# A trip to the Range

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#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
Recently, my twin brother George got a IT job at Thompson Guns in Rochester, NH. Earlier this week he came home with a Walther P22 .22 autopistol . This surprised my folks, because they figured that it would be me that would bring home a gun. Anyway, he was anxious to try it out, and being inexperienced with handguns, he wanted me to take him to the range. So today we made the trip to Manchester to a nice indoor shooting range I heard about. Great place. You can rent a firearm (revolvers, auto-pistols, rifles, shot guns, even machine guns), and buy guns, ammo, and accessories on the spot. They sold George some Remington Yellow Jacket rounds for his gun, and I started the hour renting a Beretta Model 84 FS Cheetah and 50 rounds of .380 ACP rounds.

The center target was from my first clip, just to get a feel for the Beretta. The next 10 rounds went into the right target... much better job . The left square was my brothers. Good job bro . George had some problems with his P22 jaming, so I took a look at it. The ammo they gave him had a tapered nose, I told him I think it'll like round nose rounds better. So I went into the store, and got a box of CCI Mini Mag's. The new ammo worked beautifully.

After the .380 ammo was depletted, I returned the Beretta and rented a Colt 1911 .45 and got some ammo to feed it with. 45's are fun to shoot, but this one was not accurate . Next time I plan to try the SIG or GLOCK.

After George shot off a few mags of 22 ammo, I let him try out the .45. This is the first time he has shot anything this big. He aims, and pulls the trigger. Takes a moment to get a better possistion... and fires off the remaining six rounds. Then he and I burst out with laughter... defiently an experience he will remember forever.

With only 5 minutes left of our range time, George finishes off his last two mags of ammo in style! I was surprised by his vigorness .

#### Ryan S.

##### Well-Known Member
who let you have a gun???

#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
I have a permit for that .

LOL! How did I know you were going to say that

#### Chilly

##### Well-Known Member
They still allow you to own firearms in Mass.?

#### Chilly

##### Well-Known Member
Sorry, man. For some reason I thought you lived in Massachusets.

#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
In Mass, you need a permit to have a permit

#### Donaldsrockets

##### Well-Known Member
Wow, cool pics Doug, I'm sure going shooting is fun once in awhile.

#### sandman

##### Well-Known Member
A customer of mine was given a treat with a trip to a private gun range after hours.

He has a "high pressure" job as a high school principal and had just finished a very grueling week.

His friend knew this and as a special treat , since they were alone at the range, pulled out some sort of automatic weapon, loaded a clip and let him shoot.

He said he never releived so much tension so fast! After empying two clips and completely obliterating the target, he asked for another clip.

#### Steward

##### Well-Known Member

Aren't they just sorta like little rockets...???

#### not a lib

##### Well-Known Member
Cool post! I have a carry permit also. That why some friend wounder when I say I am SHOOTING off some rockets! Have an original PPK (6 rounds-made in west germany!) way to go guys!!
not a lib :kill:

#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
PPK's are nice. I had a friend who had one. Matter of fact, I drove him to Smithys to buy it (his car broke down). I picked up a box of ammo for it, but never got a chance to try it out . Three years later, I still have all 50 rounds of those... plus one I found on the floor when I was sweeping up my shells (probabily fell out when I was clearing the only jam I had with the beretta),.

I was disapointed that the website said they had no PPK's, and a phone call confirmed that that the beretta was the only .380 they had. When using their guns, I had to use their ammo, but I decided to try it out anyway .

I was also disapointed that they no longer rented out their Desert Eagle . Such a bummer... always wanted to shoot one of those.... 50 Cal would make a man out of yah .

Oh, Steward, they are similar to rockets because they are balistic projectiles

#### Ryan S.

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by Chilly
They still allow you to own firearms in Mass.?
not really, if you have one you will probably get a whole bunch of protesters at your house if you live within a 20mile raddius of boston. once you get out went a little bit the way people think becomes more, lets say, sensible.

Originally posted by N3TJM
In Mass, you need a permit to have a permit
yep pretty much, people are crazy in this state

aahhhh!!!
2 Dougs!
aaahhhh!
with guns !
aaahhhhh!

Just kidding.