Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

2 months, 1 week ago 4
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One thing about being a gun guy or gal is you will do a lot of trading.  You see something you always wanted, buy it and after a while you fall out of love with it and move it on for something different!  Carry guns are different, you don’t really take them to the gun range and shoot them a lot, but enough to be really good with them!  They are harder on your hand with their lighter weight, they often have pretty good recoil.  A carry gun is mostly for just in case situations.  Situations you pray will never happen!!

 

My carry/car gun for several years has been the Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm.  It is  good gun, very reliable, fairly compact, but I really hated the trigger.  I traded it for the gun above, the H&K VP9sk.  This is a bigger gun, heavier gun but with a great trigger, and not carries 2 more rounds, 10.  I may still get something very compact for t-shirt carry, but I love this pistol.

 

It’s hard to beat H&K quality.  This one is the LE variant, with night sights and  it came with 3 – 10 round magazines, two with the very comfortable pinky extensions.  I will try carrying it for a while and see how it goes.  At the range, in combat type firing, (one shot a second or faster), I was able to keep all shots in a 6″ area from 7 yards, 20 times.  Not sharpshooter territory, but perfectly adequate for close range emergency shooting.

 

I will keep you updated on how the H&K is doing for it’s intended purpose!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

2 months, 1 week ago 6
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Sherelene has a medical conference in Hilton Head Island this week so we drove down to Amelia Island, Florida yesterday.  We will relax and visit family for the next few days and then drive back up to South Carolina for her conference.  I will be in rest mode!!!  I only brought the X-H1 and the 18-55 and 55-200 for just shooting anything that interests me.  I did bring the drone and hope to do some aerial images, if I can get off the couch!!!! August and September will be busy back in the office getting everything prepared for the busy fall that lies ahead; the Badlands, UP of Michigan, Acadia and two November workshops in the Great Smokies!

 

I’ve missed working with Jack this summer but have sure enjoyed my family!  I’m inching closer to really retiring, but still have that urge to go out and shoot.  I will share anything I get in Amelia with you guys, but it’s a very relaxed trip so I’m not sure how much I will be inspired to do!!!

 

This morning Sherelene and I were having breakfast on the balcony of our room on the beach and I saw this very small scene, in my field of vision.  The X-H1 and 55-200 were just enough to compose it.  It felt very patriotic too see the two flags flying on the beach walkway!  I’ll call this one, “American Morning”!

 

So, I will get showered and go hunting for some more images, or, take a nap!  Vacations sure are nice!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim