Early Risers Coffee Shop ® (  

Go Back   Early Risers Coffee Shop ® ("Where Friends enjoy Friends") > Range Reports

Range Reports Place to discuss Shooting.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-19-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
rman
Moderator
 
rman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Kansas
Age: 77
Posts: 46,390
Default Trevor's Range Report

My gradson, Trevor shot an air rifle for the first time last Sunday. It was chilly and windy outside, so we decided to shoot in the basement. The range was 5 yards. The air rifle is a new Crosman 1077 CO2 pellet rifle. We had another one of these around here, but since Tristan left us, we have never been able to find it. They are nice, reliable little rifles and reasonably accurate. It takes a 12g CO2 cartridge and has a magazine that holds a 12 round rotary clip. I bought 3 extra clips, so the shooting sessions could last a little longer without reloading clips. It looks like the CO2 cylinders are good for about 48 rounds before losing power. The trigger is atrocious. It must have about a 14 lb pull, has around a half inch of pull, has hitches and creep and a healthy over travel. In spite of it all, I think he shot it well, especially for his first time. I preached gun and range safety to him and he did a good job of following instructions.

I did some searching and found a guy who makes replacement triggers that allegedly cut way down on all the undesirable characteristics of the stock trigger. His trigger has good reviews. I ordered one and it should be here Monday. Hopefully I will be smart enough to get it installed and working before Trevor comes up for Thanksgiving.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0135.jpg (93.4 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0136.jpg (95.4 KB, 8 views)
__________________
I used to be short, young and good looking. Believe it or not, I'm still short.

Last edited by rman; 11-20-2020 at 07:38 AM.
rman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2020, 03:44 AM   #2
panther
Extraordinary Member
 
panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: S.W. Missouri
Age: 66
Posts: 3,946
Default

It looks like you both had fun. Good for you.
__________________
I've found that growing up in the sixties was alot more fun than being in my sixties.
panther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2020, 07:42 AM   #3
rman
Moderator
 
rman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Kansas
Age: 77
Posts: 46,390
Default

We did have fun panther. I think it's almost more fun than shooting yourself. I did shoot it a little bit to make sure the sights were adjusted right. The trigger is so bad, my groups didn't look much better than Trevor's. I'm anxious to see how he does with the new trigger.
__________________
I used to be short, young and good looking. Believe it or not, I'm still short.
rman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 06:43 AM   #4
glockensig
Senior Member
 
glockensig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,937
Default

Good times! I hope the new trigger makes him happy(happier)!!
__________________
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle
glockensig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 07:28 AM   #5
Vetter
Moderator
 
Vetter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central Florida
Age: 73
Posts: 45,469
Thumbs up

Thanks for posting Trevor's range report. I'm sure we all are happy for you taking your Grandson under your wing to teach him how to be responsible and good at shooting sports. I feel like I'm with you and Trevor at the range rooting for him to have targets to make us all proud. He did great and I hope the trigger job works out. Thanks again!
__________________
Hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags or badges.

US Army vet 1965-1971
Vetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #6
rman
Moderator
 
rman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Kansas
Age: 77
Posts: 46,390
Default

Thanks! It was fun working with him. I hope I can get the new trigger in without losing any parts or messing anything up. These things are more complicated then you might think.
__________________
I used to be short, young and good looking. Believe it or not, I'm still short.
rman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 07:13 PM   #7
J_B
Extraordinary Member
 
J_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NW Montana
Age: 64
Posts: 7,126
Default

Nice
__________________

"Burnt Black Powder, Aroma Therapy At It's Finest.".
J_B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2020, 10:25 PM   #8
rman
Moderator
 
rman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Kansas
Age: 77
Posts: 46,390
Default

Thanks J_B!
__________________
I used to be short, young and good looking. Believe it or not, I'm still short.
rman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2020, 01:44 AM   #9
dowop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N.E. Ohio. North of the Hood
Age: 75
Posts: 2,230
Default

Good job...always can use another good wingman.
dowop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2020, 08:02 AM   #10
rman
Moderator
 
rman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northeast Kansas
Age: 77
Posts: 46,390
Default

Thanks dowop! He is coming up later this morning. Glad I got the trigger in.
__________________
I used to be short, young and good looking. Believe it or not, I'm still short.
rman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Early Risers Coffee Shop ® Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office