I got free range time at Gilbert Guns. It's a range near my house and they offered a "go free for a week" deal to my dealer, Engage, if you bought a gun in November or December. Gilbert sells guns, but their main attraction is the range. Last time I checked it was a bit pricy and the range near work is much cheaper. $200 versus $300. One is a couple miles form my house, one is a couple miles from my work.
They also make you buy their ammo to shoot at their range, and that is priced retail for the Fiocchi brand.
But still, I did want to check them out and report on it.
It's a nice range, and you can shoot up to .308 rifle ammo there. Maybe twice as many lanes as OnTarget. It's where I went to test the Sig in the report a few days back and I went back just to practice some with the 1911 a couple days after.
The staff is very nice. I haven't met a jerk, yet, that worked at a gun store.
I wasn't pleased with the Fiocchi ammo. It didn't quite fit into any of my Springfield factory magazines. Like they were a hair too wide in diameter. Huh. They fit fine in the McCormick mags, though, so I used them for this test. Anyway, that gives me a bad feeling about that ammo brand.
That reminds me... I have to test Wolf ammo. Steel cased and $5 cheaper, but some guns don't like the type.
Anyway. Here is a typical target from the .45 at 25 feet:
Yup, the all so familiar down and right. The group is tight. For me.
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