My first full eye exam after the surgery — looks like my right eye can be corrected to (pause for effect) 20/25...much better than even the best case scenarios. I'm pretty excited about this...I can't wait to start working the new vision on the range. I ordered new glasses today, and the new prescription goes to Decot Hy-Wyd tomorrow, and I'll talk to their experts at SHOT.
My Sweetie and I went to the range today to do some video on the Para Tactical Target Rifle...you know, the TTR does have a pretty impressive lack of recoil...not that the 5.56 is a pounder in any case. I ran a bunch of different flavors of ball through it, in P-Mags, C-Mags, Brownell's mags and some old military mags with no problems whatsoever. This is a fast, fast rifle. Also the folding stock is hands-down the best one I've ever used. Hopefully, we'll get the videos up before SHOT.
I also got the first rounds through my new Cimarron/Long Hunter 1866 Winchester .44 Special. Sweet! Great trigger pull and super-smooth short-stroked lever action. I did have one FTF with Winchester Cowboy, but I can heavy up the trigger just a bit. The Federal primers in my usual match rounds are a bit softer than the Winchester factory primers.
BTW, I have decided to suck it up and buy an FAL — the plain vanilla SA-58...I've always been crazy about the rifles and as many as I've shot, I've never owned one. I will put a scope on it, new eye or not. I'm thinking of using it in an Appleseed Project class...I think it's time to do an Appleseed event for SHOOTING GALLERY, don't you?