I had to take my Mother to the eye doctor today, and since she lives near the Oakdale Gun Club, I brought along my smoke wagons (and the 1911.)
I got to the range around 4:30 in the afternoon and I had the whole pistol range to myself! Whoo!
So I setup my camera and shot some video.
The first thing I shot was my replica 1858 Remington in .44 caliber.
Next I ran six rounds through my replica Colt 1851 Army in .44 caliber. I’m happy to report that the new front sight I made for it is spot on at 10 yards (no photo of the target though.)
While I was changing targets I found some of the spent wads that I was shooting. They made it almost all the way to the target.
Next I hung up some quart bottles full of water and took some shots at them. The 1851 didn’t do much impressive damage, and mis-fired for two cylinders, so I’m not posting that video. I think I need to shim the nipples out on that gun.
So I grabbed the 1911 and shot the bottles with that.
Black powder is fun to shoot, but it’s messy and slow. But any time at the range is good time.