GUN Fired two more guns today.

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  1. DC

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    Went to the range, fired:

    Springfield XD-40 Compact
    Bushmaster Carbon 15 9mm Carbine.'

    And after testing ~10 total pistols since I've been going to the range, I think the XD-40 is the right gun for me. Felt so good shooting it.

    The Bushmaster Carbon 15, I just rented because it's the closest to an AR round you can get on that range, they're not set up for high powered rifle cartridges yet. I do have to say, loading 9mm ammunition into a 30rd magazine is hell on your fingers after about round 10 :rofl:
     
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    Oh yeah, there was a guy with a shotgun at the range, shooting slugs. WTF, he took the paper target out to 10yds or so, and just ripped the shit out of it.
     
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    I do that, what in particular about it seems odd to you? If I use my shotgun in defense it will probable be at 10 yards or less. I absolutely want to know what the difference between point of aim and point of impact is at that distance and have practiced at it.
     
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    I guess it just seemed strange to see a guy with a shotgun going to town at a 25yd pistol range. First time for everything I guess. Whenever I've taken a shotgun to a range, it's been to shoot at clay pigeons or at an outdoor range with more interesting targets.
     
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    You really should check out a Smith & Wesson M&P 40 first before finally deciding on the XD.
    Nothing against XDs, but you might be suprised. It's a slick gun.
     
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    Even though I'm only a gun rookie, I'm entering a tournament at the range next weekend. $15 entry. They have monthly manufacturer tourneys and the grand prize for this month is an M&P 40. I tried to enter last month, they were giving away a 226, but I was a weekend too late.

    Edit: But I haven't tried the M&P yet. I'll definitely shoot it. I know I like the XD's fit in my hand better than the Glock 23, the P226, and Para Ordinance guns.
     
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    It probably depends on the range but there are a few long gun lanes at mine and you'll rifles and shotguns. Personally I'd find it more weird seeing someone wwith an 18" shotgun with a surefire foreend popping clays :big grin:
     
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    :cool: I guess a home defense shotty would be pretty useless at a trap shoot. I see your point there. This was a standard non-pistol gripped shotty though.
     

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