My nephew is in law enforcement and has been nudging me to go shooting with him.
I gave in yesterday and headed off to the range with him only to shoot my glock at close range(20-25 feet) to make sure I keep my edge with it just in case god forbid I have to use it to protect me or my family.
Next to our point, was a court officer training another court officer.
Just so happens they were shooting the big glock, and the officer in training couldnt hit the entire paper target(the coke bottle targets, or silhouette, whatever they call it) at 20 feet.
My nephew carries the same gun. We said hi, I mentioned I havent shot a pistol in almost a year, so with my poor vision lately I was a bit intimidated by 3 officers watching me load and shoot. I shot 2 ten round mags out of my gun, no flyers, all within a 4 inch group(25 feet), 8 rounds out of my nephews service glock, 4 inch group, and 10 rounds out of his smaller carry glock, another 3-4 inch group. I impressed the heck out of all three of them, even think I embarrassed the officer who couldnt shoot straight, and then I got to make fun of my nephew because my groups were better than his with his new baby glock. He claims hes required to have a 6 or 7 lb trigger pull and my glock is only around 3 lbs. Whatever.
(I never understood why Ive always been a decent shot, I rarely practice, and my hands arent that strong anymore, but my aim is always spot on)
Then he broke out a brand new rubber stocked Remington 700, a gun which Ive never fired. And a fairly new AR 15, .223 (I never knew the indoor range let us shoot high powered rifle rounds, but no full metal jackets, only soft rounds, but its still pretty cool we didnt have to drive another 60 miles out east to the outdoor ranges)
The AR 15 was ok, but Ive shot many of them in my time.
The 308 remington, with a scope, was a trip, but we only had 100 feet to range end.
I popped off 3 rounds,(Im not a bit fan of bolt action rifles) all three hit the 3 inch black outer rings on his targets, he was super impressed. I had to stop shooting the scoped rifle because it was a horrible strain on my eyes at that point.
I think we embarrassed the officer who was training. Poor thing, she couldnt get a grip on shooting straight, and she seemed like she was trying hard.
I believe to qualify they only need 175 points out of 250, so I hope she makes it soon.
I think this might be a regular thing now, since he goes shooting with all his cop friends and they want me to tag along and bring what few handguns I have left.
It was nice to spend the day with my nephew, chat, go for lunch, so I think if shooting is his thing, Ill go with the boys and give it a whirl.