I am lucky enough to get to the range twice a month for practice and at least one USPSA or IDPA match a month. That is down due to the ammo shortage and as this continues it will likely decrease next year.
I usually go once a week. Mostly 22lr. My wife and I went through about 400 rounds this morning. Concentrating on home defense. 5 to 10 yards mostly with S&W 15-22 and braced Ruger Charger. I did put some rounds through the LCR. My wife is limited to 22lr and I am becoming more convinced you don’t need a cannon. When you are shooting fast offhand at short range and nothing is out of the 8 ring you realize 25 rounds would make a mess of an assailant. I doubt many could stand up to 4 or 5 rounds center mass. We did manage to pick up 400 rounds of Winchester 22lr last week at Walmart for normal price. $8.36/100.
2 days. I have a difficult time getting into the backyard. I will try to do better.
Welcome to the family @William590 and god bless you.
Welcome to the family @Ben70 and you are in the right place at the right time.
About 6 weeks ago I took my 91yo father in law to shoot a 38 that I bought him. He’s retired Military & pretty limber for his age. He hit the target (10" metal) 4 of 5 the 1st round & was about the same for 50 rounds. I shot some 9s thru my Ruger & 357s thru my Taurus. I bought a new 1911 2 weeks ago & this Saturday I am putting 150 rounds thru it as well as taking my nephew to shoot his new Baretta nano
Let’s keep this thread alive…
So … another TODAY I lost counting of my “TODAYs”…
Quick warm up and ready to fight multiple paper bad guys
okay…still alive lol…last week decided on “bolt gun rifle day”…Mossberg MVP Patrol, shooting old tarnished M193 with a 9x40 Nikon, and my RPR .308 shooting PPU 168grain Match ammo through a 24x50 FFP Vortex…and I shot better with the Mossberg …100,200,300 yards, better with the scout styled that the self proclaimed “precision rifle”…ugh. First time for everything, may be the ammo, and perhaps it was time for a thorough cleaning, which I’ve done. Last time my RPR shot over moa, this fixed it, hoping it works again…and I’ll bring my Amax 168 next time as well, generally sub moa with that.
Yesterday was “oh boy, they have a new falling plates rack at the club” replacing the old sticky beat up rack at 15 yards, though at 25 the old style remains. Brought 3 .45acp’s, my SA Range Officer, P80 G21 clone , and the M@P 2.0 45C. The 1911 shot like it always does (everyone needs a 1911 ), the P80 is on…the M&P…well, back to paper and practice with that one as I was not consistent with that gun. 9mm’s, brought my G43, Sticky holster, and G19, IWB Kydex, both carried at 4 o’clock. I haven’t carried the G19 for a few years, as I built some P80’s in a similar style, but found the formerly uncomfortable set up is now really nice…I practiced turn/draw/shoot-crouch/draw/shoot-run/draw-shoot with both rigs, and well, that G19 went back to being my main carry now. . Consistent hits on 6" steel at 15-18 yards off the run/crouch practice. The G43 I’m consistent at 10-14 yards, so all in all, felt really proud of myself . I also learned that if the Sticky holster comes out with the gun, don’t try to hold it while shooting. Having the slide whack my offhand trigger finger, drawing blood, sent that message home, and also the inconsistency of the Sticky coming out with the gun/staying on hip gave a +1 to the kydex…but both serve a purpose, and learning to sweep the Sticky off the G43 is good training. I also spent some trigger time with my P80 G17 clone and it’s .22lr conversion kit…laser beam, I tell ya’. The new steel rack is great; the 6" plates flip up instead of down, and a larger plate resets them, as opposed to the style at 25 yards where the plates fall down, and you have to either pull a wire that constantly falls off the pulley to reset them, or go out and do it by hand. All in all, a great day, supporting my feeling that “if you’re not learning, you’re simply wasting ammo.”
Went out Easter with 2 of 3 kids and 1 grandkids. We took my wife’s Gen5 17 with her new Overwatch trigger and my G43xMOS with new Overwatch trigger as well. Kids had a great time getting some reps in and got a couple new Overwatch trigger converts in the family.
Went shooting last Saturday on a friend’s property. Pistol was fine but, when it came to my AR-15 it was off. I thought I had it zeroed but not so. I’m gonna have to get zero targets and do it again.
I like it!
Feel free to use this setup at your class
- start at target 1, on far left → nice short conversation which converts to conflict with usage of deadly weapon. You draw, take one shot from retention, make distance and take another two shots while retreating behind left garbage bin
- tactical reload behind the cover (next to the bin).
- two shots on target 2, two shots on target 3 from behind the cover leaning out
- lateral movement to right garbage bin with three shots on target 4, while moving
- three shots on target 6, moving towards it, then two on target 5, center mass, one in the head.
White paper is a wall / bystander
Next step is to load the spare mag with random about of bullets, between 7 and 10, so you will have to do “slide lock” reload.
Good luck and have a fun
Went yesterday to sight in my new gun.
Put a Red Dot on my gun and sighted it in. It was a fun day!!!
Man it has been about 1 month and 1 month too damn long. I should be going tomorrow with a buddy of mine and I’ll be zero’ing my irons and practicing some drills. I’m so damn stoked to be going and plan on shooting a bunch of ammo. Maybe 200 rounds of .223 and 100 rounds of 9mm. Possibly even some 12-gauge depend on how I’m feeling.
I was yesterday to shot my M&P22C. I hate when tools sit at the boxes doing nothing
I haven’t shot it for few weeks and been curious if I still could shoot small gun.
Hmmm… that was quite interesting experience… I shot everything low
Did my handgun become faulty in the box? Do I need a new sights? Should I use different ammo?
Ok… I’m just kidding… That only showed what’s happening without practicing with particular gun for some time.