• Therapy

    From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to All on Thu Jan 12 15:43:50 2023
    Went out for some trigger therapy a couple of days ago. First time shooting my IWI Uzi Pro. Man, it is STRANGE shooting a handgun with the rear sight BEHIND the grip. Very strange. Also had fun with the Sub-2000 and the M&P MDS. Was pretty much a 9mm sort of day... Ummmm... up until the moment I pulled out the Raging Bull and started letting go with some .454. Never shot that with .454 at
    an indoor range before. Not sure I'll do it again either.

    Did notice that after being out of practice for a couple of years my skills have
    diminished. Seems to happen faster in my 63rd year than it did in the past. Guess that means I just have to practice more. Darn! The hell of it! ;)

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Fri Jan 13 15:04:00 2023
    Re: Therapy
    By: Weatherman to All on Thu Jan 12 2023 03:43 pm

    Went out for some trigger therapy a couple of days ago. First time shooting IWI Uzi Pro. Man, it is STRANGE shooting a handgun with the rear sight BEHI the grip. Very strange. Also had fun with the Sub-2000 and the M&P MDS. W pretty much a 9mm sort of day... Ummmm... up until the moment I pulled out Raging Bull and started letting go with some .454. Never shot that with .45 at
    an indoor range before. Not sure I'll do it again either.

    Did notice that after being out of practice for a couple of years my skills have
    diminished. Seems to happen faster in my 63rd year than it did in the past. Guess that means I just have to practice more. Darn! The hell of it! ;)

    Regards,
    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    Shooting is a perishable skill. Acquiring a sight picture and a smooth
    trigger pull isn't easy if everthing feels wrong.

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Weatherman on Thu Mar 9 17:44:00 2023
    Weatherman wrote to All <=-

    Went out for some trigger therapy a couple of days ago. First time

    Haven't shot in ages... Wife has had a lot of stress with work and her
    parents (aging and getting worse - she's an only child, so we spend a
    lot of time taking care of them). I COULD shoot in the winter without
    her, but more fun with a partner...

    shooting my IWI Uzi Pro.

    I've been looking off and on at IWI brand in general... You like?

    Man, it is STRANGE shooting a handgun with
    the rear sight BEHIND the grip. Very strange. Also had fun with the Sub-2000 and the M&P MDS. Was pretty much a 9mm sort of day...

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    Ummmm... up until the moment I pulled out the Raging Bull and started letting go with some .454. Never shot that with .454 at
    an indoor range before. Not sure I'll do it again either.

    LOL

    Did notice that after being out of practice for a couple of years my skills have
    diminished. Seems to happen faster in my 63rd year than it did in the past. Guess that means I just have to practice more. Darn! The hell
    of it! ;)

    LOL - yeah, back when I was shooting often, I found my accuracy was better
    on ALL the guns, but again been months...




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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Jimmy Anderson on Fri Mar 10 10:25:00 2023
    Re: Re: Therapy
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Weatherman on Thu Mar 09 2023 05:44 pm

    Weatherman wrote to All <=-

    Went out for some trigger therapy a couple of days ago. First time

    Haven't shot in ages... Wife has had a lot of stress with work and her parents (aging and getting worse - she's an only child, so we spend a
    lot of time taking care of them). I COULD shoot in the winter without
    her, but more fun with a partner...

    shooting my IWI Uzi Pro.

    I've been looking off and on at IWI brand in general... You like?

    Man, it is STRANGE shooting a handgun with
    the rear sight BEHIND the grip. Very strange. Also had fun with the Sub-2000 and the M&P MDS. Was pretty much a 9mm sort of day...

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    Ummmm... up until the moment I pulled out the Raging Bull and started letting go with some .454. Never shot that with .454 at
    an indoor range before. Not sure I'll do it again either.

    LOL

    Did notice that after being out of practice for a couple of years my skills have
    diminished. Seems to happen faster in my 63rd year than it did in the past. Guess that means I just have to practice more. Darn! The hell of it! ;)

    LOL - yeah, back when I was shooting often, I found my accuracy was better on ALL the guns, but again been months...




    ... When a man brings his wife a gift for no reason... there's a reason.

    I would like ot check out the IWI Carmel. Same goes for the Tavor. The Galil has several features found on the boutique shop AK's.

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Jimmy Anderson on Fri Mar 10 10:04:24 2023
    Haven't shot in ages... Wife has had a lot of stress with work and her parents (aging and getting worse - she's an only child, so we spend a
    lot of time taking care of them). I COULD shoot in the winter without
    her, but more fun with a partner...

    Agreed. My wife and I used to go out to the range regularly when we lived in New York. Since we moved to Wyoming and literally have a range right in our back yard, we just don't seem to do it any more. Have vowed to take better advantage of the range behind the house as well as the county shooting facility on the other side of Cheyenne. Very nice indoor range and good outdoor facilities as well.


