Saturday, May 6, 2017

Notes from Carbine Class

Pro- Driving the rifle aggressively
- Doing a good job of balancing acceptable accuracy and speed. For where my skills are now the balance is good. I'm seeming to be able to accurately judge how much time I need to make angoven shot.
- Generally getting solid hits on target.
- Transitions are going ok and more importantly becoming automatic. For a traditional Army Infantry guy getting used to transitioning to the pistol up close (vs getting the rifle back in the fight) takes some doing but it's feeling good.
- Shooting when my weak side foot is down has done wonders for my shooting on the move.
-Maybe some other stuff but enough self  ass kissing

Gear Pro
-The set up I used today with my pistol, 2x Pistol mags in a sxs pouch and 2x rifle mags in a double stack pouch on a rigger belt is a winner. It has some kinks to work out but to me for a home defense type set up the concept is proven.
- While too early to say for sure I'm happy with the new Glock magpul mags. Flawless.
- My guns worked great

Now to the less good stuff

Cons
- Head shots and POA/POI on the AR. Under 25 meters or so the 2. whatever inch difference between the line of your sights and where the bullet goes matters. I know the concept but am not doing well performing it quickly. Putting my sights on someone's hair to shoot them between the eyes is hard to remember when I go fast.
- The push/ pull method of seating a magazine is superior to the old army slap but I'm having a serious issue with the slap being so ingrained in me. Need to dry fire it a lot.
-I should shoot offhand at 50-75m more. That's not a strong area for me.
- On transitions to pistol I need to push the rifle a little bit further to the side instead of trying to game it to make time.

Gear Cons
- While the concept I used today of a pair of pants with rifle and pistol mags on a normal type belt was validated some the components were not. For the pistol mags I basically had a normal TT 2 mag pouch. Reloads from it sucked. I'm looking at some other options.
- The VTAC Cobra belt should replace the random rigger belt I am using.
- As another option I really like and will eventually get is probably the Hailey Strategic DC3 cheat rig. None of the chest rigs I have can accommodate a standard strong side holster as they come too far into my side. I have holsters that work for that but in a modular set up I like a standard strong side OWB holster. Also civie Ryan probably doesn't need 10 mags an if he does he will wear a full on belt kit.



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