Damn, it’s getting dark quick. Sun down today was around 4:30PM REALLY????? Ah well, 8 days and we are charging into Spring/Summer once again!! (how’s that for optimism??)
Couple reasons for the range trip today – Zeroing the EOTech 517 on the Panther Arms Oracle and Zeroing in some additions to my Colt .22LR Tactical Carbine.
I picked up my Colt last year and have had great fun with it. However, I wanted to migrate it from iron sights only to something more closely resembling the Oracle. Here is what my efforts look like!
I installed a flip-up rear sight and the Truglo Red-Dot I reviewed earlier. You’ll also notice I’ve installed a single-point sling as well. As with the EOTech 517 on the Oracle, when you flip up the rear sight, you can see through the Red-Dot so that if the batteries fail, you have easy access to your backup sights. I’m working on a post regarding the use of .22 Tactical Weapons as a trainer in place of an AR, so I’ll leave the comparisons go until then.
The .22’s iron sights “came in” nicely and both red-dots dropped right in as well. So, as winter continues to come our way, I should get some good range time in with these two rifles.
Of course, I had to take some time to do some drills with my .22/45 – probably my favorite range gun. All draws were from concealment and worked at 10 yards and 50 ft. Nothing particularly special to report there. Then I moved back to 75ft and worked on the lower body box of the SWAT target. Hit rate was 85%. Then I moved on to the small square numbered boxes, about 25% the size of the lower box. Hit rate dropped to 60%. Heavy Sigh. Obviously have some work to do.
A fine way to spend an hour or so on a beautiful 50-degree day in Iowa!