Tuesday, March 29, 2016

More Spring Relaxation

My weekly lunchtime indoor range visit was cancelled last week due to work conflicts. (I know, right?) That meant I was more than ready to get to the range this week. When I got home from work on Monday, I debated between exercise or the range. Colleen helped with, "It's so nice out you should go, dinner won't take long to prepare afterwards." (Did I mention lately how much I love her?)

So I headed over to the outdoor range for some relaxation. I had just repaired cleaned a malfunctioning .22 pistol, so I confirmed it was working as the first order of business. Next I spent a little time shooting my EDC pistol from concealment. After that I switched to my usual range/match gun. Shooting at distances from 7 to 25 yards, the focus of the session was sight alignment and maintaining that alignment during the trigger press. I wasn't shooting super fast, but I was (this day) shooting super accurately.

After spending the day in a windowless office breathing recycled air, it's really nice to spend a little time outdoors. Early spring in Virginia is most pleasant, before the pollen gets too thick, which is why I spent a lot of time relaxing on the deck this past weekend. The timeout Monday evening too was very enjoyable and very relaxing. I may label it "practice" but for me shooting is more of a relaxing diversion than anything else.

Did you ever spend a day on a boat and later have the sensation of rocking on the water as you fall asleep later? As I drifted off to sleep in the evening, my mind's eye kept seeing the SIG Night Sights superimposed over the target. While the weather is nice I'll look forward to more evenings spent on the range. Of course, the indoor range will remain an option as an excuse to get out of the office on occasion too.

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