colt-Trooper MKIII.jpg
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