Am I the only one who gets excited about a range trip the following day?

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  1. KiloBravo

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    I just checked the weather for tomorrow and it is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL! (42 degrees and sunny) I am planning on heading to the range with my 1911, G23, .22 Marlin bolt action rifle, and maybe even the AR. Afterwards, I think I will check out Dick's Sporting Goods to buy up whatever they might have left of the WWB 5.56 on sale for $7.97/20 rounds.

    Does anybody else get pumped up the night before a fun day at the range or just outdoors in general? I know I sure do.
     
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    I am thrilled that it is predicted cloudy but mild here tomorrow and I can go to the IDPA match without frosting my trigger finger. I even took a new shooter - not new to guns, but no competition experience - out today and ran him through range commands and drills so he won't be quite so lost on the range.
     

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  4. KiloBravo

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    That is awesome!

    Stay safe and shoot straight. :wavey:
     
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    :supergrin: I have never seen that one before...but is is a good one, LOL
     
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    Well, I've been excited about going to the shooting range for the past month. So if that's any indication, then, yes, I get excited the night before. I should point out though, that this time is special. One of my college professors has just gotten into guns and was looking at purchasing a Sig P229 in 9mm. I got to talking and let it slip that I was a Glock fan. After thinking about it, he bought a Glock 19 instead. So, to give him a good introduction to shooting, I'm bringing three of my 9mm Glocks, a 1911, a Ruger Mk. II, and a Sig P229 in .357 Sig. I think at this point, he's more excited about the range trip than I am.
     
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    Yes, even though I only have to walk a couple hundred yards to the range I look forward to teaching new shooters basic shooting and of course I enjoy shooting myself.

    Today I was shooting and setting up plans for working a couple of my star pupils back to 52 yards. They have only shot (handguns) at 15 yards a couple times.

    So yes, even though I shoot almost every day I still get pumped up.:supergrin:
     
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    I sure do, especially when you have a new gun that you are itching to try out. I often prep the range bag the night before- ammo, targets, CLP, earplugs, spare mags, etc. so in the morning I just eat up, grab the bag and go.
     
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    Have you seen bac 1911 collection? :rofl:











    *Don't say show me your 1911 pics.*
     
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    I have a benchrest in my living room. I just open the south window to access my 880yd range. Actually it's my computer desk, so technically I'm at the range right now. It also doubles as my 'deer stand', I guess.:supergrin:

    I work outdoors year-round on the oil pipeline. 7 days a week for long stretches. It just feels more relaxing for me to shoot indoors. I run the targets out on the snowmobile, then head back to the warmth.
     
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    I sure do, especially when I have a new gun to break in. Actually I did that today and was exited about it yesterday and all day today. I have been waiting since Christmas to go so that my GF could go with me to try imy new S&W 442 No Lock since she bought it for me.
     
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    I am waiting on my entourage right now for the range trip. It is 50 degrees and I am ready to go. I will be trying out my new Micro Eagle .380. The tried and true G19. Plus my Buckmark.
     
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    Awesome replies everybody! I am glad I am not the only one. To M2Carbine, I am VERY jealous of you and your own range! :whistling: :supergrin:

    I just finished up cleaning all of the weaponry I took with me this morning. It was absolutely beautiful outside and the sun was shining bright. I practiced mostly just drawing and shooting from concealment with the gloves I wear during the winter, even though it was not cold enough to have to wear them.

    I shot a lot of my Marlin .22 B.A.R. and it was dead on with iron sights as always. I recently stole the scope off of it to mount on my AR. :embarassed:

    To everybody else heading out this weekend, stay safe and shoot straight!
     
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    Yes, I understand.
    If I could make a wish for every shooter it would be that they had their own shooting range.:)

    It's raining today, so no shooting.

    Reloading .223 instead and watching the old "Victory At Sea" series.
    Last week I bought a new Colt Target Match HBAR and was also shooting a Bushmaster M4 AR. Along with friends blasting up my .223 ammo I'm getting low.
    May as well make use of this no shooting day.

    Interesting that I never checked this before but it takes 35 minutes to load a hundred rounds of .223 on my old Dillon press.
     
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    I'm about ready to start shooting clays in my basement. With all this global warming we've had either sub zero temperatures or blizzard conditions every weekend since November.
     
  19. KiloBravo

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    That would be my one wish as well! Good to hear you are making good use of the rainy day to prepare for more shooting.

    If I am even in Texas, I will just follow the sound of gun shots to find you wonderful range! :supergrin: