Friday, September 29, 2017

Afternoon Range Visit

I didn't think I was going to get in my "fix" this week, but some time opened up Thursday afternoon. I got to the range later in the day that I usually do, and had the place to myself for most of my visit. I might shift my timing a bit if this holds true in the future.

This time I had packed some of the colors & shapes targets for something a little different. I also figured it wouldn't hurt to force myself into some slower, more precision shooting with the Compact SIG.

Running through a hundred rounds, shooting the various spots on the paper was an interesting experiment in patience and concentration. I varied my speed at times, noting how precise of a sight picture I needed to keep the hits in the color. Even at 7 yards it was easy to drift out. I found it very interesting that my tightest groups were on the small yellow circle; an aiming point that I found it extremely difficult to distinguish — the required extra concentration surely making a difference.

Eventually I felt the need to speed things up a bit, so the practice was concluded with a quick 50 round Julie Golob drill.

It was fun, then I had to go back to work...


  1. Sounds like it was a fun day. I hit the range this evening myself with members of Long Island Gun Club (a gun forum). Was a nice time, met a bunch of folks, shot a bit, then went out to eat with some of them afterward. Good time all around.

    1. Shooting and food with friends - hard to beat it!


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