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Old 12-02-2017, 06:14 PM
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Shooting with Rocketman

We've been trying to get together to shoot for almost two years but life and other stuff kept getting in the way. Everything in the universe lined up today and made the 75 minutes drive to his house. Rocketman met me a roadside bbq and bought lunch (bbq pork sandwich). We then drove to his house where he set up a range similar to Hickock45 with various steel targets from 10 yds to 200 yds and a few wooden target stands that we can nail IDPA/USPSA targets.

I only brought two guns both .45 1911s (Harrison custom Colt and Chip McCormick frame/slide built by Marvin Fair). Rocketman dragged out an SBR with can, Wilson CQB, Glock 43 and 19 and a Smith and Wesson 629 Competitor.

We warmed up with some familiarization test firing of all the guns then we proceeded to run some old standard drills (5x5, Bill drill, Wizard, El Prez). Then we throw in the .44 mag that I shot two handed and one handed. That gun is huge and heavy, that was the reason that I was able to shoot it one handed. The weight held down the recoil to a manageable level. We shot the Rock River/BCM SBR with Gemtech can at the 75 yd plate. Shooting off hand standing, we were able to consistently ring the plate, well he hit it more than me.

We shot his carry Glocks and tested some new magazines that was delivered while we were shooting. The mailman must have wondered what the gunfight was about. A state forest Ranger came by to harass us You don't want to tangle with her, she drove the CQB and the SBR pretty good.

As some of you may know I have an old CQB (circa 04 or 05, bought it used so I don't know exactly the birthdate). Rocketman's CQB is a current model with nicely blended magwell, ambi safety and fiber front sight. I haven't shot the current model until today. I can see a huge improvement of today's CQB over my 13+ year old gun. We both agreed that a CQB is all a guy will ever need, forget anything else. I am trying to talk Rocketman to get one in 9mm. Next time I go to see him, I'll take a 9mm 1911 and let him try it. Here are a couple of pics, the CQB is the all black gun.



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Old 12-02-2017, 06:20 PM
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A great day, congrats.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:45 PM
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That sounds like an awesome day!
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:46 PM
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Great that you two were able to meet up Ricky, looks like a great time was had (even by the forest Ranger). That is a great way to spend a day, congrats to you both! The BBQ pork sandwiches sound yummy!
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:47 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:53 PM
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Yep good day brother..you looked like The Rock shooting the Fast & Furious gun
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:02 PM
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“...And I think it's gonna be a long long time, till touch down brings me round again to find...Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone.”

Except this time, R0CKETMAN wasn’t alone, he brought another gunslinger with him.

Those 629 Competitor’s are indeed very front heavy, even without the weights installed. They’re incredibly accurate and fun to shoot. Sounds like y’all had a super great time, thanks for sharing the fun day.

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Old 12-02-2017, 10:38 PM
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I was not familiar with the Competitor model at all until today. It was fun shooting it, all the weight really tamed the recoil of the big bullets.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:07 AM
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Looks like a great time! Thanks for the pics.
Rocketman looks like he's got a great setup. Anytime shooting is great.
Shooting a variety of distances and guns without a timer ticking away, Priceless!
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:19 PM
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Looked like you guys had fun.

How about a photo of your Harrison Colt? Is it still wearing the ivory grips?

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:34 PM
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Looked like you guys had fun.

How about a photo of your Harrison Colt? Is it still wearing the ivory grips?

Thanks
Here you go:



I returned it to its original grips

The gun does have Armor Tuff finish btw, just to keep it Wilson Combat related. LOL.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:37 PM
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Thank you, Sir.

Never get tired of looking at it.
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Nicely set up gun Ricky, and those grips have beautiful "feathering" in the wood grain.
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That’s a sweet pistol!
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:06 PM
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Nicely set up gun Ricky, and those grips have beautiful "feathering" in the wood grain.
Thanks Grandpa. John Harrison made the grips.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:13 PM
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Thanks Grandpa. John Harrison made the grips.
"He did good!".
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:52 PM
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Looks like a great time was had by all.
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What pistol is that clear mag for? Interesting looking.
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What pistol is that clear mag for? Interesting looking.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:32 PM
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I was going to say it's an experimental mag for the new Wilson EDC-X9 carbine
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:15 AM
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Man that looks like a lot of fun, very nice display of fine firearms too
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:50 AM
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I have an old CQB (circa 04 or 05, bought it used so I don't know exactly the birthdate)
That's not an old CQB... this is an old CQB. Actually, it's probably the precursor to the current CQB line.

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That's an ollllld one. I believe Ken H has one of those that he basically worn out. I had a chance to buy one somewhere but like a fool I turned it down, wish I had.

That one is several years before my CQB. I would refer to it as Gen 1

And by today's standard, mine is old. Current customers don't want anything older than 2 years.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:18 AM
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Even that picture is older than your gun... I moved out of that house over 13 years ago.
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