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JamminJ
05-04-2010, 8:37 PM
Having recently learned that buying a handgun in California wasn't all that onerous and shooting locations for them are plentiful in Orange County I decided to pick one up.

After taking a hands on safety class, settling in on a S&W 686 I paid my money and waited my time. Time expired last Saturday, here she is the happy new arrival at home:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/deadlysuperbike/IMG_0403_3.jpg

After a quick cleaning I took her down to the firing range in Huntington Beach:http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/deadlysuperbike/IMG_0404_2.jpg

All in all the results were so-so as you might expect. Here's my best target of 18, six shots each at 7 yards:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/deadlysuperbike/DSCN1667.jpg

After another cleaning and the realization I'll need to practice...
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/deadlysuperbike/DSCN1679.jpg

there was nothing else to do but wait for the UPS man:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/deadlysuperbike/DSCN1664.jpg

:p

With luck I'll be a little better after shooting through that pile.

Hope you enjoyed the story of my first time!

jcruzer619
05-04-2010, 8:58 PM
Congratulations JamminJ!
That's really not too bad for the first time out with your new gun (at least for me it wouldn't be). Enjoy!

JamminJ
05-04-2010, 9:00 PM
Congratulations JamminJ!
That's really not too bad for the first time out with your new gun (at least for me it wouldn't be). Enjoy!

Thanks! It was great fun.

Notice I didn't post the other 17 targets. ;)

whipkiller
05-04-2010, 9:02 PM
The Hello Kitty is a nice touch.:o

Masterdebater
05-04-2010, 9:08 PM
I can get my 357 on the 11 but won't be back til the 15 :( I envy u having urs I can't wait... Beautiful gun man and good shooting for first time

t0kie
05-04-2010, 9:09 PM
Congrats. It's a nice piece!
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JamminJ
05-04-2010, 9:10 PM
The Hello Kitty is a nice touch.:o

Heh, she was a gift from the wife. Really!

gdun
05-04-2010, 9:18 PM
that's my first and only handgun too. Congrats!

evidens83
05-04-2010, 9:23 PM
Nice choice congrats! So thats where all the 38 special went ehh ;)

Sajedene
05-04-2010, 9:25 PM
Hey you have a pretty decent grouping with that. Nice choice of a weapon and yay Hello Kitty cameo.

sholling
05-04-2010, 9:28 PM
Congrats on a great first handgun!!! The next step is to take some quality training (http://www.firearmstraining.com/). It's fun and you'll learn a lot.

JamminJ
05-04-2010, 9:29 PM
Nice choice congrats! So thats where all the 38 special went ehh ;)

Texas has plenty. :)

I'm picking up another 2000 rounds from another Calgunner on Friday. That should get me through a couple of weeks.

JamminJ
05-04-2010, 9:38 PM
A quality revolver lasts a lifetime, a few days is just a rounding error. Hang tough.

I can get my 357 on the 11 but won't be back til the 15 :( I envy u having urs I can't wait... Beautiful gun man and good shooting for first time

JamminJ
05-04-2010, 9:41 PM
Its a great choice. We ought to know!

that's my first and only handgun too. Congrats!

LAWABIDINGCITIZEN
05-04-2010, 9:45 PM
Welcome to your new addiction!

There's lots of support on this board!

Saint1970
05-04-2010, 9:47 PM
congrats and welcome to the crew---

jazman
05-05-2010, 5:40 AM
Good choice, good shooting, good times. Congrats to you!

Miataguy
05-05-2010, 5:42 AM
Congrats on your new gun!
I still remember my first time....I was hooked also.

den888
05-05-2010, 5:49 AM
Very nice 686, congrats.

GnarlyMilk
05-05-2010, 5:55 AM
Hey, that's Firing Line :)

Congrats on the new gun. That waiting time sux, mine new girl gets outa' jail on Thursday @ 4:23pm!

Rhatical
05-05-2010, 9:42 AM
Beautiful gun that will last forever! Great shooting for your first time out as well, I would be happy with that on my 686 any day.

kidrice
05-05-2010, 10:57 AM
nice cannon. i want one too.

with more practice, you're groupings will improve.