Went to On Target (turn off speakers before clicking — loud sound effects on that site) range today. Shot indoors for the first time in a year and it was a nice experience. Friendly and helpful staff, good ventilation and lighting.
I finally shot the vz61 pistol and vz58 rifle that Czechpoint provided this summer, ran 200+ rounds through Boberg XR9-S, sighted in Anderson rifle and tried a variety of ammunition through JARD .22 upper. Full report with photos tomorrow, some observations for now.
With rimfire, ammunition quality matters. JARD upper was unimpressive with bulk ammo. Eley Sport halved the group size. CCI Stingers halved it again.
XR9-S is almost boring to shoot. It functions 100%, doesn’t kick much even with +P+ ammunition and basically shoots to the limit of the shooter’s ability. The gun isn’t a variable, the shooter’s concentration is.
vz61 was surprise of the day. It has a light trigger, decent sights, no felt recoil and 100% reliability with ball and JHP. I shot over 200 rounds through it and wished I’d brought more with me. 75m and 150m sight markings on it are truly optimistic, but it was quite credible at 25.
Almost forgot: I zeroed a Bersa Thunder 9 with Viridian C5L laser and tried a variety of ammo through Keltec PF9 with Twisted Industries .22 upper and CTC laser. The two laser-equipped guns were real crowd-pleasers: I ended up lending both to people who were shooting on other lanes. At the indoor range, even with good ventilation, the red and green traces were extremely visible and helped fine-tune trigger control.