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 Post subject: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:49 am 
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I usually go to the very nice indoor range that is 10 minutes away from my house. :sniper2:
But...
Yesterday, I decided to try a new place, about 45 minutes away. I won't mention names, as I don't know if that breaks any rules, but let's just say the "new" place does NOT come close to comparing to the "other" place. Very unorganized and while waiting for a lane to open up, not one, but 2 separate people came into the lobby/counter area complaining about 2 separate people being unsafe inside of the range...We probably should have just left, but we were there, had plenty of ammo and it was my oldest son's first attempt at shooting anything, ever. Everyone was leaving as our lane opened up, so we stuck it out.

I brought my Savage/Stevens 320 12 gauge tactical shotgun, and my 1 week old 995TS with 3 magazines (all I have so far), and 200 rounds.

My son loved it, as did my other son last week, but this one prefers the 12 gauge...at least that's what he said "yesterday"...today may be a different story, lol. His shots were all over the place with the 995TS but dead on the "Zombie" target with the 12 gauge and 00 buckshot (@ 35 yards).

Anyway, I was pretty pleased with the results I had from 25 yards, with no scope or laser, just the as delivered, un-adjusted sights that it came with. Keep in mind, until last weekend, when I put only 50 rounds through this 995, that I hadn't shot anything for nearly 30 years... :hmmm:

First 10 shots were all low (Pic 1), grouped pretty nice, but low, and since I wasn't 100% sure how to adjust the actual sight, I adjusted my aim. (Pics 2 & 3) were each 10 shots, and last pic is only 5 since we "split" a magazine....(last one for the day)
FWIW, yellow area of targets are 9" diameter, and shot while standing up. Only modification to my 995TS so far is the stock mounted 2 magazine holder, and the front folding grip.

I'm looking at getting an inexpensive scope to mount on the new 995TS, so if anyone has a recommendation, I'm all ears. I've seen a few on Ebay, but unsure about what to even look for, os stay away from, as far as specs. Obviously, I welcome any advice or tips on my shooting results.

BTW, I was so disappointed in that particular range, that I stopped by the other one (my local one), and not only signed up for my HQL class, but also got a 1 year membership... :minigun:

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 Post subject: Re: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:14 am 
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Glad you're having good experiences with your new TS. As you can see, they're accurate little carbines. As far as your groupings go, fine shooting, especially if you were shooting offhand (unsupported). :thumb:

Now, to the issue of your opinion of the range. Feel free to give names of places you recommend others frequent or stay away from. You'll find it hard to break any rules here. We basically ask only that you be civil towards others and don't post nudes (links are okay). Enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 am 
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Glad you're having good experiences with your new TS. As you can see, they're accurate little carbines. As far as your groupings go, fine shooting, especially if you were shooting offhand (unsupported). :thumb:

Now, to the issue of your opinion of the range. Feel free to give names of places you recommend others frequent or stay away from. You'll find it hard to break any rules here. We basically ask only that you be civil towards others and don't post nudes (links are okay). Enjoy.


Not to mention some great memories with both of my sons. My youngest (22) has always been a daredevil, so I knew he'd love it. The oldest (26) is a bit more laid back, but also loves it, which is great.

Yessir, they were all done with me freestanding, but leaning my lead leg against the table for support (as I have a bad back). I seem much more steady if I just point, aim and shoot...if I aim and hesitate and/or think about it, then I start moving a bit...nerves, I guess

The range I joined, is called Freestate Gun Range in Middle River, Md., and is VERY well stocked with new/used firearms, rental handguns, and ammo, very friendly and helpful staff, and just has a very safe feeling, as they are rather strict as far as safety goes. The one I went to yesterday, is called Horst & McCann, located in Belair, Md., and is the polar opposite of Freestate, IMHO...No Safety Range Officer there, and just very unorganized, and way too lax for me.

Like comparing a nice restaurant to a food truck...you get the same thing out of it (food), but one experience is just so much better that you wonder why you strayed... :run:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:56 am 
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Congrats on the good shooting and on picking up your 995TS! Glad to have you here with us , keep up the good shooting, stay safe and good job on finding a new/better range.

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 Post subject: Re: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:01 am 
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Congrats on the good shooting and on picking up your 995TS! Glad to have you here with us , keep up the good shooting, stay safe and good job on finding a new/better range.


Thank you! Safety is the main thing that concerns me. I think the boys also fully understand that while the 995TS looks almost like a kid's toy, at first glance, it is a pretty mean little rifle and DEFINITELY NOT a toy.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:30 pm 
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I need to clarify.... :stupid:

It was 25 yards, NOT 50 yards...

My son corrected me. I still had a blast, and ordered a Tasco Red Dot scope today for it, so maybe next post will really be from 50 yards. :run:


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 Post subject: Re: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:44 am 
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A day at the range is better than a day at work, especially when you can take the kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Took the 995TS (and my son) to a new range yesterday
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:34 am 
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srtolly wrote:
A day at the range is better than a day at work, especially when you can take the kids.

God Bless, Scott


I agree 100%.

I actually stopped by the range on the way home from work yesterday. I figured what the heck, I have unlimited range time now, so if I have a bad day at work, I can always stop in and "pop a couple" off. No worrying about how much time I take or feeling rushed. It's on the drive home anyway.

Found out it's an excellent stress reliever though. :)


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Congrats on the TS and the great day at the range :great:
I had a TS that I traded off, still kind of regret that.
I'll get another one someday. I do have the old style in an ATI stock, it's my main skunk killer and chicken house gun. :mrgreen:

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A range on the way home from work would be awesome. Couldn't have one on the way TO work though or I'd never make it there.

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