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