This weekend I made it back to the range after about 4 months off. It felt good to get back to practicing. All of these targets represent 20 9mm rounds from my Glock 19.
As always, I start at 15 yards. Not bad, two in the center ring.
At ten yards I did a little worse. I am still pulling to the left. I think it’s my trigger finger but even using just my fingertip I still pill a little to the left. Still managed to put one in the center ring.
You would think that the closer it gets the better my aim would be. Not so. This is at 5 yards. Not a single shot in the center ring. The best I can say is that I had more shots in the scoring rings, that’s about it.
Seven yards seems to have been my sweet spot. Three in the center ring, all on top of each other. (Look close, you cna see that there are actually three shots there.) Only four outside of the scoring rings.
At this point, I’m getting a little tired. One in the center ring, six outside the scoring rings. Not great.
To finish it out, something different. This was 20 shouts – two groups of 10 – as fast as I could pull the trigger. I think I freaked a few of the other shooters out. :) I emptied each magazine in under three seconds. When the lovely and talented Kathy and I took the “Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making” class, the theme they teach is “stop the threat”. I think I was successful. Only one shot missed the target’s body mass.
By the way, if you are in Central Florida, I can’t recommend this course enough, “Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making”. It is taught by the Brevard County Sherrif’s Department.
- You spend time with Deputies, going over firearms and their use.
- You spend time in a simulator that is used by the Department training deputies on how to react to different situations.
- You spend time with a lawyer going over Florida gun law.
- You spend time out on the range with deputies teaching you defensive shooting. (Which it turns out is nothing like the drills I run at the range.) Just don’t take it in July. Good lord it was hot out there. :)
Until next time,
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