Went to Range over a week ago with my old shooting buddy Chuckles. His interest in shooting had rekindled of late and he had gone ahead and bought an AR recently. He was at the range to shop and to try out a Walther PPK from the rental counter.
He found the Walther a bit snappy. But he still might get it. He'd always loved the design. I know of the Walther as a twin to my gun-nemesis; the Dreaded (and famous) Bersa Thunder! That pistol kicks worse than a Colicky Mule that is still mad at people for putting habaneros in its fodder. They HURT.
Well, me at least. It doesn't seem to bother anyone else.
He still might get it.
Also at the gunstore that he was checking... .22s. An MP5 looking .22, and a Ruger 10/22 dolled up to look like M16. Mainly for his son, but... it never hurts to have an extra .22
Chuckles REALLY likes that Colt New Agent. I thought he had read about it on my blog, but no, he came about this hankering on his own.
I've been looking into it, too. The DAO Colt I am interested in is Officer size. The tease seems to be that it would be easy for Colt to make it in Commander size (and thus take regular 1911 magazines) if this gun proves popular and the demand looks like it is there. It is this phantom Commander size Colt DAO that I would be interested in plunking down cash for. By then they will have worked out the kinks in the newish trigger works on the the current gun, if any.
The only thing that bothers me right now is the odd looking grips
On to the shooting.
Here is my target. Colt Commander on the left, Smith 640 on the right using +P .38.
That paster in the top middle is what I had Chuckles aim at for a mag through the 1911. I use him to test my pistols because he is such a good shot. If it is shooting right when he handles it that means the sights are actually off. Except this time. I'd need more testing to ensure the sights are off, but it had been so long since Chuckles shot a pistol I can't rely on him as my human pistol vise. Still, pretty good for a guy that's out of practice, no?
And you can see why I favor carrying the revolver, still. The 1911 groups better, certainly, but that low and right stuff...
The Missus has a pretty nasty stomache bug - And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so *Excelsior!*
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