2007 SHOT Show – Day 2

Ladies and gentlemen, today was a disaster. As I was heading out the door for the second day of the show I learned that our van had been broken into. Window smashed. DVD player, DVDs, and other assorted stuff gone.

A wait for the police, a filled out report, a call to the insurance company, a new window installation, and six hours later, I was on my way.

I didn’t actually get a chance to do any show stomping today, as I had been invited to a demo shoot by Leitner-Wise Rifle Company (now simply known as LWRC). Yesterday I had spent a while checking out their piston-powered SRT assault rifle and their Designated Marksman Rifle, and today I fired them.

How were they?

Boom. Boom. Boom. BoomBoomBoomBoomBoomBoomBoom. BoomBoomBoomBoomBoomBoomBoom.

That’s a quote. From the SRT, of course, because the DMR is semi-auto only.

For the first time, I had a chance to fire the 6.8 SPC. On full auto it had a bit more kick than the 5.56 (which I fired right after for comparison), but not terribly much more. (I don’t have a lot of experience shooting on full-auto (that’s actually overstating my familarity), so take my comments with caution.)

The DMR, incidentally, was nice. It comes standard with a bipod so Murdoc hit the dirt and let fly. Still couldn’t kit crap, though. That’s got a lot more to do with the operator than with the rifle, the optics, or the 6.8 SPC.

Good times. The trip down to the range, the trigger time, and the trip back, however, ate up my whole afternoon. So tomorrow, which had originally been scheduled as an optional partial day in the event that I didn’t quite get done by Friday, will get a full load.

UPDATE: No pics from today, so I’ll show what has got to be the logo of the year:

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Wear this one to your next mandatory voluntary cultural-diversity-sensitivity training event session.

By CRYE Precision.

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