This is a page where I post entries about whatever I happen to be doing with a gun.
  • I'm not a gun nut, so you won't see me discussing the Second Amendment here; I'm just a guy who enjoys shooting at targets.

  • I'm not a gunsmith, so I won't be talking about the best way to do a trigger job. But I will be talking about any interesting gun that I happen to see or shoot.

  • I'm not much of a hunter (anymore), although I have spent some time in a duck blind. But if I get a chance to shoot a gun while I'm camping, you can bet I'll talk about it here.
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Sat, 15 Apr 2006

Rob got himself a new Ruger Mk III pistol.
It's a .22 pistol so he can do cheap target shooting. If you're not familiar with these (I wasn't) Ruger has been making them in various versions since 1949. This one has a fluted bull barrel, which should make it more accurate. It also has an amazing amount of safety features. It comes with a little hex-type key that will lock the safety in the "safe" position. It has a magazine disconnect so it won't fire without a magazine inserted. And it has a chamber loaded indicator so you can tell if there's a round in the chamber. The internal workings must be pretty complex. At one point Rob pulled out the "jackknife" style breakdown mechanism in the grip, but then he couldn't get it back together. There was something rattling around in there, and he had to fiddle with it for a while. Eventually he got it working, and we went off to try it out.

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