Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Not Dead, Been Shooting

Hey folks, I know it's been awhile. Work, getting ready for my kids to come out this summer and shooting have kept me pretty busy.

I got to go out to a sweet private range and do some cool stuff you can't usually do.

Also shot my first handgun match. It was fun and I will definitely take up that hobby. On the good side my balance in shooting of speed and accuracy seems to be on point. Down side if I care about being competitive (vs defensive practice) I'm moving pretty slow. I'll work on it.

Learned some stuff about my gear and had a ton of fun. 

6 comments:

Pineslayer said...

Seems that 'life is good' for you. We all need more of that.

So what is the 'thinkage' between speed and defensive shooting? Seems that if you can put lead on target quicker, that is good, but is there a downside to this?

WolfBrother said...

I shot IPSC for a while. My "Combat Tupperware" (Glock) was made fun of.

After a while, after moving slowly/deliberately/smoothly (like you see in Martial Arts classes) while concentrating on shooting accurately, I got faster.

Then I started taking 1st or 2nd in at least one stage of a 3 to 5 stage shoot. Lots of folks with tricked out 45s stopped saying "Combat Tupperware".

Long story short - slowly/deliberately/smoothly/accurately - will allow accurate speed to happen. Take your time, enjoy the shoots, you'll get there.

WolfBrother

Theother Ryan said...

Pineslayer, more speed of movement between parts of the stage than speed of draw/ shooting. Like being tactical and moving how you would if it was real and you didn't know the stage vs knowing it and running through.

Here's a video to explain. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qk_SAnxLm5k

Theother Ryan said...

Wolfbrother, I didn't get that gun criticism. If I did I would just mention that unlike theirs which are constantly failing my boring G19 is boringly reliable.

Theother Ryan said...

Also thanks I'll see how time goes with it.

Honesty I haven't really defined my measures of success for shooting but it will probably be more drill based both for time (draw to 1 shot, draw to 2 shots, draw 1 shot to reload and one more shot, el pres or accuracy like shooting dot torture than my times on IDPA stages.

phann son said...

Pineslayer, more speed of movement between parts of the stage than speed of draw/ shooting. Like being tactical and moving how you would if it was real and you didn't know the stage vs knowing it and running through.

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