Lynn Thompson : President & Founder of Cold Steel Knives
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Superbowl Shoot

I go shooting every Sunday to practice new techniques and to stay sharp.
As it was the Superbowl we cut the day short and only stayed out for two and a half hours instead of the usual four or five. The weather was pretty good and we got plenty of practice in.

A lot of people have asked online about what I shoot, so here you go.
This Sunday I shot:


50 rounds - Kimber .45 Auto
50 rounds - 1911 "Gunsmoke" (by Rich Wyatt in Colorado)
100 rounds - .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum Mountain Revolver
200 rounds – 1911 Kimber 22LR
100 rounds – Freedom Arms Model 252 .22 LR
100 rounds – Glock 17L 9mm
100 rounds – 10 Shot Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel Revolver (4” barrel) .22LR


9mm Sellier & Bellot 115 Grain Full Metal Jacket
45 ACP PMC 230 Grain Full Metal Jacket
357Mg Black Hills 158 Grain Jacketed Soft-Points
22LR CCI mini mag


I like to vary my ranges and targets every week.
I spent the day concentrating on head shots, shooting from 23yards.
I shot at my metal man target (a full size human silhouette made of steel and sprayed white) and at some very small steel targets (with one and a half inch diameter heads!)

I shoot every Sunday for four or five hours and am always striving to challenge myself and stay sharp.

Enjoy the photos:

My Colt 45ACP was heavily customized by Rich Wyatt at Gunsmoke in
Colorado. The Pistol features a mirror polish, custom frame (reduced width via machining), and lots of extras.

Shooting my custom Gunsmoke 1911 in 45ACP.

Headshots at 23 yards with the Gunsmoke 45ACP built by Rich Wyatt.


At February 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Adam said...

Very nice! Glad to know you're a gun guy too!

At February 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Vince said...

Thanks for posting Lynn! I really appreciate COLD STEEL knives, and all you do to inspire other people. I'm dialing in my new pistol, a S&W 629, but I haven't shot it enough to feel confident (yet). Sounds like a trip to the range is in order!


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