Shooting Yesterday With The Family....
Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:41 AM
Even though we've never done one of these and don't know quite what to expect (especially at the NRA range!!) we're willing to give it a try!
Our goal is to finish the course of fire without getting yelled at by the RSO for safety violations!!
Not that we're unsafe....you can never be too safe! But it never hurts to practice! My family have all shot the Thompson alot AND ARE VERY SAFE, BUT have never shot in any type of competitive setting, OR at an indoor range! (I'll probably tag along with the RSO when each of them shoot, just in case!).
Gun shot great with only one stovepipe in 600 rounds (New Wolf polymer coated ammo) although we have 1000 rounds of S&B and 200 rounds of Winchester that we are bringing to the Shoot, per Tracie's "no Wolf" request.
This will go down as one of our cooler vacations and we're looking forward to meeting a bunch of you folks!!
Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:38 AM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 11:09 AM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:33 PM
Hell - I couldn't agree more.... but as a retired hockey coach, I always follow the line of "we're here to have fun" with "and winning IS fun!!".
So - I will not be able to be there and kick all of your... I wish, but I am practicing already for next year!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:23 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:47 PM
Since I'm a newby in the TCA and have never done this shoot, the past won't confuse me!! or my family!!
As far as accuracy, they aren't too bad, but are shooting for the fun of the experience only!
Just a note to those who can't bring a gun and would like to shoot mine....I have no problems with that as long as those who shoot use good factory ammo (I'll have 1200 rounds with me and I'm sure my family won't shoot all that up, but if there is a bunch more folks interested, I can pick up more ammo. I have S&B that I bought at Cabelas for about $11 a box of 50, and I can get some more Winchester white box at Wal-mart ($20 + MN tax @6.5%) for 100, if need be....) and my van can haul a lot! Anyone interested, let me know ahead of time, OK?
My gun is an A.O. 1928A1 with a vertical foregrip (not authenic but easier for my kids to shoot) and shoots great (as long as I keep it clean!)
If anyone who shoots my gun will volunteer to help clean it up a bit afterward (maybe just wipe off a couple parts??) I'd appreciate that and will have SOME cleaning supplies and latex gloves, towels, etc. If I have extra, anyone else is welcome to clean their stuff also. It would be nice to find out if the NRA has a Sonic cleaning tank or cleaning facilities that we could all use, but for lack of these, a trash can outside will work just fine for me!!
Really looking forward to this (can ya tell??)
Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:49 PM
I just may take you up on your offer and try yours out. Never shot a Thompson other than my own.
I believe Tracie will be bringing some extra ammo as well.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:01 AM