There’s no better way to unwind at the end of the week than to go to the range. I wanted to try out some new hearing protection from Axil and get some time in with a revolver. I’ll be in Texas next week for an LTC instructor certification, which requires passing the Course of Fire (COF) with a revolver and a semi-auto. I thought it would be fitting to use my grandfather’s service weapon from when he was a sheriff, so I took it out of the safe, and off I went.
When I got there to check in, I could hear a couple of people burning through ammo like there was no tomorrow. I told the guy behind the counter, “It sounds like someone is wasting a lot of money,” and we both laughed.
When I got to my lane, I looked at what was left of their targets. As you can see, there wasn’t anything left, and they were shooting at air. I figured it was their money, and it’s a free country, so have at it.
I was there to test some products, and when you write for USA Carry, you are always looking for a good story. They just kept going, and curiosity got the best of me.
I asked one of the guys why they were blowing through the rounds because they obviously were not your typical shooters getting in some range time. There was brass everywhere, boxes of ammo, and brand-new Heckler & Koch semi-autos. My kind of people.
He was there testing some firearms for Heckler & Koch, and his name was Tim from Professional Analysis and Consulting. These are the guys you call if you want to test a gun to ensure it’s safe before it goes to market. They needed to put a few hundred rounds through each one, and from the looks of it, they accomplished their goal.
So, as you can see, the guns are still going strong, but the targets are toast. I pushed the hearing protection way past what Axil designed it for, and it was one of the rare occasions I had to double up. All in all, it was a good range day.