To the gun shop!

An Aladdin cave it is too.
I went to pick up some spares and usually I am in and out in minutes, but the browsing bug bit and for the first time I had a good look around the shelves and racks.My PCP is, to put it mildly, like me, ancient, but what was there had me muttering WOW!
Never a good thing as far as the wallet goes.
Except it wasn’t me I was thinking about.
Although I taught SWMBO to shoot, she never could relax enough.
That’s mainly because I’ve always found it difficult to ‘fit’ a gun to her frame.
So imagine my grin when I found not one, but TWO racks full of “shorter stocks’.
The other thing that really got me excited was how light everything has got.
My mainstay PCP (although to be fair it has a beech stock), weighs in at 8.7 lbs with the scope and moderator fitted. So it’s a bit of a brick.
At 5 lbs, including the scope and moderator, the one I was looking at was exactly right for the smaller frame and lighter build shooter.
I managed to persuade SWMBO to size the weapon to herself.
The butt plate was placed in the crook of her arm and could she get a good position on the grip and the trigger. OH,YES, perfect! BUT, I got that “not today look” so that was that.

If money was no object, and there were no stupid gun laws, there was a lovely Korean lever action, 9 shot, 145 ft lb PCP in 9mm. Good lines, weighs 9.5 pounds which is a full pound lighter than the ubiquitous AK47 with a full mag. Except probably a lot quieter with a SAKS moderator fitted on the spout (muzzle).Talk about droll.
But at £899 I think SWMBO would have brained me if I’d bought it.
I had shot the .32 version many years ago and it was fairly accurate at about 2 MOA.
What surprised me about it was the recoil. Yes, it had one!
That and the one I tried was not moderated so it was really, REALLY LOUD!

Then it was back home via boring things like shopping to painting gates.
See how domesticated I’ve become!

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4 thoughts on “To the gun shop!

  1. shtfprepper March 23, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    one of my rifles (5.56 / .223) is about 9.5lbs with a 30rd mag. not light, but not bad really.

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    • pgraysurvival March 24, 2019 / 3:21 am

      That seems about the average and for you and me easy-peasey but for SWMBO and her arthritis, Light as possible is good.

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    • shtfprepper March 24, 2019 / 4:28 am

      Same for my wife. She cannot physically shoulder my AR15 and she can sort of get my Ruger 10/22 in a decent shooting position. She carries her S&W 642 though. We’re both licensed carriers.

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    • pgraysurvival March 24, 2019 / 7:47 am

      For me it was a given that you and boss would be two of the more sensible in the states.

      As for the anti gun lobby / milk sop politicians there, let alone here,

      They aren’t part of the problem. They ARE the problem.

      Keep frosty friend.

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