Becker Patrol Pack and Ruger GS Scout

Becker Patrol Pack and Ruger GS Scout

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Great Day On The Range

Today was one of those days that I will remember for a long time. I have been meaning to get to the range for a while now, so when my good friend Kurt set it up I was all in. My boy Nick was also invited. I have been shooting all of my adult life, but I never had any real instruction. That changed today. Kurt is a very squared away guy as you can see from his Bio at 88 Tactical.. He even brought targets.

My guns for the day were a Glock 26, Ruger Scout Rifle, and a Rock River AR.

Nick and I took turns shooting while Kurt helped us with proper grip, draw, trigger pull and a bunch of other fundamentals. It was really nice to have a pro be able to correct some of the poor habits I have developed over the years. He is a real hands on guy as you can see.

Kurt had not shot my Ruger Scout yet, so he threw a few rounds down range.

I really did not burn through a bunch of ammo, but I felt like I got a lot of quality practice. I also got some good drills to practice at home. While Nick and I were reloading, Kurt was working on some techniques with the Hill People Gear Kit Bag. We are going to be doing a video and post in the near future.

Not only did I get some good training, I got to use some new gear. The MSR Universal is a very cool stove. It runs several liquid fuels as well as canisters. The new Solo pot fits just fine. Lots more to come on this jem.

Had a little range lunch to end the day.


  1. Thanks Jim, it was a really good day.

  2. Excellent day at the range! and nice choice of firearms too

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