Sub Machine Guns And Semi Automatic Pistol

Competitive MarksmanshipOh, the pure pleasure and fulfillment of firing sub machine guns! I went out for a quick early morning shoot with friends of mine who love marksmanship as much as I do. In total, we fired the Springfield Armory 1911 semi automatic pistol and an Israeli UZI and an MP-5. The big guns sported fixed wooden stocks as opposed to metal folding stocks. On these occasions, I am reminded that every day of retirement, no matter how disabled my job rendered my body is a great day: I don’t have to go to work. But, any day I get to go to the range surpasses all. The UZI, a completely opposite concept from what I know as a safe weapon, fires open bolt. Further, designed prior to hollow point ammunition, this gun only fires round nosed 9mm. We tried the hollow point rounds, but they only jam. This weapon danced. The MP-5 felt stronger and heavier than the UZI resulting in greater accuracy from my pint sized frame. Therefore, I’m going to have to

work harder on a more solid stance to gain mastery with that UZI. But the 1911, a favorite standby, pulls the smoothest trigger a marksman could ever hope for. Like slicing through butter, I could fire this piece all day long. I did try, but then the clock struck “time to get going”, so we cleaned up our gear, policed brass and drove home. It just doesn’t get any better. Bad mood, sad mood, restless energy? Go to the range. Fire power balances it all out. Stay safe, have fun, always treat your weapon as if it is loaded, keep your finger off the trigger until ready to engage your target, keep your muzzle pointed down range,  know your target and what is beyond it. Wear your eyes and ears.

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"I worked as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for over 14 years, in a firearms carrying capacity. First assigned to LAX (1994), then to the Los Angeles/ Long Beach Seaport (1997-2007), I took an early retirement from my final duty station of El Paso, TX (2007-2008). Never having handled firearms prior to this job, I give full credit for my initial shooting lessons and safe firearms handling skills to the government. As I began to compete, I gleaned tips and coaching lessons from the best law enforcement instructors across the nation, turning myself into one of the best, too. I was a firearms instructor in Los Angeles and a national level competitor on a formally sponsored team from 1999 through 2003, being sent all over the nation for pistol match competitions. As a result of this gift of an experience, I went on to set five national records in the law enforcement shooting sports. Check in regularly to read about those and other adventures and misadventures!"
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