Went shooting with the Son&Heir last Sunday morning, both to have some quality father-son time and to remind myself that I need to shoot more (because I really don’t like being humiliated at the range).
As always, his one-handed groups were about 50% tighter than my two-handed groupings grrr grrrr grrrrr so clearly MOAR PRACTICE is needed. Then he switched from the High Power to his little Marlin .22 rifle, clucking that he was only able to produce 1″-2″ groups at 25 yards… shooting offhand, with iron sights. (He thinks scopes are “cheating” — we’ll see how he feels when his eyes start to age.)
Anyway, the point of this post is to tell my North Texas Readers about an excellent little range in Lewisville, on the southbound frontage road of I-35 just south of Corporate Drive. It’s called Shoot Point Blank, and it’s much better than the large, impersonal corporate ranges that seem to be springing up all over the place nowadays. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the 20-bay range itself is great: no-frills lanes (a single rocker switch to move the target clip to and from the bench instead of those pointless computerized gadgets which break down all the time), and a shelf underneath the bench itself to stow bags and such.
Oh, and there was a stainless Springfield 1911 which had us both drooling. (S&H tried the trigger of that Springfield, a Colt Government and a CZ 97, and pronounced the Springfield to be the best.)
There seem to be a bunch of these ranges springing up all over the country (scroll down), so if one’s anywhere near you, give it a try.
I will be back to this one. Often.