Shot a lot of History today

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Blackjack, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Went to the range today with a couple good friends that have some really cool weapons (from a historical perspective).

    Walther P1 9mm (Lighter version of the P38)

    Colt M1911 45ACP from WW1

    Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - Cool looking gun but felt a bit clumsy. Hammer bit me a couple times.

    03 Springfield 30/06 - Pretty cool, but I enjoyed the next two more

    K98 Mauser 8mm - Very nice, I want one now

    Short Magazine Lee Enfield 303 - Sweetest shooting of all the bolt actions I shot. This was a "sporterized" version.

    M1 Garand 30/06- Finally I get to shoot a Garand. It was better than I had thought, and for some reason I was particularly effective with it. Thumbs up.

    M1 Carbine (.30 carb) - Probably the most fun of the bunch.

    M44 Mosin Nagant Carbine - Recoil caught me totally by surprise. Powerful little rifle.

    45 cal cap and ball Muzzleloader

    Marlin 44 mag lever action

    What a great day :)
  2. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You're in luck, cause I have one that I need to sell along with (2) unopened cases of ammo. I haven't even shot it, but my FFL friend I got it from, said it was a great shooter after he got it cleaned up.

    PM me if you're interested. I can take some pics of it and give you some details about it as well.

  3. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  4. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Now you're talking my kind of language, love those Garands, own 3, just for fun.[winkthumb]
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    I bet you had a great time Blackjack. I haven't been shooting in a good while, but I plan to next week. Shooting the different military rifles is so much fun. It is interesting to know that you are shooting the same equipment that your relatives shot years ago during WWI, WWII, etc. Next time take some pics for us if you can.
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I hope there is a next time... that was a "going away" shoot for me, I just moved a couple hours north. My 2 buddies were the ones with all the old military arms. However, they only live a short distance from the "Knob Creek" shoot, I plan on hooking up w/ them next year for it. Be a good chance for me to meet some of the S.Monkies too. I can't believe I lived that close to it and didn't go :(
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