I've been a bad boy again...... Nothing like a couple of target models to make the months go by...
Ruger MKII Competition Target. I had to sell my original one right out of college to be able to move back to East Tennessee. Found one that still had the factory packing grease on it. Gotta love Gunbroker!
Then this little sweetheart caught my eye at the local store:
Smith 617-1 (pre-lock) 6-shot. She will make a perfect match for my 686 4". I've already got a 6" 686 and 617 combo, so it only seemed "right" to get another "matched-set". She's currently in layaway and coming home in a couple of paychecks.
And now, the pièce de résistance. Something I never even knew existed until I started really wanting a true target-grade 9mm. I had the opportunity to shoot it's "little brother" a couple of months ago (the Expert model) and was amazed at the accuracy. I was about to order one of those when this Unicorn popped-up.
Quite literally unfired after it left the factory. The gentlemen who had it on consignment bought two and stuck this one in the safe as a back-up. There it sat since 2004, quite forgotten. He decided that, since he was retiring and no longer shooting bullseye, he would send it on down the line. And there I was!