I recently wrote two pieces that are currently still sitting on my tablet. I'd post them but I'm lazy and stuck at work. Maybe I'll post them tonight.
It's strange being back on DA. I come back every few days when I power on my computer and see my homepage open up to DA and at least 100+ messages from people I probably don't even pay attention to anymore. I've been so distracted by life and bills and new jobs. I've probably been through four since I last posted but at least I have a full time one now that's indoors. Manual labor won't be a choice forever and as much as I love bartending I couldn't rely on it. Maybe in the future I can open my own since I ran a pretty tight ship at mine but for now I need steady work to pay for my new corolla. Don't judge, corollas are awesome.
I finally got time to go shooting at least and I got to rock the range with my Walther P99. It easily outdoes my Rock Island Armory 1911. Next trip should be with the P99 again and my 357 Ruger Security Six. It's nice to know that while my form was a little rusty and I had to change to an isosceles stance (I always shot Weaver before) for a while, I could still tear up targets even when I was shooting fast. My natural pace is rather quick and for how fast I shoot I think I did awesome. Transitioning targets was not as smooth but the P99 still outperformed my 1911. In 40S&W I would trust it in another bowling pin competition and to defend myself. I still think the three inch diameter dots were a long shot at best but with about a 66% accuracy average on them with the P99 I think I did pretty well for a guy who's spent months off the trigger. Sure, I carried every day but I just hadn't had time or money to really go shooting like I wanted to. Hopefully, that can change in the near future.
My range actually has challenge coins made just for their range too and I figure with the fact I always want to go with people I would buy them for my shooting partner whenever I bring someone new to be like a momento of when they first went shooting. It had cool people there running it who were knowledgeable and not the cliche hick or paranoid nut. I was there having fun with them and I've never had an asshole show up there yet. It's the perfect place to show people what the shooting community is really like, just a bunch of cool mellow folk who enjoy shooting sports. I figure that's worth a coin, even at $7.00 a pop. Plus, it makes for a fun bar game. Or at Starbucks, if that's more your thing.