second day at Blackwater
I ache all over. Eight hours of shooting. Shooting while moving toward, away from, or parallel to the target, shooting at moving targets, shooting while moving at moving targets. I don't know how many hundred rounds. My right hand feels as if it were sandpapered. Another shooter has a blister on his palm.
I'm coming to like the Para LDA trigger. I've always shot single action 1911s, never once shot a double action auto, so it takes getting used to. It's indeed a light pull compared to what I expected in a DA. As one shooter said, a Glock-like trigger on a 1911 chassis. Chuckle--the Glock shooters took to it readily, but had no idea of how to take it apart, and the 1911 shooters had the reverse situation.
Para-Ord handguns may become collectibles, soon. The company is changing its name to Para USA and relocating its manufacturing from Canada to North Carolina.
Amusing note: To shuttle all the people around, Blackwater lent us two Suburbans. They were vehicles used in their ramming exercises. One is minus front bumper, grille and one headlight, plus two windows, with windshield heavily cracked. Both had been badly sideswiped, and one has bullet holes. They are full of expended or live simulated ammunition (firing tiny paint balls). They're so badly beat up that one had a fender portion fall off while parked outside the cafeteria. They are, of course, great fun to ride in.