It has been a good weekend; busy as always but good.
Saturday morning saw the family up and out early doing yard work.
Ain’t saying how I know but weeds and grass look alike from the curb if you cut them to the same length.
It’s looking better but still no where near yard of the month.
Then a quick run to the bank for a club deposit.
– One of these days I’ll get an anti to tell me how much money I have to be carrying before it ‘common sense’ to be armed.
Then I found yet another place on the “Bob has to leave the credit card at home” list — Military Gun Supply.
Unfortunately, they don’t carry stripper clips for the Mosin Nagant.
Did I mention that yet another gun store has opened up near my house also? It is called Slingpoint Firearms.
Then out to the club for the long awaited test firing of my Mosin Nagant 1891/30.
(gives me a good excuse to post the picture again)
Loaded one round for the initial firing and it worked !!
Then loaded a full magazine ( I can really see the need for stripper clips) but it wasn’t too bad.
Fired 4 rounds with no problems then on the 5th shot the bolt was very difficult to open.
Loaded another 5 rounds and after each shot the bolt was harder and harder to open.
Another shooter was kind enough to reach into his mobile tool room (the back of his pick up truck was an amazing collection of firearm related tools and gear).
After the last three I decided to call it quits.
Here is the results — shooting off a rest for 6 and shot 2 sitting — all shots at 25 yards. I’m sure the rifle is more accurate than I am. My eyes are so bad that I couldn’t see the markings inside the body of the target.
Figure the minimal clean up that I did wasn’t enough. So I’ll follow sage instruction and do a detailed strip of the whole rifle, especially the bolt, and try again.
I don’t mind. I bought the M/N because it was something I can work on without getting freaked out if I mess up.
I also spent a little time with the Sig Sauer SP2022. I’ll relearning the sights and was generally just enjoying shooting it.
Man oh Man, after shooting the Mosin, the pop of the 9 mm is amazingly mild.
I did realize that one of the problems I have is my target selection. The ‘thug’ target is great for practical reasons but I figured out that I was having trouble holding a consistent aim point.
With my eyesight, the target is mostly a blur at 15 yards.
I tried again with a small target with a higher visibility aiming point and that was better.
I’m just of mixed minds about how to train. Should I use a high visibility target or use the more practical and probable ‘thug’ target.
Then hit yet another gun store — Iron Mine Guns.
One of the employees there is joining the club and I stopped in to pick up his application. Took the time to talk to Greg about the Mosin and he offered to help out if I run into problems. This is why I shop there, excellent customer service.
Then home for while and later a run out to Wally World for food.
Today She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every morning is having the family over for a Mother’s Day Brunch.
Should be fun as always.
In so many things I am richly blessed; I pray that you have the same blessing in your lfe.