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    Shooting For Fun

    Now that my competitive shooting is done (for now), it's time to put some rounds down range that aren't in practice. Practicing any discipline is like doing homework...not fun, but necessary to excel. I've been looking forward to the pleasure of some relaxed, no-stress shooting with a couple of favorite handguns. At the top of the list is a S&W K22, which I bought in a pawnshop outside of FT Bragg in 1978. The other is my old NM 1911A1 GI .45, accurized by the AMU in FT Benning. Retired from competitive work, it's still a sentimental choice.
    Bob



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    What slide is that on the 1911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurusu View Post
    What slide is that on the 1911?
    Colt GI National Match.
    Bob
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    How many rounds through each? Wild guess.
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    That looks like the Colt NM slide which they started using in 1963 on the SA NM pistols.
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    I agree with you. I spent this beautiful day at my range shooting a Python and a King Cobra for just pure enjoyment. It was very relaxing and really a stress reducer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    That looks like the Colt NM slide which they started using in 1963 on the SA NM pistols.
    I remember a couple of dozen of those, new in the wrap, on shelves in the AMU Armory cage at FT Benning. No rear sight, which was added after the slide was fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixguns View Post
    How many rounds through each? Wild guess.
    10,000+ on the K22. I sent it back to the factory in the early 80's for a higher front sight and they fixed the endshake.

    The 1911 NM is on its second barrel and tune up. FT Benning AMU fitted a new NM barrel for me before I retired from the team. I'd say its easily had 20,000+ rounds of jacketed ball through it since I've had it.
    Bob
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    Plinking fun is something we could all use more of. Many a happy day was spent in my youth with a .22 rifle or a centerfire revolver walking around the old rail beds that at one time served the logging boom shooting at targets of opportunity, or at a dump shooting rats or about any garbage that made a tempting target. I believe all those shots at unknown ranges with the .22 rifle served me well later on in life. Dad would only buy us .22 Shorts, if we wanted Long Rifles, we had too buy em ourselves. I was amazed at the elevation it took to kill a paint can with a .22 rifle at around 300yds!
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    Truly beautiful guns. I have one Colt 1911 that gets shot more than any Centerfire handgun I own. Bought it new, all I did was install a long trigger.

    I’m guessing 20K rounds in the last fifteen years. It’s blue worn but tight. Most of the rounds have been 200 gr lead at 800 +/- FPS. Starting to think that gun could eat 5x that amount and keep on trucking.

    Much happy plinking to you, sir!
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