Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fools Shoot



CC swung by from the metrosprawl with a truckload of guns, he especially wanted to see if an old Winchester 1200 pump worked after visiting an armorer. We drove out into the Texan countryside to find out. 


Fail!

The 1200 was up first against the clays, which call themselves White Flyers even though they're orange. Anyway, hopes were high that the Winchester was going to work, it usually doesn't, and CC lined up to shoot, "Pull!" and off flew the orange adversaries into a big sky. Boom, down went a few clays, it looked like the gun was working.


A Glock & A Ruger

Until it didn't. After the first few rounds the troubled beast didn't want to feed, had trouble ejecting and then stopped firing altogether. You'd chamber a round, squeeze the trigger and... nothing. I advised CC to sell the April Fools gun to a pawn shop or part ex it for something useful.


Winchester Model 90?

We changed over to a CZ Bobwhite 20 and merrily smoked skeet till all the ammo was gone. What a lot of fun and what a great little gun. Thanks, TC. After a short bout with a Ruger Redhawk (sorry, Security 6) .357 Magnum and a Glock 21 .45, it was time to plink.


The Range

Shotgun shells, cans, milk jugs, bits of broken skeet, steel plates and more all fell under a deadly hail of .22 LR sent via Ruger and Remington. Hours of enjoyment and then it was time to head back to the Compound, a good time had by all.


Big Sky

In related news, New Zealand's banned pump action shotguns so that only criminals can have them. Now they're much safer.

Gun rights,

LSP


12 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

A country that once felt the press of a large Asian empire threatening to overrun them no longer feels press of a different large Asian empire threatening to overrun them.
It's there, they don't feel it, and they've disarmed the citizenry, unlike the first time.

drjim said...

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.....

Anonymous said...

That Ruger is a Security Six, not a Redhawk.

LSP said...

Ed, you wouldn't expect the libs to have such power over the Anzacs but they do. A bit like Beto ruling Texas.

LSP said...

Well said, drjim. No more semis for Kiwis!

LSP said...

Thanks, Anon. Fun to shoot, regardless.

Jim said...

What Anonymous said. I have an old Security 6 as well and it's a fine shooter. Many, myself included, prefer it to the GP100. I worked the range yesterday. Things were a bit slow so I got in some trigger time. The weather is slowly improving so I may be busier in the future.

Theodore Crispino said...

I could go for a few hours like that. Should be getting my Irish gun license in 2 weeks, so I can finally pick up the vintage, German 12 gauge SxS I bought a couple weeks ago. With any luck it'll be an Easter weekend baptism for it.

Glad the 20 has settled into its new Texas life.

LindaG said...

Beautiful God given day. :)

LSP said...

Glad you got in a shoot, Jim. I like that Ruger!

LSP said...

Great little gun, TC, and congrats on the SxS. I'm guessing Irish gun laws are appx. the same as the UK's?

LSP said...

It was definitely a good one, Linda!