I am on vacation this week, so I decided to take a trip to the Palm Beach Shooting Center to get in a little practice. Today I brought along the Glock 17, Glock 27, and the Star Firestar M45. I got to the range around 10am, and shot for almost an hour. I fired 50 rounds through each gun. The videos were taken with a digital camera mounted to the brim of an old hat using salvaged parts from a tripod. Sorry if they are a little crooked.
First up today was the Glock 17. I fired 50 rounds of of Tula Ammo Brass Maxx 115gr. in 5 round groups. This ammo comes in 100 round little plastic “tubs” instead of the traditional cardboard box. I picked up two of them from Wal-Mart for $23 each about a month ago. Here are the photos and a video:
The Glock 17
Next up was the Star Firestar M45. I really like this gun. It is a very small, compact .45 ACP gun. It’s all steel and has a great trigger,too. I fired 50 rounds of Federal 230gr ammo in 5 round groups. Here are the photos and a couple of videos:
The FIrestar M45
Last up was the Glock 27. I fired 50 rounds of Winchester 180gr JHP ammo in 5 round groups. The last photo is after all 50 rounds had been fired. Here are the photos and a video:
The Glock 27
Overall, it was a nice trip. This is a great range to go to on a weekday morning. I pretty much had the whole place to myself for a while. They even gave me my targets for free just for “checking in” on Facebook from my phone when I got there. If you bring your own ammo, it is $15 to shoot, if you only use their ammo, it’s $10.
The Palm Beach Shooting Center:
My brother was in town last week, so I took him shooting at the Palm Beach Shooting Center on Thursday. We brought along the Glock 17, 21 , 27, and 50 rounds each of 9mm, .45, and .40. I also got a chance to use a home-made point of view tripod for my camera. I took apart an old tripod, and with a nut and a washer, mounted it to the brim of an old hat. First up was the Glock 21. I fired 25 rounds total, in 5 round groups. Here are a couple pictures: Next, I shot 25 rounds of .40 through the Glock 27: And finally was the Glock 17: The Palm Beach Shooting Center:
Ok, so my 50 round SGM Tactical Glock drum magazine arrived on Monday, so I went to the shooting range Wednesday morning. I brought the Glock 17, Glock 21, and Glock 27. The main purpose of the trip was to try out the 50 round drum as well as the KCI ultra-hi-cap magazines I bought last month.
Here is a quick video of me un-boxing the drum magazine:
First up was the Glock 17 with the 50 round drum. I loaded a full 50 rounds into it, then shot five, ten round groups and took a picture after each group. The drum worked perfectly, and didn’t really effect the balance or handling of the gun too much. Here is a video of me shooting with the drum and pics of my targets after each grouping:
Next up was the Glock 21 with the KCI 27 round magazine. I only brought one box of .45, so I loaded the mag twice, each time with 25 rounds. This magazine also functioned perfectly. Here is a video of me shooting with the mag and a few pics of my targets:
And finally I shot the Glock 27 with the KCI 31 round magazine. This mag did give me some problems. No matter how hard I tried, I could only load 14 rounds into it. I was even using the Uplula mag loader. So, I loaded the mag with 14 rounds and shot until I used up all 50 rounds of .40 I brought with me. While shooting, I experienced two jams, where I had to stop shooting, remove the mag and clear the jam. I plan on disassembling the mag and removing and excess plastic flashing left from the molding process, which is a known problem with the Korean mags. I also read a tip online to tap or smack the bottom of the mag while loading it. Here’s a video of me shooting and some pics of my targets:
As you can see from the pics, I shoot the Glock 17 best. My accuracy isn’t that great with the 21 or 27. Until next time, get out and go shooting!
I just ordered one of these from Sportsmansguide.com yesterday. It’s a 50 round drum made for 9mm Glocks. With all the current anti-gun hype going on now, I thought it would be a good investment just in case a new “Assault Weapons Ban” passes. Here’s a pic and a couple of youtube videos:
I’ll post some pics and vids of my own, hopefully with a range report when it’s delivered.
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I was off on Monday, so I decided to take a trip to the Palm Beach Shooting Center. I brought along the Beretta Neos, Kel-tec P-3AT, and the Glock 17. I fired 50 rounds each in the Neos and Glock, and 25 rounds in the P-3AT. I experienced no malfunctions of any kind and was at the range for around 45 minutes.
First up was the Neos. It’s a good range gun, although it can get a little heavy after shooting for a while, especially if you have the 6″ barrel model like mine. The Neos is chambered in 22lr and has a 10 round magazine. Here are some pics and a video:
Up next was the Kel-tec P-3AT. I use to own one and sold it last year. This particular gun was purchased from a co-worker. This was my first time firing this gun. It’s very small and can be difficult to keep a good grip on. The recoil isn’t too bad and the trigger pull is fairly long, but smooth.
And finally, last but not least, was the Glock 17. In my opinion, the perfect range gun. It is definitely my favorite gun to take to the range. It’s just the right size and weight. I have a good set of fiber optic sights on it, and I really like Glock triggers in general.
See ya later!
Just bought this from a co-worker a few days ago. I use to own one of these as well as a Kel-Tec P-11. I ended up selling both of them in order to finance my Glock collection. Well, my co-worker bought a P-3AT and had too much difficulty pulling back the slide to chamber a round, so he offered it to me. Here are the gun’s specs right from the Kel-Tec website:
The P-3AT is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It has been developed from our highly successful P-32 pistol with negligible increase in weight and size. The slidestop has been eliminated and the magazine capacity reduced to 6 rounds due to the larger cartridge. The firing mechanism is double action only. The magazine has a 6 round capacity. The KEL-TEC P-3AT is the lightest .380 Auto pistol ever made. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns. The P-3AT is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by licensed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-3AT ideal for female shooters.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSCalibers: .380 AUTO
Weight unloaded: 8.3 oz. 235g
Loaded magazine: 2.8 oz. 81g
Length: 5.2″ 132mm
Height: 3.5″ 89mm
Width: .77″ 20mm
Barrel Length: 2.7″ 68mm
Sight radius: 3.8″ 97mm
Muzzle Energy Max: 250ft-lbs 340J
Capacity: 6 + 1 rounds
Trigger Pull: 5 lbs 23N
The P-3AT has five main component groups: barrel, slide, firing mechanism, grip, and magazine. The barrel is made of SAE 4140 ordnance steel, heat treated to 48 HRC. The slide is also 4140 steel, and contains the firing pin and the extractor. The rectangular frame is machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminum and houses the firing mechanism. The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety.
Blued Finish $ 318.00
Parkerized Finish $ 361.00
Hard Chrome Finish $ 377.00
And now the pics:
The last photo shows the gun in an Uncle Mike’s pocket holster. This gun is really designed for pocket-carry. It’s small, lightweight and very concealable.