Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Springfield XDm

A friend asked if I could store an XDm 9mm in my safe for a while. Apparently his stepson had an "accidental" discharge and Mom is pissed angry. I readily agreed but warned him that it comes with a fee. I will take it to the range and shoot it as I had never shot one of the XDs before..

I must be one of the few people in the shooting world that is not impressed. Reliable - yes but......
I shot a variety of ammo and mixed it up in the stack. It all went bang every time. I was set up at about 50 feet  so the distance was not extreme by any means. A consistent pattern was never found. It wasn't the usual correctable issue of being high right or low left (finger placement, heeling, etc) I was just scattered around the center at about a five inch radius. The weapons were switched to see if it was just me. The EAA was fine along with the SBH. I went back to the XD to more scattered shooting. An ammo change didn't make any difference.

I must say that I could shoot the PF9 better if I really took my time. I have difficulty with the PF9 due to its small size and horrendous trigger pull/length. There is an armalaser on my PF9. At 50 feet, the dot looks like a fly trying to find a place to land while pulling the trigger. Kevin refers to this type weapon as a "get off me gun" and I agree. Don't bother taking it to a shoot unless you just want to amuse the bystanders and keep the manufacturers of ammo components in business.

I found the XDm to be no more than another "get off me gun" and not as concealable as some others.

The only prescription is more cowbell !!!

"Demonstrators calling for the recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker learned there really is such a thing as too much cowbell."
Wouldn't you love to be in the courtroom for this one?

Monday, January 09, 2012

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop arrested in Wis.

Arresting officer Bunny Foo Foo said that "I went Bop-Bop-Bop in a Zopitty and got Mr. Doo-Doo into the Beezow or was that hoosegow?"

So he legally changed his name to this moniker. I wonder what he went by as a nickname?