My Targetmaster membership expired in January so I haven’t been to the range since then. That doesn’t mean that I have completely given up on firearms; quite the contrary, I’m planning my first purchase.
After all the guns I shot last year only a few really stood out. These were enjoyable to shoot, easy to handle and represent some of the finest firearms available today. Here are my favorites.
In the category of best handgun, the winner is…
The Beretta U22 Neo. This is one of the first guns we shot, and it was the one we always switched to when the Kid and I just wanted to relax and have fun after firing a bigger caliber. I still hate the design but I am a function over form kind of guy, and this gun simply never disappointed. It’s extremely accurate, doesn’t weigh alot or take your arm off when it fires.
In the category of best carbine, the winner is…
Looks like the Italians are going to sweep this year because the Cx4 Storm. The Cx4 Storm surprised me in many ways. The composites keep the gun light but still manage to feel natural. I was at first put off by the kick, but after several firings I found that it was a natural force that a good stance easily compensated for.
One of the biggest shortcomings with the membership at Targetmaster was the fact that it is an indoor range limited to 25 yards. I really want to explore shooting at longer distances using scoped rifles. Plus the Kid never got comfortable with the automatic fire.