Sunday, July 19, 2009

Took My Kentucky CCDW Class

I had to take a class to be able to apply for my State of Kentucky CCDW (Carry of Concealed Deadly Weapons License). This, as any who have a feair amount of firearms experience will know is very remedial. I found the laws that were overviewed to be somewhat helpful although quite boring. It brought me back to when I was in college as a Criminal Justice student. What most pleased me though was that it was the first time I had shot at a silhouette target in quite some time. Even though the range was only 21 feet I was quite impressed with my shooting.

I have never really been a proponent of pinpoint accuracy nor have I structured my practice or competition routines based purely on it. However I managed to fire 20 rounds in about 30 seconds from my Smith and Wesson Model 60 38 Special. This was firing double action only. As has been posted before this is a handgun that I am quite fond of. This one happens to be a Model 60-7 which was produced throughout the 90s. It is of all stainless steel construction and does not really fit in with the ultra lightweight revolvers that are fashionable these days. I find it to be quite comfortable though and even though the only thing I dont like about it is the hammer spur that can be remedied in short order. I hesitate to modify this revolver though because it is so nice the way it is already.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Top 10 Favorite 22s

1. Colt Diamondback
2. Ruger 10/22 RSI
3. Savage MK II BV
4. Marlin Model 39A Mountie
5. Remington Model 66 Nylon
6. Smith and Wesson Model 617
7. High Standard Supermatic
8. Mossberg Model 52M
9. Winchester Model 94-22
10. Ithaca Model 49
My Top 5 Favorite Shotguns

1. Remington Model 11 20 gauge
2. Ugartechea Grade II SxS double 20 gauge
3. Mossberg 590A1 6 shot 18 inch barrel
4. Browning BPS Upland Special 20 gauge
5. Harrington and Richardson Pardner Single Shot 20 gauge
My Top Ten Favorite Handguns

1. Smith and Wesson J-Frame 38 Special
2. Browning Hi Power 9mm
3. Heckler & Koch P7 9mm
4. Colt Commander 45, 38 Super, 9mm
5. Colt Detective Special 38 Special
6. Smith and Wesson Model 15 38 Special (all 38 K Frames)
7. Colt Diamondback 22 Long Rifle
8. Beretta 92FS 9mm
9. Glock 19 9mm
10. Colt Python 357 Magnum