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Last week I scheduled my 2 girls a trip to the range, my GirlFriend and my SOCOM 16. My buddy was running an NRA Basic Safety course which I figured the GF should go to, since shes never been to one and its always hard to teach the one you have emotional ties with. His class went very well, there were a few other students in the class, 4 or 5, and I just sat there dream M14 Dreams until it was early afternoon and RANGE TIME!!! FRG1

Range temps were around 71, clear blue skies, light wind coming from left to right over the range, enough to keep the rounds on paper and keep us from overheating. Ammo used was POF Linked, (http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/308-146-gr-full-metal-jacket-ammunition-250-rds.aspx?a=545035)

Not bad ammo, I only had 2 problems, 1 FTE and 1 where the round fed, pulled the trigger, no bang-just click, cycled the action, out came the casing, but bullet fell out as did some of the powder GI8.

I fired about 150 rounds, slow fire and rapid fire. I wasnt going for accuracy, I wanted to push the rifle a little bit, being new to me I wanted to see if it would run. She ran BEAUTIFULLY. She looked kinda mean when I heated her up pretty good with a little smoke comin' off her GI6. I shot mainly from prone unsupported and sitting/kneeling. I couldnt find my sling last minute, which irked me pretty good, but I was still excited to take her shooting. I dont know about you guys with wood stocks, but after a while, about 120 rounds rapid fire, my shoulder started to hurt! I used all brand new CMI Mags, 7 - 20 rounders, 1 - 10 rounder, and 2 - 5 rounders, just to function test my mags and my rifle. I even let my GF try out the rifle, she only shot 3-4 rounds, she has eye domincy issues, so my 1911 works out better for her. Ill try and post pictures a little later, just have to see how they came out, haven't looked at them just yet. Now I just need the funds to build a full sized Scoped M1A and the M14E2 tribute rifle I have been drooling and dreaming about!

SGT Charles "Chip" Pinder
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Excellent range report...looks like you are going to be spending a pile of money in the future..no better place to spend it though...Pictures man, Pictures.MCORPS1
 

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I even let my GF try out the rifle, she only shot 3-4 rounds, she has eye domincy issues,
let her shoot it lefty if that's what you mean... I shoot handguns righty and long guns lefty for that reason.

thanks for the report; sounds like fun! pics ASAP GI5
 

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Being Her (the GFs) second time out, it was more FAM-Fire, getting used to different firearms. She tried out a Glock 17, SA xD in .45, Ruger Mk 1 and Mk 2, and my 1911. She tried a few different ways, including right hand left eye, which seemed to work out well for her GI8. As promised here are a few, 3 pics of the range day from the cell phone, not the best quality (or flattering in my case!), but hopefully better ones will come and replace these.





 

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How did your magazines perform? I just bought a few 20 rounder mags from 44mag.com that are CMI. I also thought about buying some 5 rounders and 10 rounders as well. Do they feel good?

Man... After seeing your pics at the gun range, I REALLY want to go shoot my SOCOM... just got her and haven't shot it yet.

Also, you said you only had 2 issues with the ammo out of 150 shots? That's not too bad... hmm... are you going to continue to buy that ammo?
 
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