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Saturday, December 4, 2021

12/03/2021 S&W 640-0 .38 Special snub-gun range visit


~ 20-months ago was the last time that I had this revolver @ the range.  
I was long overdue for a refresher.

15-Feet (5-yards; 4.57-meters)
50-rounds Federal Nyclad +P 158 grain semi-wadcutters 
(recoil impulse was a tad ouchie)
 (a heavy bullet chased by a heavy powder charge = exciting things at both ends of the gun)


Again at 15-Feet (5-yards; 4.57-meters)
50-rounds Federal 130-grain red box ball


21-Feet (7-yards; 6.40-meters)
50-rounds Federal 130-grain red box ball

Over 150-rounds total were fired during this range session (three full 50-round boxes plus some loose cartridges that I had laying around, but I forget exactly how many of those there were). 
After each cylinder of live ammo I stayed "on-target" and dry-fired on the empties at least twice.  Sometimes I'd replace one or two spent cartridges with live ammo to judge and attenuate any "flinch factor."  

Anyhoo, I gots myself lots of quality trigger-time during this session.  Dunno if it was trigger-finger-fatigue or just bad technique / lack of practice that caused me to short-stroke the trigger during some of the fast-shooting strings.  

I also did plenty of practice with speed-loaders, speed-strips, and the good old fashioned method of dropping cartridges into the cylinder via onesies and twosies.  

(Before this range trip I should have spent a week doing dry-fire drills in the cold-range area of my basement.  Shoulda coulda woulda ...)

This much needed practice session was darn good fun.

Thank you 5 Star Firearms for the great shooting range and all of the other gunslinging goodness that you provide!  

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