Shooting with my friends

Yesterday, Rob and I went to the Harrisburg Gun Show. Rob finally found the Tokarev TT-33 (OK, it’s really a Zastava m57, but it’s basically identical), and I picked up some nifty ammo. Naturally, we had no choice but to organize a trip to the range to try out our new toys.

Rob cleaning his new handgun

Rob cleaning his new handgun

Exploded m57

Exploded m57

All oiled and pretty...

All oiled and pretty...

The range we went to was out in Bellwood, PA. We wanted to go to the Sportsmen’s Association, but the other guys in our group weren’t members, which wouldn’t fly with the club rules. So we tried out a little range about 6 minutes from the BSA. It was, however, a bit unsettling that the road to get to the range runs parallel to the range for about 20 yards. As in, one negligent discharge slightly to the right from the pistol shooters and my car has extra ventilation. Other than that, $3 a head for a day of shooting isn’t all that bad.

Any opportunity to wear the uniform is a good one.

Any opportunity to wear the uniform is a good one.

The gang

The gang

Mmm... Chicks with handguns...

Mmm... Chicks with handguns...

SKEET SKEET BANG BANG!!!

SKEET SKEET BANG BANG!!!

Volley fire = win

Volley fire = win

After a while, we asked the range officer to let us shoot some hard drives that had failed, and that I “just happened” to bring along.

Our makeshift hard drive stands

Our makeshift hard drive stands

Unfortunately, the video of the actual shooting is too low quality to warrant being immortalized on YouTube. However, I bring you the aftermath:

Evidence of Ryan trying to get the elevation right

Evidence of Ryan trying to get the elevation right

Hillary holding a particularly destroyed drive

Hillary holding a particularly destroyed drive

Rob shows off his kill

Rob shows off his kill

The day's carnage. Somehow, the black one came through unscathed.

The day's carnage. Somehow, the black one came through unscathed.

My target. One shot, one kill.

My target. One shot, one kill.

This is pretty cool. The platters fused together when the bullet passed through.

This is pretty cool. The platters fused together when the bullet passed through.

A nice shot of the exit wound

A nice shot of the exit wound

As we were leaving, I spotted a guy with a Desert Eagle, and asked him to let me take a few shots. To my delight, he agreed!

Yes, the spent cartridge hit me in the eye. Left a nice streak of spent powder on my nose and cheek.

An excellent day spent on the range.

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