Camera? Check. Ear pro? Check. Itchy trigger finger? CHECK!!! I had gotten up early in anticipation to cover the Legion Firearms Proving Ground demo day on Saturday and was not disappointed. The short 40 minute drive to The Best of the West Shooting Range in Liberty Hill, TX landed me at the event around 10 where we were all welcomed by a couple of full-auto mag dumps that quickly got the electricity going on the range. Everyone filed into separate lines of the weapon of their choice, whether it was the LF-P9 pistol or the array of LF-15 rifles and the fun began.
The crew from Legion had a vast buffet of LF-15 series rifles in every flavor you can imagine. Every rifle was setup a little differently from its neighbor. They had full-length LF-15's with Browe Optics to their new SBR prototype with Aimpoints and everything in between. This gave all the folks who attended the ability to test each configuration and really get a feel for what they like and how the Legion rifles handle. I for one was a big fan of the full-length LF-15 Delta that had been hydro-dipped in the Multicam pattern. I must say, it shot like a dream.
The monolithic upper combined with their killer hexagonal cut barrel made for an extremely light, maneuverable and accurate shooting experience.
Quite a few vendors made the show, as well. Off The Grid Concepts had a great booth with plenty of kydex on display. The ladies from Austin Sure Shots, GT Distributors and Round 2 Brass and Reloading were also on hand showing their love. Legion and the vendors gave the folks that came out a chance to win some great prizes throughout the day, and the crew from Wahoo's Fish Tacos manned the grill and served up all the grub for the day's festivities.
Overall, it was a great day with some great people and great weapons. Plenty of people showed up to throw some lead downrange, meet all the great vendors and hang out with like-minded, gun-loving individuals who were all able to put Legion's best to the test.
Feel free to peruse through Legion Firearms' arsenal at www.legionfirearms.com.
About the Author: Brad Walker is former enlisted man, now WO, who may or may not be Danny McBride's evil twin. A ten year Army Aviation veteran who was an NCO before going to flight school, he now drives Apaches and is an FAA privately licensed rotary wing aircraft pilot. He's got a strong background in trauma/casualty care and SERE, loves to shoot and writes when his muse grabs him. Hopefully you'll see more of him on Kit Up!