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Title: Went shooting on D-day Anniversary
Post by: RetroGrouch on June 10, 2019, 05:11:46 pm
It was way too hot to go to an outdoor range with the M-1 Garand, so I packed up a WWII M1 Cabine, a modern 1911 (kind of a grandson to a WWII 1911) and a Buckmark 22 pistol (just for fun).

What I rediscovered:  The M1 Carbine has almost no recoil to speak of, is accurate enough at 25 yards to put all the shots in the bullseye, and I need better sights on it than the military sights for my aging eyes.

My 1911 has a much better trigger on it than the plastic framed 9mm pistols I've been shooting lately, and more recoil.  It was worked on by a gunsmith back in Florida, and it seems to read my mind. When you to go off.

Lastly, remember to bring spare mags for the 22.
Title: Re: Went shooting on D-day Anniversary
Post by: coelacanth on June 10, 2019, 07:06:59 pm
I like the little M1 carbines.  The newly manufactured ones seem to be well made and magazines/ammo are readily available.  I think a red dot sight might be the best option for such a weapon if the issued irons are lacking.   :hmm 

The more modern pistols I shoot, the more I realize just how far ahead of the curve the 1911 and the 1911A1 were.  Firing 185-200 grain bullets out of that platform keeps the recoil impulse manageable and hits with plenty of authority.   :thumbup1

I like the Buckmark.  Decent little pistols for the money.  I have the precursor to that line in the old Browning Challenger II and prefer the weight of the all steel pistol to the polymer version but they are functionally similar and both are fine shooters.   :thumbup1

Title: Re: Went shooting on D-day Anniversary
Post by: RetroGrouch on June 11, 2019, 01:01:04 am
The sights are fine if you've still got young eyes.  I've got a spare red dot and a handguard rail for the Carbine that I'm going to put on it.


The 1911 was truly ahead of its time, as evidenced by the many different uses and how long it has survived.



Buckmarks are Aluminum framed, but I'd like a Challenger or Nomad if I could find one in decent shape for a reasonable price.



Title: Re: Went shooting on D-day Anniversary
Post by: coelacanth on June 11, 2019, 01:58:24 am
 :doh  Thinking alloy - typed polymer.   :bash