It was an unbelievably beautiful day today, so I did what every good American should do from time to time...
I played hookey from work :)
I spent the morning at the Gun Range, and had a blast (no pun intended). I started out on the rifle range, and shot my K31:
I shot her with iron sights at 50 yards. Even with the sun blazing into my eyes, I felt like I shot really well (for me) today. Here's my best group, but most of the other's were similar.
The quarter is there for size comparison.... At 50 yards, you can barely see the target without a scope. Not bad for a 60 year old military surplus rifle being shot by someone with 44 year old eyes :)
I'm not a naturally good rifle shot. I grew up hunting small game with a shotgun, so I was late coming to rifle shooting. I'm gradually improving, though. I plan to move to the 100 yard range when I'm completely satisfied with my performance at 50 yards. Probably make the leap this spring, if things keep progressing.
I moved on to the pistol range, to try out my new Cimarron Thunderer:
I'll remind you, as I've confessed before, I am horrible with a double action revolver. I had high hopes for the single action Thunderer, though, and I wasn't dissapointed. I was shooting at 21 feet, two handed. Here's my best of the day:
That's not outstanding, but it's pretty damned good for me. With some practice, I'll get as good with this gun as I am with my Beretta.