America!

It has been about 20 years since I last went pistol shooting, somewhere in Florida: shot the Glock 17, which had recently come out to take the world by storm, and the Beretta 92 that had just been adopted by the US Army to replace the 1911.  I think I had a go on a .38 Special revolver as well.  The M92 was the least impressive, malfunctioning after two shots (FTE) despite the range officer singing its praise.  Well, Guam being America I had another go: an aged CZ75B (a thing of beauty), M1911A1, Walther PPQ and a Smith & Wesson Model 686 revolver in .357 Magnum.  I am not a drooling gun nut, but in my opinion shooting the .357 Magnum was about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.  And when the target came back, it looks like I still have the knack!  I know it is not a particularly impressive group, but this was shooting .357 Magnum (Federal 158 grain JSP) for the first time in my life, at 20 yards, and 13 out of 18 rounds are 9, 10 or bull.

18 rounds of .357 Magnum at 20 yards

 

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