Grab your 8 Plus 1

michaelshoots.jpgFor the second weekend in a row Michael P, Michael B (pictured at right), Shawn and I have gone downtown to the LA Gun Club and busted caps into mad paper bad guys. Jason was able to join us today and it looks like this might turn into a regular thing. We’ve been renting a bunch of different handguns but today Michael P brought his rifle and rented a shotgun as well so we had a crazy variety of things to shoot. The LA Gun Club is pretty fun, they have tons of guns to rent for $5-$10 depending on the model, and everything I’ve gotten has been in the $5 range. You have to shoot their ammo but that’s pretty standard. Renting one of the 15 lanes will cost you $12 but a second person can use it with you for only $6 more. We’ve all been shooting a few hundred rounds and still getting out of there under $50 each. The staff are cool too, and happy to make suggestions if you don’t know what to try. Jason posted some more pics.

Me, I’ve been shooting a Glock 23 for years but on the recommendation of several people took an H&K USP .40 for a spin around the block and actually liked it quite a bit. At first I wasn’t so sure but it grew on my pretty quickly. We also shot some Kimber target guns today in Super .38 and .45 cal and wow, those things are stupidly accurate, and come with a price tag to match. What I learned today is that 5 shots of espresso *before* going to the range does not improve my aim – Jason however is like a freaking sniper.

With personal politics all over the map, it’s hard to come up with a tough yet factual name for our new found gun gang. Any suggestions?

20 Replies to “Grab your 8 Plus 1”

  1. I’m still pissed about losing that badass muzzle flash pic. I don’t know what the hell is going on with losing images. Between that one and the 2 from the show and another one at Best Buy of those evil Uggs I must be cursed…

  2. This place is next door to me… (no, seriously, that blue building on the other side of the parking lot — that’s me) and i love it! I can’t believe that I just learned about it this year. My friend, a democrat, actually joined the Young Republicans in college just because they used to take field trips here (oh, and those parties with the toot and the hookers too).

    I’ve gotta admit i’ve had mroe fun at gun ranges in New Mexico, but those don’t have targets signed by the Governator and Cypress Hill hanging on the wall. The funniest thing i’ve ever seen here (though stereotypical, i know) was a group of about 20 Korean tourists who came into the place — A single guy grabbed a gun (the ak/mak90) and the 19+ others all pulled out digital cameras and DV cams and proceeded to record/take pictures of the guy for at least 3 or 4 minutes. I was leaving so i dont know if the rest actually grabbed guns…

  3. Nice picture – does your girlfriend know you have her gun?
    Cute little .223 mouse guns. For the best “group therapy” get a .30cal. :-)

  4. My bad comment. It was supposed to be directed at 5000. Your choice of dot four five is an excellent choice!

  5. Ah, and to think that I moved to LA to get away from Who’s Got the Biggest Dick contests over things like gun sizes and how much lift your truck has.

  6. I’m with ya 5000. The moment I saw that post smarming your rifle as somehow being inadequate I rolled my eyes and dropped my measly little .25 SNS.

  7. You guys are all sissies with your “hand guns” and “rifiles” I refuse to own any gun that I don’t need heavy machinery on hand to carry and load the ammo.

  8. A Kimber will set you back some bucks. I didn’t know you could rent a Kimber. Have to try it out.

  9. “I refuse to own any gun that I don’t need heavy machinery on hand to carry and load the ammo.”

    That’s why I drive a Pinzgauer…so I can tow my howitzer.

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