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BarryinIN

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  1. It’s been nearly three years since I’ve given an AUG update. Nothing new to report. The pace of use has slowed down quite a bit. I’ve gotten sloppy with my round count notebook, but in pretty sure it’s at almost 12,000. I used it last weekend in a carbine class, tromping around in the snow. No malfunctions, bobbles, or errors. I had one magazine change that looked like a was missing all my fingers, but that wasn’t the rifle’s fault.
  2. I never thought about that. I did all my trap shooting in the summer months. I bet with the importance of pull length, that is an issue. And if I know trap shooters, some have stocks for summer, stocks for winter, and stocks for spring and fall. And all are adjustable within the confines of their intended season. The class went pretty well. It was a first-time experiment for the instructor, having changed the lesson plan from a two-day class to single day after getting beat up by people saying a two-day class was too hard to commit to. Naturally, he caught grie
  3. Carbine class Saturday. Forecast high is 30, low of 16. Plenty of snow on the ground. I’ve learned before that a couple more layers of clothing repositions the vests/chest rigs/belts enough to create some fumbling. It looks like an AUG day for me.
  4. I've shot it a couple of times now. More magazines should be here Tuesday; holster on Saturday.
  5. I grumble about the date every year, thinking a month earlier would be appreciably warmer yet still allow it to get dark early enough. Then we get there and start fumbling in the winter clothes we just started wearing again. That's when I remember it's a dual learning experience- the dark and the cold. Would I be out there in that cold for a regular class? Nope. That's the trick John the instructor figured out long ago. The valuable opportunity of a night shoot lures us out there to find and sort out cold hand and winter clothing problems.
  6. Right, no sun beating down. That hasn't been a problem yet. One year we had sideways blowing snow. That was one condition where lasers were truly awful. Back scatter is probably the right term! Pistol mounted lights worked against the shooter, too!
  7. Saturday night was this year’s annual night shoot class. I’ve been taking this same class since around 2010, and have missed one, maybe two in that time. There is a core group of us that attend each year or close to every year, and we have a discussion before and after each class over what we’ve learned and what we’ve changed because of it. Being the same people taking the same class over the years, it has been interesting to watch the changes as we learn what works and what doesn’t. It’s funny that we mostly come to the same conclusions, though we do so independent of each other.
  8. .410- Yes! Same deal. .357 Mag in a small gun is just awful. Even in a K-frame, in the rare times I carry one, it’s usually with .38 +P. On the the other hand, sometimes when I carry a revolver it’s because I want the greater power of magnums. I’ll deal with it in a K frame then, but not smaller. I’ve shot magnums in my Kimber K6s, which is more Detective Special size, and it wasn’t much different t from a K. There are some mild magnums like Remington .357 Golden Saber, that’s more of an in-between 38 and 357, that aren’t so terrible. When ammo supplies l
  9. I started with revolvers and had a bias that way for a few years, but have been an auto guy for a long time. I know a lot of people say they shoot revolvers better, but I’m not one of them. I have to look for reasons and places to justify choosing a revolver in most cases, so I may not be the best one to sell you on them. I readily admit the nostalgia is one big attraction to me. I’ve been addicted to Adam-12 since old reruns have been showing this year, so maybe that’s it! I do prefer them for places like pocket and ankle carry. I think they resist pocket crud a lot be
  10. Just a little. I looked at their steel barrels since weight wasn’t a factor here. There was something I can’t recall that kept me from looking further, like maybe I didn’t like the length choices. I wanted a fairly long barrel for this, to get more weight out front since it’s a prone gun. Honestly, once I found a good deal on the IBI barrel from an outside source, I quit looking. A friend at the gun club who works with us in the Jr Program just built a lightweight Savage 6.5CM with a carbon fiber barrel. I’m not sure, but he might’ve used a Proof Research barrel. He’s
  11. The 4” one isn't here yet, but I was doing some comparisons and realized this: A 2” barreled S&W Model 12 weighs 17oz. A 4” barreled S&W Model 12 weighs 19oz. A Glock 43 is right in the middle at 18oz. The S&Ws are six round guns. The Glock is 6+1. The G43 barrel is 3.41”, so it falls right in there also*. I didn’t realize they were all that close. I suppose the Glock 48 with its longer 4.17” barrel is a closer comparison to the 4” S&W 12. The G43 weighs 20.74oz empty. That is actually 1.74oz more than the S
  12. I told you thought they were neat. I just won a Gunbroker auction for a 4” RB model 12. I wish they had made them with 3” barrels, but I’ll compromise with a 2” and a 4”.
  13. The KRG stock arrived yesterday. And earlier that day I ordered a new barrel from International Barrels. https://internationalbarrels.com/product/22rf-cz455-452/
  14. Thanks! The wind was pretty much a non-factor this time. That’s one reason. I’m not sure, but I think scores were higher across the board. Also- They rotate through three courses of fire. This was my first time seeing one twice. That helped a lot to lower the match jitters. Plus I had a good spotter this time. There was a large number of attendees, so I got separated from my buddy in the shuffle to align squads, but this guy was good too. A good spotter can gain you a few points sometimes. ********** My buddy John has a new goal. He wants to clean
  15. They had a match Wednesday evening. I shot a personal best, but my buddy outdid me handily. He shot the first perfect score they’ve ever had.
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