Joined the local indoor range, the Outdoor Adventure Center of South Dakota. For just over $20 a month I get a key card and can shoot as much as I want whenever the range is open. Only down side is that I can’t draw, but I can live with that.
I went in and had a plan of drills that I could do on the square range. Everything was timed accuracy standards, and I used my timer and just started from low ready. As I hadn’t shot in almost 2 months, I pushed the target back to 25 yards and shot a magazine for groups. This sucked. I forgot how much harder it is to see perfectly in an indoor range. I had a four inch circle for a target and it wasn’t pretty. I also wasn’t gripping the gun hard like I should have.
I reset and hardened the f-up and gripped the gun and the next magazine was all 17 rounds in the 4″ circle. Much better!
I then shot Frank Garcia’s Dot Drill and sucked at it, so I moved on to some targets I got from Pistol-Training.com which had a 3×5 inch rectangle, a 2″ circle and a 1″ square. I would shoot 3 in the 3×5, 2 in the circle and 1 round at the square at 7 yards. My average was just under 3 seconds.
Shot a few other tight transition targets with small targets and started to do better. Finally finished up with another dot drill. I shot the first dot well, then the next was all 6 in a tight group to the right of the dot, then the same with the next dot. I was wondering what the hell? I finally looked at my gun and noticed that my failure to Loc-Tite the rear sight caught up to me. No set screw anymore and the rear sight was a 1/4″ to the right.
I packed it up and went home. The rear sight has been Loc-Tited and the set screw replaced, but I had to order the set screws because none of the local hardware stores carry M3 set screws.