Sunday at Blackwater
Didn't have time to post before this, but it was wild! Todd Jarret took us thru the shoot house, twice! Imagine a steel building (it looked like 3/8" plate, covered in plywood) divided into rooms, all doors shut, you open the door and there might be anything inside. Good guy targets, bad guy ones, both with one covering the other ... or nothing at all. Firing live ammp. You get your adrenalin up so high that some guys were whooping and shouting at the end, when Todd grabs your shoulders from behind and says that's the end. I'm still pumped, a day later.
Then out to another range to try an AR-15 variant that Para will be bringing out soon. I liked it a lot. It has an operating rod rather than using gas impingement, which cures the AR-15's biggest problem. The bolt spring is moved forward of the receiver rather than mounted in the buttstock, so it can have a folding stock. A serious compensator that really does make it recoiless, if rather noisy. And this version had a fine optical sight. Todd J. fired it so fast it sounded like a slow full auto, say 500 rpm.
On the way to the range our lead Suburban pulled into another 'urban area" range and found it had 20 women in burkhas. OK, someone else's drill. and while we shot, the Muslim call to prayer played in the background. Behind us was the auto track, where cars regularly spun out. On one occasion we heard q thunderous boom from it, saw smoke rising, and heard gunfire, so I guess the drivers were being tested on an IED attack and ambush.