Practice

Back at it

Last night when I got off shift I went home and grabbed the 1911 and belt and ran around in the basement going pretend pew pew.  I put a thinner front sight on the Kimber a .090 and so far I am liking it.  Ran around practicing with mini stages, programming and moving my big butt. Focusing on gripping hard through a stage also.  Lasted about an hour.

This morning woke up and ran around for an hour doing the same thing.  Definitely more fun that stand and shoot stuff, but I really need some more room as I can only move a few steps in the basement.  Can’t wait until the snow melts and I can go dryfire and train with more movement in my backyard.

6 more hours until I get off shift and do it again.

A week of nothing

No shooting, no dryfire, nothing.  Work was slow for a change so I decided that my personal life would be like work and took a break.  Back to the grind tonight after my shift.  Not really focusing on the shooting part, just running around with the gun.  Getting in and out of positions, changing directions, etc.  Wish it didn’t snow so I could run cone drills in the backyard.

Trigger control

Spent the day cleaning brass, and loading ammo. Loaded a total of 3000 rounds with the Mark 7, love that machine. Was going to fill up a second bucket of loaded ammo and got a good start, but then I went to the range tonight and burned up a decent amount of ammo so the second bucket looks sad.

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Would have preferred going to the outdoor range, but the road to the range is a muddy mess and I didn’t want to be the guy that tore it up. Weather is supposed to turn to cold and snowy again over the next week. Was thinking of going to the match on March 5th in Omaha. It looks like the weather isn’t going to cooperate, but I will keep an eye on it.   (more…)

Finally made it to the range again

I attempted to hit the range Tuesday night after work but found that my keycard didn’t work. After contacting one of the board members and man in charge, I was told that the keycard access doesn’t work from 11pm to 5am. This doesn’t help when I was planning on going after work and I get off at 2am. So I have to make different plans. I really prefer to go after work as if I go before work I will always be watching the clock.

Left work at 9:30pm on Thursday to head to the range. Got there at just before 10 and setup three targets a little wider than the standard setup spacing of a yard apart. I decided to try out CM03-18 High Standards as it is actually a good practice classifier. High hit factor is pretty sporty and your gun handling has to be on point. For Production division the HHF is 8 and for Singlestack it is 8.93. So if all A’s you have to shoot it in 15 seconds in Production and just over 13 seconds for Singlestack. Minor for SS doesn’t help.

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Ice fishing is exhausting

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First drop and first perch of the day on the start of my ice fishing holiday

Fished several times throughout this week. Relaxing, cold and exhausting.  Worth it and I am feeling rejuvenated.  I need some time off more frequently.  Caught some perch and limited out on Blue Gills on Thursday, and caught a bunch of tiny walleye and a decent pike also.  Got to watch a pike destroy a Gill on my underwater camera, it was cool as hell.

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The cold weather was rough on my hands.

Friday I was fished out, so I hit the range for a quick session.  Test out the new batch of Blue Bullets.  They shoot well, don’t lead up my guns, and smoke less than the brand I was previously using, and noticeably less to me in the indoor range.

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