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Old 06-21-2013, 3:35 PM
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Default 1st range visit in 5 months

Dissappointed to say the least.

Brought out 2 unfired guns: Colt Combat Elite and Sig SP2022
100 rds through the Colt and 150 rds through the Sig.

1st 6 mags through the Colt caught me off guard. My 2 SA mags were giving me feed problems, and I was short stroking it.

SP2022 was a ton of fun, but that DA pull is brutal. I swear I could grab a cup of coffee while waiting for it to break, but the reset felt great and the SA was fine.


And to why I was dissapointed - Shot at 10 yards the whole night on 12"x12" pistol targets - The paper and sights were all just a blur. Needless to say, I was all over the place. Groups got tighter over the hour... from horrible to just kinda bad.

So this evening I'm having my long overdue eye exam and getting contacts.

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Old 06-21-2013, 4:57 PM
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Yeah, I understand the sights not being in focus. I have the same problem. Fortunately, the target is still clear as day, and so far my accuracy hasn't suffered. Still, considering getting my eyes checked and finding a way to get the sights in clue too.

We typically have friendly, bragging rights competitions using 3" shoot n see (16 to a page so errand shots can give points to your friends) at 7 & 10 yards. Some days you win some days you lose!
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Old 06-22-2013, 7:02 AM
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The low light conditions at most indoor ranges messes up my eyesight too. Outdoors sunlight is best for me, but being out of the sun and heat sometimes is nice too.
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Old 06-22-2013, 8:47 AM
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well, i have a very mild prescription, I'm near sighted. just barely enough for contacts, which I'm trying right now. i figure glasses would be an inconvenience with sunglasses and shooting glasses.

im also cross eye dominant, with astigmatism in the dominant eye. so my focus time is a little slow.

all this means is practice makes perfect

at least i can hit a BG in the chest if it came down to it. between the eyes... not so much lol

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Old 06-22-2013, 8:51 AM
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Some indoor ranges have lights above the shooter in the stall which helps.
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Old 06-22-2013, 8:58 AM
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The low light conditions at most indoor ranges messes up my eyesight too.
Yeah, I describe indoor range lighting as the "dark parking garage scenario."
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Old 06-22-2013, 1:21 PM
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Yeah, I describe indoor range lighting as the "dark parking garage scenario."
lol... i think I'm just rusty and need more pistol practice. last time out was the same range on my 15-22 and i was grouping 3-4" at 15 and 20 yards

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Old 06-22-2013, 1:56 PM
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I know I get to choose what is blurry, my front sight or the target. One time I just used a couple of targets to compare which was better, having the glasses on or not - it was a wash depending on the distance. Sucks getting old.
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Hope the new contacts help. It will get better. I am sure I will do as well when might finally get out again.
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Nice handguns ! think of it this way at least you have ammo to shoot.
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Old 06-23-2013, 7:28 AM
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Nice handguns ! think of it this way at least you have ammo to shoot.
haha thanks. part of the reason i haven't gone shooting for so long is the cost and availability of ammo.

still have an unfired para p16 (.40 19+1), unfired mega /colt ar15, and unfired by me remington 870...

that trip alone was about half my ammo


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Get a .22 pistol, it really helps. I went yesterday and had not been in 4 months. Went through a couple of mags in 9mm, was all over the place. Took out the Ruger 22/45, and I could easily see the problems I was having. After a few more mags of .22, my groups tightened up in both calibers.

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Were you hibernating until summer!?!? lol. Don't feel bad, and I know you don't. You never forget how to shoot, like riding a bike...or skinning a baby. wait..what?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:16 AM
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Get a .22 pistol, it really helps. I went yesterday and had not been in 4 months. Went through a couple of mags in 9mm, was all over the place. Took out the Ruger 22/45, and I could easily see the problems I was having. After a few more mags of .22, my groups tightened up in both calibers.

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Were you hibernating until summer!?!? lol. Don't feel bad, and I know you don't. You never forget how to shoot, like riding a bike...or skinning a baby. wait..what?
you know what they say... there's more than one way to skin a baby, but you can only skin a baby so many ways

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Some indoor ranges have lights above the shooter in the stall which helps.
Yes. I find that if I stand such that the light is right over the gun my FO sights (which I have on most of my non-optic-equipped guns) are great.
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that would be a great excuse to get a sig 1911 in .22







you know what they say... there's more than one way to skin a baby, but you can only skin a baby so many ways

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DEFINITELY A GOOD EXCUSE!!
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Shooting is not like riding a bike lol. It takes time to get back into it.

BTW, did you steal my targets somehow??

Just got back into shooting (been off for over 10 years) and boy it was horrible. With my 9mm I'm still ok but my new 45, some of those shots I have to figure out where in the hell did they goto.

Went it got some contacts to hopefully help a little with the focus issues. At 1st my shots were all over the place but at the end of the day focusing was becoming easier (haven't worn contacts in 10 years also) and I was starting to group better with the 9mm (actually hitting in the middle).

I still can't hit crap my the 45 though. Like others have said, might have to break out the old Ruger Mark I and shoot with it again. That gun hasn't been fired in almost 20 years since I got my 9mm.
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Old 06-27-2013, 4:39 PM
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those are the Walmart targets, couple bucks for a 12 pack

was going to hit the range last night but got tired... got my contacts and I'm ready to go to town.

i know a part of my problem is that i like to rip through ammo fairly quickly, i suppose if i took my time i might actually hit something lol
that last outing i put 250 rds through 2nd in about 70 minutes.. including loading mags

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Try some dry fire practice at home. You will do much better at the range.
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"that last outing i put 250 rds through 2nd in about 70 minutes.. including loading mags"


Slow down and enjoy the ride. You will shoot way better. Besides, think of the ammo you will save.
I dont think I use 250 rounds in a four hour session of shooting........ Of course, I shoot Mosin rifles and my shoulder will not let me shoot that many.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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"that last outing i put 250 rds through 2nd in about 70 minutes.. including loading mags"


Slow down and enjoy the ride. You will shoot way better. Besides, think of the ammo you will save.
I dont think I use 250 rounds in a four hour session of shooting........ Of course, I shoot Mosin rifles and my shoulder will not let me shoot that many.
Thanks... it's a toss up I guess

Take my time and actually do well
Or burn through ammo and have fun... followed by dissapointment lol
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