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    Range report 7-15-19 (all S&W good)

    I got back to Sharp Shooters in Roswell, Ga.
    https://www.sharpshootersusa.com/

    I really enjoyed the session ($15). The staff was great, and I meet a few friends.

    My main goal was to get better with my S&W Shield:




    I can't hit the bull-eye here but can stop a dude attacking my home or car. It's a great gun and fired 100 rounds.

    I did 50 rounds in my Colt Gold Cup National Match:


    The most important is the Model 27-1 6" (shipped 4-1963) which shoots very well:




    Next is a 27-1 3 1/2" (shipped 1962). It has a great trigger (and a great shooter):





    It was sure a bunch of fun.
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    Awesome, there is nothing quite like a good range session. I have had some good experiences at Sharpshooters during several of their events..


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    Lookd good

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    Great that you got out to the range with some fine firearms. The Shield takes some practice getting used to and I am glad you feel more confident with how to shoot it. Thanks for the pics and the range report. That 3.5" 27-2 is sweet!!!
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    Some great looking guns there Doc. Glad range time was very good. Those 27s and Colt would make any range time enjoyable. Glad to here Shield is coming about.
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    That sounds like some fine range time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt360 View Post
    ..The Shield takes some practice getting used to and I am glad you feel more confident with how to shoot it.
    I agree on the practice but not so sure on getting confident.

    My Shield 3" barrel has two magazines: I start with the 8 rd and add the 7 rd on the range. It is sure fun shooting it.

    I am better with revolvers.
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    I started with semi autos but feel I am a better shot with revolvers too. Took a lot of shooting to get pretty good with the shield. I think the thin grip lends itself to easy twisting or pivoting in the hand at times. I also found that with mine, the correct sight picture seems to be to put the front white dot on what you want to hit instead of putting the bullseye on top of the leveled sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy814 View Post
    ...I think the thin grip lends itself to easy twisting or pivoting in the hand at times. I also found that with mine, the correct sight picture seems to be to put the front white dot on what you want to hit instead of putting the bullseye on top of the leveled sights.
    I get it. I'll try that. The cost of 9mm rounds is a lot more affordable.

    I plan to go again this week with the Shield and 3 different ones. I am thinking that I need to shoot my Henry Big Boy .357 Magnum carbine. It's been too long since I shot it (bought it used, and he fired it 6 times). I picked this caliber since most of my revolver stuff is .357. The Henry doesn't eject .38 Special well as I found on my first test run. I doubt that I've fired it 100 times since I am mostly concentrating on handguns.






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    It appears that you do 'support your local range'. Now get out there.....and get more practice!!!! Bob
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