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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Defender Food!

So I continue to work with the Colt DefenderI seem to have found some food it and I like for the range.





 

















15 rounds with 10 at 7 yards, 5 at 10.  The reloads with 4.2 grains of Tite Group powder and 230 round ball totally changed the nature of the Pistol.  It fed and fired them without a hitch and turned it into a fun Pistol on the line.  I was not expecting that the gun would function with those powder loads.  Yeah, I pulled the first two rounds to the right as I expected the recoil and tightened my grip before the trigger broke.

So I got an idea.  The Commander is now fully in retirement and I thought that she and I did well at USTC.  Now she looks to occasional range time and will not be carried.  I thought I would be smart and get the CT lasergrips off and put her back to original Walnut grips and put the CT's on the Defender to replace the stock Houge grips.  









 







BZZZT! Wrong!  The compact 1911 platform requires a different model.  I looked around and CT does have a NRA  Instructor discount.  About 40% off retail.  Woo-Hoo! 

In other news it appears that even after people seeing me in HD TV, it did nothing to slow this weekends attendance for Basic Pistol and Concealed Carry Classes.  25 New shooters Saturday and 28 CCH students Sunday. 

I'm ready!  I have my spiffy shirts ready to go! 

 














Wish me luck!  I have never taught this many students before at one time!

18 comments:

  1. Nice that you've finally got it sorted out, and you're gonna be busier than a one armed paperhanger! Stay safe!!!

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  2. Nice!! Should be a great time - lookin' forward to the AAR. Enjoy sir!

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    1. Thank you sir! I might con someone into taking pics this weekend.

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  3. The Defender looks good, the new loads work, and you're That Guy. Congrats, and good luck!

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  4. It's all good! I like the fact that you are educating new shooters. :)

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  5. I good shooter is a pleasure.

    Don't think of it as full classes, think of it as a chance to have a greater impact. You'll do good, as always.

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  6. How many of those new shooters were starry eyed babes who saw your TV debut? The best teacher is one who is passionate about his (or her) subject. The best student is one who shares that passion.

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    1. True on the passion. As far as media exposure, well I really don't know =)

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