Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Slow Bangity

I shot a 3-gun match this morning. It was a local club match and the course of fire probably doesn't comport with most other ones. Minimum of 10 shots with a handgun, 4 with a shotgun, and 8 with a rifle: Any caliber, any sights.

My time was slow, probably because this was my rifle:


(At least I had stripper clips.)

It wasn't the loudest gun there, for sumdood had an SBR AR-15.

5 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

What, pray, are stripper clips?
Short videos from a Vegas bar?

Big Sweetie said...

Stu, you can't be very "Ole" if you don't know what stripper clips are. Here's a YouTube video... they're used for M1's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsZPgx-CRRw

Comrade Misfit said...

Big Sweetie, that's an M-1 en bloc clip. A stripper clip is used to load ammunition into a magazine. You can see a shooter using one to lad a SLME here.

CenterPuke88 said...

Also, Big Sweetie, the M-1 enbloc clip has a potential flaw that the stripper clip avoids. The en bloc clip from an M-1 is ejected after the last round is fired, with an audible ping. During WWII, the Army tested various alternate enbloc clip materials in order to reduce this sound, as reports had been received that German and Japanese troops could hear the ping to know when the GI's were reloading. Now, after the war, this was discounted, but the Army still worked to quieten the ejection noise of the M-1.

For ease of distinction, the enbloc clip is like a full-moon clip for a revolver and the stripper clip is more like a speed loader.

Ole Phat Stu said...

OK, that's referred to as a magazine refiller here.

@Big Sweetie : I'm 71 :-)