I was introduced to the Steyr AUG/Austeyr F88 back when they first came into service in the Australian Army. So, getting one here in the US was like being reunited with an old friend. It may not be as much fun to shoot as some of my other rifles, but it is still the one I feel most comfortable with and am most familiar with. I don't pretend to be a great marksman these days, thanks to my rapidly deteriorating eyesight, but I have no worries ringing the 6" steel plate consistently at 300 yards.
I'll add a few more pics of some other firearms next time I'm on my home computer, though I have significantly reduced my collection to a handful of firearms that I shoot fairly regularly.
Three rounds at 25 yards, prone unsupported. Remington 597-HB in .22LR with stock heavy barrel, Volquartsen target hammer, and TS100 aperture sights. I've got bigger pieces locked away but this is my go-to varmint gun.
Class III stamps after paperwork in almost if not over a year here. Dropbear
what is your take on gas piston vs DI? I think if I go blackout with a suppressor and subsonic ammo it makes sense to go with a gas piston, right? No one wants cycling issues.
If you got about a quarter mil laying around I can probably locate an M 134 mini for you. Of course you'll need lots of paperwork and I'm sure several visits from the ATF will be in your future as well.
Most of these new guns depress me very much--ugly creations of stampings, black paint and plastic.
The other day I was re-rereading James J. Grant's classic Single-Shot Rifles, published in 1946. In the introduction, he drops this gem: "Like most real gun lovers, I have no affection for nor patience with military arms. Their crudities have no place among the fine techniques of gunmakers anywhere." Amen, Amen!
Jesus Christ, a 9x19mm round is in no way accurate past 50 yards, tops. I understand these guys are expert shooters but that's just fucking crazy. 130 meters? No one should shoot a pistol at that range. No one. Period.
Either way, no reasonable shooter would engage a target 3 football fields out. I mean, I've done it for fun at the target range with a RIFLE, but it's completely irresponsible with a pistol at that range.
EDIT - I don't think I've ever shot a pistol past 100 yards. What's the point?
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And yes, it's very impressive, for range shooting. But that's just irresponsible in real life. DIY back me up.