Stealth Potato wrote:That reminds me ofa time a few years back thatI watched a guytry and rapid firea 44 mag. and the third shot ricocheted off the guard that protects the target holder and cut the cable. The target and cable promptly fell to the floor and he boot scooted out the door.So, I was at Wade's this evening after work, trying out a few different guns, mainly trying to decide what my next purchase will be. At the time, I was firing their Springfield "Loaded" 1911 .45ACP: I aimed at the target, pulled the trigger, and was promptly showered by shards of broken glass. :shock: The ejected shell casing had flown nearly straight up, and smashed one of the two lightbulbs above my head.
The guys at Wade's were pretty cool about it, though - they didn't even charge me for the lightbulb. :P
As a side note, Springfield's "Loaded" 1911-A1 is a thing of unbelievable grace and beauty. I haven't been shooting for very long, but with that gun in my hands I was able to put every single round right near the center of the target at 30 feet. It truly felt almost effortless. If I could only spare the $1100 or so, I would buy one in a heartbeat. (I'm definitely leaning towards one of Springfield's more economical 1911s right now though.)