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Jan. 2, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
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Can't say I care for the pistols, but that ruger .44 carbine is hawt.

Jan. 9, 2016, noon
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The kids gave me a little time to myself and my new-to-me scope arrived, so after a very long time finding rings for my Dan Wesson, I finally mounted up a scope to try something new. It needs some adjustments yet, but that will come with some range time - and after I get some reloading done.

I think it looks pretty cool and the eye relief is perfect for me. It is a Swift 2x20mm

I also mounted another new set of grips on my SP101 .22LR - I wanted something still a little bigger, we'll see how these fit.

Jan. 9, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
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Petition to remove the arbitrary restriction on ar15s.

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-111#

Jan. 12, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
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Enjoyed a little bit of history at the range last night. I recently inherited these from my Dad, originally came from my Grandfather who brought them both back from WWI. The S[HTML_REMOVED]W .455 was Gramp's own service revolver (has his initials scratched in the butt of the grip), while the Luger P08 obviously came from a German soldier, though I never got the full history there. I'm pretty sure neither one has actually been fired in something like 90 years, but both worked flawlessly and were a real treat to shoot.

To my surprise, the Luger (9mm semi-automatic) actually had more kick than the .455, even though the revolver definitely packs a punch.

I don't plan to fire them a lot - they both have some value as collectors pieces, I'm told - but it was pretty neat to finally get them out to a range and run a few rounds through them.

Jan. 12, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
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Got a new plastic popper.

Jan. 12, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
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Enjoyed a little bit of history at the range last night. I recently inherited these from my Dad, originally came from my Grandfather who brought them both back from WWI. The S[HTML_REMOVED]W .455 was Gramp's own service revolver (has his initials scratched in the butt of the grip), while the Luger P08 obviously came from a German soldier, though I never got the full history there. I'm pretty sure neither one has actually been fired in something like 90 years, but both worked flawlessly and were a real treat to shoot.

To my surprise, the Luger (9mm semi-automatic) actually had more kick than the .455, even though the revolver definitely packs a punch.

I don't plan to fire them a lot - they both have some value as collectors pieces, I'm told - but it was pretty neat to finally get them out to a range and run a few rounds through them.

Those are both cool and both on my 'would like to shoot' list. Enjoy them

Jan. 17, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
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Jan. 18, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
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I "worked from home" today and low and behold - I ended up at the range around lunchtime. Huh. It was foggy as heck, I was the only one there, and I had a whole bunch of solo time planned for my new CZ 452 Ultralux.

All groups were shot offhand with factory open sights, trying different ammo types. I've found my UL prefers CCI Standard Velocity or CCI Blazer - any jacketed bullets are not predictable. I can only imagine what this thing could do with bags or a stand and a scope.

If you look through the fog in the middle of the picture you can just make out my target stand - that is what I was shooting at when it was at 100 metres.



First 5 groups of 5 shots at 25 metres (not yards). All groups except top right was with CCI Standard Velocity

Best 50 metre group of 10 shots

Best 100 metre 10 shot group - though some rounds came up from the bottom target; I was getting tired of trying to see the target through the fog by the time this groups was over.

100 metre targets - all were 10 shot groups, or at least they were supposed to be groups

I was just about to leave but decided to run some more mags through my MKIII Hunter and my fourth round in on the first mag the shot didn't sound right, so I unloaded and had a peek and hoping not to see…..yup, a squib. First time this has happened to me with a .22LR. When I stripped my gun at home later there was unburned gunpowder all throughout my pistol. That could have turned out worse, I imagine.

Jan. 18, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
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good thing you were paying attention bud could have ended much worse.

The raw, primitive, unrefined trails that see little to no maintenance are the kinds of trails that really build skill. What kind of skills do you learn riding a trail that was made by a machine, groomed to perfection and void of any rocks, roots or other obstacles that could send you careening over the handlebars?

Jan. 18, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
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good thing you were paying attention bud could have ended much worse.

When I saw all the powder dropping out of my pistol when I took the barrel off is when my eyes opened a little wider and I realized how different this might have ended. I was always taught to KNOW your guns and if ANYTHING doesn't sound/feel/look right, then stop and check everything is safe before you shoot.

Jan. 18, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
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When I saw all the powder dropping out of my pistol when I took the barrel off is when my eyes opened a little wider and I realized how different this might have ended. I was always taught to KNOW your guns and if ANYTHING doesn't sound/feel/look right, then stop and check everything is safe before you shoot.

see now this is the good info to get from this thread.

I'm not a human in real life, I just play one on the internet. 

Jan. 20, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
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see now this is the good info to get from this thread.

Any good instructor will teach you the same info, but its a matter of people putting it to practice.

From advice of others, I decided to order some Birchwood Casey Lead Remover cloths from the States (they don't sell them here). The cloths finally showed up in the mail, so I thought I would try them on my SP101 cylinder. I have never tried to clean the front of the cylinder other than a quick wipe and I got the gun with the front all black. Not even ten minutes of wiping with the cloth and it looks new again. I'm impressed and I recommend these to anyone with stainless guns.

A little out of focus but you can see how black the cylinder face was before cleaning:

And then after using the Birchwood Casey lead cloth for under ten minutes:

Feb. 3, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
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https://nncfb.ca/rcmp-reclassify-akdal-mka-1919-from-restricted-to-non-restricted/

Feb. 3, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
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https://nncfb.ca/rcmp-reclassify-akdal-mka-1919-from-restricted-to-non-restricted/

Interesting - so what else is in the works, I wonder.

Feb. 3, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
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be nice if they allowed silencers , could help shut people up about noise complaints some of the ranges get

#northsidetrailbuilders

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