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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Springfield Armory TRP range report

for those of you that follow my occasional posts about firearms, you already know i bought a Springfield Armory TRP 45acp pistol. i've been working up loads for a 200 grain semi-wadcutter.
last night i went for a little casual target practice at the indoor range (hey macbeau, that's 7.1 miles on the odometer, not in the next county...hehehe).
i took a couple of my 22s, since i can practice both the 1911 and the S&W 686 .357 using 22 versions. a lot more shooting, a lot less expense and wear and tear on the big boys.
but i also took the Springfield, since i had the remains of a box of winchester white box left over from an earlier foray. the winchester ammo is a pretty good deal when purchased at that horrible, terrible, anti-american Wal-Mart (note sarcasm).
here's the target, shot at 25 yards offhand in a relatively poorly lighted indoor range. 40 rounds, 3 in the 9 ring, the rest in the 10 ring. gotta love those shoot-n-see reactive targets! i'm no superb marksman, and would be left in the dust by the real target guys out there shooting target tuned pistols, but this is not bad for a "combat" gun designed to hit "minute of barn". i've put close to 500 rounds downrange with the pistol now, and it's settling in like a champ. i'm thinking it may be time to take it in to the 'smith now for a trigger job. i never tinker with a new pistol until i've put enough ammo through it to let it settle out.
as always, click on picture for a larger version.

you've got to love a pistol that shoots like that when handled by a geezer with failing eyesight.
happy shooting.

oh, and speaking of winchester, i heard on the radio that they are closing down the New Haven Conn. winchester plant and going overseas. perhaps that makes economic sense, but it sure doesn't sit well with me. FN Herstal SA makes good damned guns, and i know the quality won't slide, but they are going to discontinue one of the most famous rifle lines in american history when they quit making the Model 94. here's a link to an article about the closure. what a bummer.


Blogger loddfafnir said...

I heard about this in an email the other day, it's a cryin' shame that this is happening.

1/20/06, 12:04 AM  
Blogger WillyShake said...

As I read this post, I'm listening to Ted Nugent as a guest co-host on my favorite local talk radio guy's show--what a happy coincidence! God bless America and long preserve her Bill of Rights!

1/20/06, 4:30 AM  
Blogger Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from that krazy blogger down under in New Zealand.
Gun range? Shooting? Failing eyesite? I am glad that I am on this side of the world & not standing next to you at the firing range (hehe) All the best & happy shooting - at the firing range. How long is it since you had your eyes tested ???

1/20/06, 4:57 PM  

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