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Suddenly, after days of unanswered emails, suddenly my magazines are in transit, expected Friday.

It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday, so I took the Ruger to the county gun range.


View over the range. The dump is to the right. The upper part of the range (archery and shotguns) is off camera to the left. The lower range is in the center, with rifle, centerfire and long ranges (400 yards). Nice, clean facility with canopys, shooting benches, stands, sand bag gun rests, clay throwers, permanent targets, concrete prefab toilets, sitting benches, trash cans and cleanup tools.


Only one family shooting shotguns was there. I backed into the centerfire range and set up with a a paper target taped to a permanent backing at approximately 75 feet stepped off.


Paper target in the middle over the sillouette.

First taped the target between the round spinner and its frame, and put twenty rounds through it. But bullets shredded the paper instead of making clean holes. So I taped a new target to the solid backing and fired another 80 rounds. I shot using both hands.


After expending each magazine, I circled each bullet hole, noting clip number and which hand. Counting holes from the backside I counted 49 hits. I only hit the target four times left handed, all over the map right, but primarily low. Did get a few in the center. Target is 16”x16”.

I’m keeping this and future targets in my files to see if I’m getting better.




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Today I received my 15-round magazines for my Ruger Security-9 from The Mag Shack.


They are a bit different than the 10-round clips. Compare in the image below.


The 15-round clips are in between my 10-round magazines. The 10-round magazines seem to have an insert to limit the magazine’s capacity, otherwiseboth are the same size.

Now, if this rain would just stop, I can go and play with my new toys!


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Hell or high water, I’m heading out Sunday morning to find some range time with my new Glock.  Hopefully the grip extensions will be here by then.  

No idea where I’ll go, probably somewhere out around Lovelock-ish, or closer.  At worst, I’ll head north up 447 to a spot (Bob knows) and rip off some rounds into a big dirt hill. 

Course im spending all day Saturday in the Bay Area training SAR n00bs.  So I should be just tired enough to not care about my shooting, but not so tired that I want to sleep all day.  :)

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