Saturday, October 4, 2008

WV Rite of Passage


I bought my first gun today from a surplus store in Charles Town. Brian was in there yesterday and saw a 22 baretta with pink handles that said right on the outside "made in Accokeek, MD USA" he thought was perfect for me. He took me back there today to have a look at it. It was very nice but I wanted something smaller and lighter. Not that I know anything about handguns but it's seems 22s are always longer because people use them for targets. I like shooting 22s though because they have no recoil, so maybe if I get more into guns I'll get one. I ended up getting a 9x18mm FEG PA-63 handgun, which is light and compact. It was also cheap, only $115 new. I might need it when people start eyeing my livestock for food. Brian is taking me to his gun club to shoot it tomorrow.

4 comments:

Elle said...

sounds like it is going to be intense, have fun shooting targets.

Gordon said...

I had never even heard of the Makarov round until you mentioned it. Apparently it is intermediate in energy between the 9mm Parabellum and .380 . According to Wikipedia, it is a good idea to replace the recoil spring with a heavier one in order to reduce muzzle flip.

Lynnis said...

um, ok I'll tell Brian that. I don't know what muzzle flip is...

brianblack said...

Lynnis did pretty good. She probably got 25 out of 28 on the target, and she went through loading and clearing her weapon AND first and second stage malfunctions all in one day.