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Old 12-04-2019, 6:35 PM
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10 million?
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:21 AM
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I will be going to FS in a couple of weeks and staying in Las Vegas. I usually purchase at Target Sports USA and have it shipped to me, but they are out of stock. Where in Las Vegas is the best place to purchase 9mm, 124 grain ammunition? I know I can get ammo at Bass Pro shops, but their prices aren't that good and neither is the ammo at FS. Thanks in advance for your help.
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I will be going to FS in a couple of weeks and staying in Las Vegas. I usually purchase at Target Sports USA and have it shipped to me, but they are out of stock. Where in Las Vegas is the best place to purchase 9mm, 124 grain ammunition? I know I can get ammo at Bass Pro shops, but their prices aren't that good and neither is the ammo at FS. Thanks in advance for your help.
Try ammosupplywarehouse.com. It's a ammo retailer in pahrump, very competitive prices. Your situation may be different, but i've had them ship to me in CA, drop off at a pahrump local hotel/ motel (check with them first), and pickup at their location.
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Another for ASW. Hotel delivery or they are just a few minutes from the Parumph hotels.
Just make sure you schedule a pick up time.


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Another for ASW. Good folks and good pricing b
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Ammo supply warehouse is great. I always enjoy the writing / drawings on the packages
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So today marks the first time ever in Front Sight’s history that a class had a 100% distinguished graduate rate. To be fair, it was a very small class, only two people LOL. I and Joe H., a retired Las Vegas cop, were the only ones enrolled in Wednesday’s Rifle Marksmanship Skill Builder class. Because it had been predicted that it was going to rain dogs and cats, I suspect a lot of people had canceled out. So it was two students to two instructors ratio!

The day started in the low 40’s on Wednesday and drizzled rain as soon as class started. It really poured after 11 am. It made for a miserable day as we had to go prone on the mud, constantly reminding me to Embrace The Suck. Those of you who are familiar with Rifle range 1, now known as Range 13, you remember how fine that dust was and the gravel top layer was just buried in it. Well, that stuff turns into thick mud that becomes a sticky clay the next day. The instructors took mercy upon us and allowed us to use shooting mats. My daughters yoga mat was a life saver!

Imagine shooting from 200 - 350 yards in the rain with your scope all fogged up and water dripping from the bill of your hat. No sun means no mirage to give you any idea of wind speed. They had flags along the range to give you some indication of wind, but they were so wet, they barely fluttered in the wind.

The great thing about having bad weather was that it kept all but the diehards at home. We both shot well from the get go and with such a small class, we moved through the curriculum fast. The attention from the two instructors, Josh Skoog and Dennis McCarthy was awesome. They’re both Precision Rifle guys and know their stuff.

They showed us and allowed us to try two different shooting platforms. One is the Rifle Creedmoore, the other was one I didn’t catch the name of. It involved resting your rifle on the elbow of your weak hand while the weak hand grabs the sleeve of the firing hand. Anyone knows what this is called?

We easily shot way over the ammo requirement for the class. I used about 250 rounds altogether. Mind you we had only one relay and there was little downtime. I shot ADI .223 69gr SMK and these seem to group less well than the IMI 69gr SMK I had back in February.

It stopped raining on the day of the skills test, fortunately. The thick mud stayed, however, and made it difficult to walk between the shooting distances. As mud caked up on our boots, we each grew easily 1–2 inches taller by the end of the day.

As there were only two of us, we agreed we’d have the test twice. The first time, Joe, the other student, got -5 on his score barely missing DG and I scored -4, barely DGing by the skin of my teeth. We had been having some friendly competition going through class to see whose groups were smaller and that only made him try harder. On the second test iteration, he scored -4, but I scored-2 LOL.

We finished the course curriculum by 3:20pm and decided we’d have fun shooting up the rest of our ammo on steel targets on the berm from 400 yards. I recall the last time I took Rifle Marksmanship, Kevin Cress had us shoot these from 200. Well, we had no dope for 400, but with Dennis’s spotting, we were hitting the center gong and making head shots from 400.

So, now on to Precision Rifle ! My Tikka TAC A1 in 6.5 CM is arriving just in time.

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Good deal. Dennis is a good dude and has really helped me work through some bad habits developed from Trap shooting. He is a very accomplished trap shooter. Always good to have him on the range.
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Oh man, That is die hard for sure. Congrats on the DG! You earned it.
You are also probably the only person who DG'd twice in the same day.
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Couple of tips for the rain lovers among us:

> Big 5's snowboarding cargo pants keep the boys dry and happy.
> Hand warmers attached on the scope eyepiece by rubber band reduces lens fogging up from your breath. Anti fog spray could also help.
> Always have shooting glasses with clear lenses available. Sunglasses may look cool, but they don't see cool on dark overcast days.
> Don't keep your rifle in the case for long after shooting in the wet. Let all that moisture in the nooks and crannies escape.
> Gloves placed over the heater register back in the hotel dries up overnight.
> Do not forget to use sunscreen in the desert even during inclement weather. It's not the heat, it's the ultraviolet.
> Masking tape does not stick on moist targets. When the target is drenched they stick better just like pages of a wet book. Sharpies do not mark wet targets very well.
> Clean your magazines at night. Mud gets everywhere and the cartridges bring them into your rifle. Even if you don't drop your magazines, your muddy hands will get them dirty.

I wish I had an industrial mask on hand to redirect the moisture of my breath away from the scope. A snorkel would have worked too, but it would look ridiculous.


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Speaking of all this rain, and I know it's been discussed before, when is the rainy/wet/cold time frame? Cold is also relative because I'm from the midwest, CA cold is much different than IN cold.

2020 is going to be a busy year but I'm trying to get out there twice. I just don't want to be out there in the rain and mud, that's a no bueno at my current skill level.
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The rain varies a lot, mostly December to February I guess, even then it’s very unpredictable. Most of the time it’s not enough to bother you, especially if you are doing basic handgun classes. Rifle and advanced handgun classes, and I assume shotgun too, would involve going kneeling, sitting or prone, that’s where the mud issues come to play. Most of the shorter ranges used for handgun are well gravelled over, but after heavy rains, these can look like tide pools, but at least they don’t look like mud lakes.

Bring a change of clothes and good attitude, or wear enough layers that you won’t get cold, and you’d be fine. If you can do well in the weather, imagine how you’d do in sunshine.

The only caveat is when you are bringing a significant other that you are trying to woo into the shooting sport. Do not bring her/him doing these weather conditions, lest their first impressions would be ruined forever...



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