Saturday, February 12, 2011

Therapy Session

This past week has been incredibly stressful.  For too much of the week I have been giving nothing but bad news to some of my clients.   Several have gotten mad at me because the law will not let them do what they want.  One client started sobbing loudly as we talked on the phone.  Though I try my best to stay detached, that's not always possible.

That's why, this morning, I headed out to the range.  I grabbed several hundred rounds of ammunition, and turned money into noise.

I had several boxes of some inexpensive Tula Ammo that I got at Wally World, and I wanted to see how they performed.  On a prior range visit, I had shot their .380ACP ammo and it kept jamming the Bersa.  This time, the 45ACP ammo did not give me any problems.  Well, no problems other than the fact that it is very dirty ammo.  It's actually dirtier than Winchester white box.  Accuracy?  I'm not sure I'll win any contests with it, but I'm not that good of a shooter to outperform it anyway.  Here's the target after 14 rounds at 7 yards.

Here's a second target, 21 rounds, still at 7 yards.  The pistol for both was a Rock Island Armory 1911 compact.

That's a lot cheaper than going to a therapist.  And a lot more fun!


Rev. Paul said...

Looks like fun, and sounds like you needed it.

It helps me, too. Glad you enjoyed it.

Keads said...

It is good therapy to go shoot. It is a mental exercise and forces you to let every thing else going on bleed away from your mind.

Nice groupings!

Rick O' Shea said...

Thats pretty good shootin' there, dude.
Of course, for the purpose it served, it wouldn't matter if it were shotgunned all over the paper.
Need to get out and do the the same, myself.
And for similar reasons.

Lawyer said...

Rev. Paul: Yes, I certainly needed it. However, I think I'll need another dose next weekend.

Keads: Thanks! Yes, by having to concentrate on the task at hand, I can let everything else go away, even if only for a moment.

Rick O'Shea: Thanks! And you are correct! Just being there and shooting is what I needed.