I took the day off on Friday to meet with some friends whom I don’t get to see nearly enough due to insufficient proximity. Our meeting place was one where we could shoot the large number of guns between us. A tiny sampling:
We had a bunch of good firsts amongst us: for many, first time shooting muzzleloaders, and first time shooting an IDPA qualifier course; for all, first time shooting suppressed, the .458 SOCOM and (I think) the 7mm Magnum. We had a bunch of good thumpers there, I’m still sore in the shoulder.
Running the .458 SOCOM was excellent. I’m pretty sure I squealed and giggled like a little girl the first time it went off. After some false starts (Aimpoints have a particular orientation!), we got it sighted in at 50 yards. I’m very happy with the purchase, and now need to get my reloading gear setup so I can start churning out ammo – that stuff is expensive!
The suppressor my friend brought was also excellent. After the first shot, I think we were all convinced to add one to the stable. With subsonic ammo, it was hearing safe – you heard the action cycle, and the bullet hit the berm. Not much else.
As far as I’m concerned, good times were had by all – I’m looking forward to doing it again.