Saturday, September 02, 2006

Shooting

In sequence to this post I would like to catch you up on the recent adventures and also throw in a teachable moment that I forgot the first time around.

At the range I shoot at, they have a Springfield 9mm 1911 for rent, that looks like this. I know I am probably going to hell because I shot one, but I guess you could say I was curious and just wanted to have a good time. Well, it shot well and handled great. The girlfriend likes the size, weight, and aesthetics of the 1911, but I will not let her get on in 9mm. I guess you cannot have everything. Ours had adjustable sights which seemed to crowd the top of the slide and make it harder to operate for Stewardess.

This gun really marked a milestone in our gun search. We settled on a caliber and Stewardess also decided that she does not like the plastic guns, after shooting my 40 caliber and holding many others. So we are looking at metal framed 9mms. We have finally made enough progress to start hitting the gun stores. So far we have been to one and the only one she found that she liked was the 9mm Sig 226, in stainless. She has expensive tastes.

In out next shooting session before the gun shop, I got Stewardess to shoot a Smith and Wesson model 64. I really did not think there was a chance Stewardess would like this gun and I was right. Though I felt of I was necessary to at least shoot a revolver once, just to make sure. She shot high with it, but she was more accurate with it than she was with other guns. She also shot it better than me. Revolvers are weird.

As to the teachable moment. Have you ever shot 9mm ammo in a .40 caliber gun? I have. It happened to the Sig we shot first. It was my fault, I should have checked the gun before I loaded it up with 9mm. It could also be related to the fact that I was probably less than clear in the gun I wanted and did not actually see the gun range worker get it. If I was watching more closely, we would not have made it to the range. Make sure you gun matches your ammo. In fact I think that should be the real (as opposed to Jack Bauer's) 5th rule of gun safety, if it is not already. Oh well, it was a rental anyways.

cube

3 comments:

Yishai said...

Hey cube,
go with the sig. Expensive, I know, but worth it. I have a sig p229 (.40S&W) and it's a dream. It shoots so straight, I surprise myself. The grip might be a bit big if stewardess has small hands, but it fits my hand as if it were custom made for me. The ONLY drawback is I am having trouble concealing it. If I ever want to tuck in my shirt, I need to carry my S&W .38 special on my ankle. baggy t-shirts work okay to hide my sig, but other than that, it stays in the car or home :(

Take care, and keep on shooting.

Yishai (digitalirony.blogspot.com)

Max said...

Once you've fired a Sig, it's hard to go back to anything less. So if I were you, I'd be careful.

Yishai makes a good point -- the 229 is tough to conceal unless you can wear one of those leather vests like the bikers do.

Cubicle said...

This gun is going to be for the girlfriend. She has expensive tastes and good tastes, so that is why she is leaning toward the sig.

She also likes metal framed guns, that is another point for the sig.

This gun will not be concealed, so the larger the better (less recoil, more accurate, easier to aim).