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Default My other hobbies

November 2nd, 2006, 21:37
Another expensive and sometimes embarrassing hobby I have is target shooting. Living in IL makes it tough to find people and places that are accepting of such a hobby but nevertheless it’s still a blast, heh, oh boy. I'm a huge 1911 fan but partial to the .22lr cartridge since it's so damn cheap. I'm looking for a conversion kit for my blued Kimber Custom II to complete my very small collection. At the moment I own a Kimber Custom II .45 ACP, a beautifully customized Springfield 1911-A1 9mm stainless, and a scoped .22lr Ruger 77/22 - RP. I'm a sucker for bolt action rifles. I'm a great shot at 25 feet with a light trigger, but at 50 and beyond well… let’s just say I won't be winning any competitions anytime soon. The rifle is a tack-driver so a true measure of skill will take place at a range beyond 75 feet with really small targets; something which I have yet to do. I'm not into home defense or concealed carry debates since the guns I own are for recreation only. It's a lot of fun and I would recommend that everyone try it at least once in their life. It’s not for just hill-billies, gang bangers, cops, freaks, and murders. If used responsibly and respectfully the worst that will happen is a small burn from an ejected cartridge, something that happened to me only once and didn’t even hurt. Is anyone else here into target shooting? If so what do you have?
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