Going shooting with my Dad
Yeah, he really likes his .22s and variants. Pistol-wise he has a Ruger, some old cowboy style revolver and he showed up Sunday morning with his newest pistol a Smith and Wesson. No close-ups of his new pistol but here are some pics of him shooting the S&W pistol and walking around with his M6 Scout. He went to the Rose City Gun show Saturday to look around and came home with the new pistol (and a new pocket knife ... his other "drug")
Very few problems, the biggest being he only got 2 magazines for the pistol so had to keep loading them. Dad ran over 100 rounds through the pistol though and the only FtFs were from some old rounds he was getting rid of.
Here he is putting some round through my AK:
Quote: "These things haven't changed since Viet Nam ... gawtdamn safety! You can hear them from a mile away... KLAK!!" Dad still can shoot though - he was popping off 3 rounds at a time. He has not handled an AK since Viet Nam. I asked him if he ever messed with them in the 80s in Pakistan or during OPFOR and he said, "No." He mentioned that having any kind of long arm on you in Pakistan during the 80s was making you a target and for OPFOR stuff he was more an organizer and trainer than anything else. He carried a radio and clipboard, not a rifle. If you didn't know from some of my past posts, my Dad was Special Forces BTW; 20 years army. He's just a goofy old man now
He don't say much about his time in and I he never did when I was growing up either. They're his memories so I let him keep them. Every now and them he let's out a little story about Cambodia or Pakistan though.
Here he is shooting his M6 Scout rifle (CZ era). It's his favortie gun, he packs it in a side trunk on one of his BMW motorcycles when he does his long-ass rides. It's .22 Hornet/.410.
One thing we learned that day about that rifle is that when you close it up after loading you have to hold it muzzle down and slam the stock up. If you dont the bullets WILL slide out of the chamber some and you can (as I and my Dad did) bend them rounds and jam them up.
He carries 2 slugs, 2 "3 shot" buck and a few "bird shot" rounds in it when he rides around. He never really tested out the 3 shot buck rounds and he restocked a few at the gunshow so he busted out about a dozen of them for us to run through. Here is what they do to a zombie target at 21 feet:
We all thought that was pretty neat and the pattern was consistent. The rounds are expensive though. He gets them for $3.95 per 3 pack so I am going to search around for some cheaper prices on the netz and restock him proper.
It was a good day of shooting for all. Dad got out there and burned through some old rounds, I got about 200 more rounds through my new Glock 19 and 300 out of the AK (plus working on some drills) on top of testing out some new defensive ammo in both my Glock and 92fs. Brandon got a few hundred round down range of his EDC pistol and also drilled with me. Austin (They Call Me Ash) showed up and played with his new toy - an AR with a 5.45 upper. He also brought a .22 spinner target and we made that dance as we all had .22s of some sort on us.
Brandon decided NOT TO sell his Walther .22 BTW.
"Too much fun!" he said.