    I've been looking off and on at IWI brand in general... You like?

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    I mis-typed. I had meant to say the M&P XDS. Not sure where MDS came from... brain fart in my old age, I suppose.

    LOL

    LOL - yeah, back when I was shooting often, I found my accuracy was better
    on ALL the guns, but again been months...


    Shooting is definitely a perishable skill. Need to exercise it often and regularly. Picked up a few rifles over the winter and a new revolver that I need to try out. I have no excuse NOT to do more shooting other than "sometimes life just gets in the way!"

    Regards,
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Weatherman on Fri Mar 10 18:33:00 2023
    Weatherman wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    I mis-typed. I had meant to say the M&P XDS. Not sure where MDS
    came from... brain fart in my old age, I suppose.

    Ummmm, isn't an XDS made by Springfield? M&P is a Smith and Wesson
    term.

    Shooting is definitely a perishable skill. Need to exercise it
    often and regularly. Picked up a few rifles over the winter and
    a new revolver that I need to try out. I have no excuse NOT to
    do more shooting other than "sometimes life just gets in the
    way!"

    Indeed. I have the same problem. ;-)



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Gamgee on Sat Mar 11 01:31:00 2023
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    Weatherman wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    I mis-typed. I had meant to say the M&P XDS. Not sure where MDS
    came from... brain fart in my old age, I suppose.

    Ummmm, isn't an XDS made by Springfield? M&P is a Smith and Wesson
    term.

    Yes, Springfield. This is what I get for buying a gun and then letting it sit in the safe for a couple of years. Bad habit of mine, I probably have over a dozen guns I've bought and haven't shot yet. This is really inexcusable as my step-son has built a 100 yard range in the fields behind the house. Anyway, I did like the SPRINGFIELD XD-S and found that even with a fairly short sight radius I was fairly well able to put the rounds where they needed to go....

    Guess I really SHOULD pay more attention to what's in the safes!


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Sat Mar 11 07:52:00 2023
    Re: Re: Therapy
    By: Weatherman to Gamgee on Sat Mar 11 2023 01:31 am

    Gamgee wrote to Weatherman <=-

    Weatherman wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    We each own SUB's as well - super fun! What's the MDS?

    I mis-typed. I had meant to say the M&P XDS. Not sure where MDS
    came from... brain fart in my old age, I suppose.

    Ummmm, isn't an XDS made by Springfield? M&P is a Smith and Wesson term.

    Yes, Springfield. This is what I get for buying a gun and then letting it s in the safe for a couple of years. Bad habit of mine, I probably have over dozen guns I've bought and haven't shot yet. This is really inexcusable as step-son has built a 100 yard range in the fields behind the house. Anyway, did like the SPRINGFIELD XD-S and found that even with a fairly short sight radius I was fairly well able to put the rounds where they needed to go....

    Guess I really SHOULD pay more attention to what's in the safes!


    ... So easy, a child could do it. Child sold separately.

    A fews ago I got into parting together AR-15's and caught a case of BRD
    (black rifle disease.) It started with building a bull barrel 20" target gun with a full length A2 stock, then realized it wasn't practical other than carrying to and from the bench. The next build was an SPR/ Mk12 inspired build with a 1-4x lpvo with a rifle length quad rail. It had a 18" mid
    length gas system, still qualified as an HBAR profile. Next in line was a lightweight M4 copy with a 16" barrel. Nothing fancy, just stock hardware and
    iron sights. While shopping I found lots of great deals, and acquired spare parts that resulted in other builds. I filled up a safe with various configurations, many have one magazine ran throught them for a function check or zeroing the sights.

    Getting more practice reminded me I have stuff I haven't shot enough in a long
    time.


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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Weatherman on Sat Mar 11 21:33:00 2023
    Weatherman wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Haven't shot in ages... Wife has had a lot of stress with work and her parents (aging and getting worse - she's an only child, so we spend a
    lot of time taking care of them). I COULD shoot in the winter without
    her, but more fun with a partner...

    Agreed. My wife and I used to go out to the range regularly when we
    lived in New York. Since we moved to Wyoming and literally have a
    range right in our back yard, we just don't seem to do it any more.
    Have vowed to take better advantage of the range behind the house as
    well as the county shooting facility on the other side of Cheyenne.
    Very nice indoor range and good outdoor facilities as well.

    Yeah - we live in the country as well, and we literally shoot in the
    back yard! We also have had a piece of metal set up at 160 yards...



    Shooting is definitely a perishable skill. Need to exercise it often
    and regularly. Picked up a few rifles over the winter and a new
    revolver that I need to try out. I have no excuse NOT to do more
    shooting other than "sometimes life just gets in the way!"

