I suspect my parrots would be jealous of anything perching on my shoulder...even a camera. We were filming our special rifle class for TBD/SURVIVAL, working through one of the long field courses with targets from 100-200 yards or so. We built the class around the Ruger/Gunsite Scout Rifle,, which I absolutely love. We worked a lot on snap shooting, shooting on moving targets, position shooting from 7 yards to 300 yards, quick reloads, etc.
We were shooting Hornady 165-gr SuperPerformance ammo, which basically yields 2600 fps out of the Scout's 16 1/2-inch barrel. I've said this before -- I love this rifle. It is everything I have wanted in a light, easy handling package with a powerful cartridge. I was shooting a Burris 2.75 scout scope, although I did really like Gary Paul Johnson's 1.5-4 Leupold scout scope. I didn't have any trouble making the 300 yard shots against pepper poppers with the Burris, but I think I might have been a little quicker on the trigger with a 4X.
Anyway, you'll be seeing this starting the first week of July.
REGARDING THE KIMBER SOLO -- damn, that little thing shoots good! My biggest worry for the little 9mm -- recoil -- turned out to be a non-issue. I mean, it pops you more than a .380, but it's no trouble to run the gun. We'll have a video report on DRTV, and I'll have my comprehensive review on Downn Range Radio next week. Couple of small issues -- the mag release button requires a *decisive* push to pop out the little magazines (which pretty much insisted on 5, rather than 6, rounds) and I would have liked a pinky hook on the mag base.
This week I've been carrying a Ruger LC9 9mm in a Wilderness Tactical SafePacker...I just out the SafePacker on my belt and used it as my carry holster. No problemo...like not carrying a gun at all.
BTW, I got to put some more rounds out of that gun that hasn't been announced...nice gun. Should such a gun ever materialize, we will have a massive video report on DRTV.
-- Post From The Road