So here’s a lesson learned on a recent trip to the range. Always make sure the barrel of your AK pistol extends past the side of your gear bag when using it as a rest…
I’m not saying this happened to me…that would be stupid…
In any event, I blame the ATF. If they weren’t so gung ho to reclassify my…I mean ‘my friend’s’…gun as an SBR, I….I mean ‘he’…would not have wanted to get as much use out of it as possible before it’s illegal…
If that’s the worst thing “your friends” have done, they’re way ahead of the pack. If nothing else, that justifies the need longer barrels. Black bags matter!
new sign at my club saying to make sure your muzzle protrudes past the sandbags some use to rest their rifles muz…er, barrel on when shooting bench rest. Being a new notice, mid season, I guess there’s a reason for that.
So…“my friend” needs a new gun? Darn…
Yeah, probably cheaper to replace a sandbag than a gear bag. I wonder if “lifetime warranty” will work here. Maybe I can blame it on shoddy craftsmanship…
Not sure I am too impressed with these pistol rifles. A month or so ago at our local range a new shooter was not too sure how to hold these short rifles and sent the tip of his finger down range. Apparently as he held the pistol, his grip put the tip of the finger over the barrel.
I am seeing a lot of new people to firearms going for things a little beyond their training. Need to work your way up to some things.
Yeah, I wish I could blame it on being a newbie. I’ve been shooting for decades, including a few years in uniform. This was just stupidity.
But I guess I can count my blessings. Replacing a bag is sure simpler than replacing a finger. I hope the person is ok.
Was shooting some old Mosin Nagants years ago, mine is the full size. I shot a friends shorter version, burned a nice hole in the rest. Rest was just old paper feed bags, but we got a laugh about it.
New to semi auto hand guns? Watch out for that slide coming back after the last round. I got bit and cut, learned the hard way – I best keep my non dominant support hand far away from the back of the pistol.
Now I prefer to hold keep that vulnerable hand underneath supporting my main hand – for both my revolver and semi’s so I don’t even have to think about it. Already my body is being accustomed via the training.
Also, finally found a better concealable hand gun allowing me 0-4" groupings 100% of the time. I suspect the model differs per person. It’s like a new world for me in terms of safety, and training.
We learn from our mistakes
I much prefer learning from other’s mistakes. I don’t have enough body parts to learn all the things I watched other people do.
that’s the way i prefer to learn also but for some reason it seems easier said than done.
Sometimes I believe it is harder to make some mistakes than others, but if one is determined… like when someone loads a mag with all the rounds in backwards, then wonder why a round would not chamber. I was impressed as I would believe that was far more difficult to do than the right way…
Now that is funny, i know no one has done that
Seems like some common sense would help too - no offense .
Zhit does happen. Guy wanted to show off his new 270. Rested the rifle on the roof of a convertible Volkswagen to shoot at a duck in a cow pound, not only did he miss the duck he also got a instinct after market sun roof big enough for him to fit his head through.
@Burdo – just curious – what gun did you get that works so well for you?
Hi CascadiaNow. It was the 9mm Glock 19. If my memory serves me, it held 15 + rounds.
However, I need a 10 rounder, and am planning on a model 48.
There was another brand just as affordable, which I almost went with, but just for my unique personal preference, I’m going with Glock. I’m still astonished. I’m starting to value how each person’s hands differ and how two or more persons experience a firearm differently because of that.