    Yeah - for a while I was picking up .22 single actions whenever I
    found one for a deal... :-)




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Moondog on Sat Mar 11 21:35:00 2023
    Moondog wrote to Weatherman <=-


    A fews ago I got into parting together AR-15's and caught a case of BRD (black rifle disease.) It started with building a bull barrel 20"
    target gun with a full length A2 stock, then realized it wasn't
    practical other than carrying to and from the bench. The next build
    was an SPR/ Mk12 inspired build with a 1-4x lpvo with a rifle length
    quad rail. It had a 18" mid length gas system, still qualified as an
    HBAR profile. Next in line was a lightweight M4 copy with a 16"
    barrel. Nothing fancy, just stock hardware and
    iron sights. While shopping I found lots of great deals, and acquired spare parts that resulted in other builds. I filled up a safe with various configurations, many have one magazine ran throught them for a function check or zeroing the sights.

    My wife has an AR rifle and an AR pistol... I've actually thought about learning to build them just for fun to see what I could come up with,
    but have had other things to spend my time on...




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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Moondog on Sun Mar 12 03:25:11 2023
    I'm an absolute sucker for the A2 profile, as that's what I qualified with "way back when." I'm in serious danger of building an A2 profile AR. Only a Herculian effort of will holds me back. The thing that would absolutely put me over the edge would be a reasonably priced source of wooden furniture. Love those wood stocked ARs!

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Jimmy Anderson on Mon Mar 13 17:35:00 2023
    Re: Re: Therapy
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Moondog on Sat Mar 11 2023 09:35 pm

    Moondog wrote to Weatherman <=-


    A fews ago I got into parting together AR-15's and caught a case of BRD (black rifle disease.) It started with building a bull barrel 20" target gun with a full length A2 stock, then realized it wasn't practical other than carrying to and from the bench. The next build was an SPR/ Mk12 inspired build with a 1-4x lpvo with a rifle length quad rail. It had a 18" mid length gas system, still qualified as an HBAR profile. Next in line was a lightweight M4 copy with a 16" barrel. Nothing fancy, just stock hardware and
    iron sights. While shopping I found lots of great deals, and acquired spare parts that resulted in other builds. I filled up a safe with various configurations, many have one magazine ran throught them for a function check or zeroing the sights.

    My wife has an AR rifle and an AR pistol... I've actually thought about learning to build them just for fun to see what I could come up with,
    but have had other things to spend my time on...



    The modularity and choice of building options is what makes black rifle
    disease interesting. I've never gone low end with regards to buying parts.
    I know some folks part together guns with the cheapest parts, then wait until buying panics occur and cash in oon inflated values and high demand.

    I build mine for personal enjoyment. It's sort of like parting together
    gaming desktops when I was younger. I would set a bar for price versus
    value, and wasn't into keeping up with the Joneses regarding paying a bundle for the latest greatest parts.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Mon Mar 13 17:43:00 2023
    Re: Re: Therapy
    By: Weatherman to Moondog on Sun Mar 12 2023 03:25 am

    I'm an absolute sucker for the A2 profile, as that's what I qualified with " back when." I'm in serious danger of building an A2 profile AR. Only a Herculian effort of will holds me back. The thing that would absolutely put over the edge would be a reasonably priced source of wooden furniture. Love those wood stocked ARs!

    Regards
    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    Right now there's several manufacturers building retro A2 rifles. For
    awhile FN was maing an A2 with the older military contract roll mark on the receiver. PSA bought up the H&R brand name when Remingtondissolved it's assets, and they are making a replica of th H&R produced M16a1 that was made under contract around 1969-1970. Colt couldn't keep up ,so H&R and GM Hydramatic were brought in to build extra rifles. The H&R's had some
    cosmetic quirks such as how the forge flashing was cleaned up that made them unique among collectors.

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Moondog on Fri Mar 24 20:09:00 2023
    Moondog wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    The modularity and choice of building options is what makes black rifle disease interesting.

    Yeah. :-) Reminds me of when I used to 'build' PC's - it was just assembling componants. :-)

    I've never gone low end with regards to buying
    parts. I know some folks part together guns with the cheapest parts,
    then wait until buying panics occur and cash in oon inflated values and high demand.

    LOL - that's an idea, I guess... ;-)

    I build mine for personal enjoyment. It's sort of like parting
    together gaming desktops when I was younger. I would set a bar for
    price versus value, and wasn't into keeping up with the Joneses
    regarding paying a bundle for the latest greatest parts.

    Oh wow - I did NOT read the rest of your reply before I started
    replying. LOL

    But yeah, building for personal enjoyment is the thing! I have a couple
    of low end .22 revolvers I plan to play around with changing the finish...





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