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Range Report

Dear Reader,

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,
I <3 |<

Range Report: June 28th, 2015

Drae Reader,

Just because I am traveling doesn’t mean I am slacking on my range time. The lovely and talented Kathy and I spent some time on Sunday at Robert’s Gun Rack in Mobile, AL. Overall, I didn’t do bad. I’ve done better.

Each of these targets with 20 shots (2 magazines of 10), with the exception of the 986, which was 3 clips of 7 shots each.



This was with my Glock at ~20-30 feet. I keep pulling to the left for some reason. Not sure why. At least I was consistent throughout the day. All day I pulled left. :)


Still using my Glock but this was as fast as I could pull the trigger. Grouping is still off to the left but for 10-15 feet, it’s not bad. (Aprox 1 second between trigger pulls.)


I pulled out my Smith & Wesson 986 and did a little better at 20-30 feet. Still pulling to the left but the grouping is tighter.


Back to the Glock and at 10 feet. Not my best at that distance, but not bad either.


Final set, Glock at ~10 feet. Still nice and tight grouping. Still pulling to the left.


All in all, it was a good afternoon. Kathy did good despite the fact that she shot at pink targets. :)

Robert’s is a decent range. I miss Nashville Armory because I can tell the system how far out to run the targets. At Roberts they just have markers on the wall. But even with that, it’s a decent range and one I recommend to anyone shooting in the Mobile, AL area.

Until next time,
I <3 |<

Range Report: The Evans Militia

Dear Reader,

This Black Friday,  instead of participating in the shopping madness, the Evans clan – The lovely and talented Kathy, my son J.C., my Aunt Glenda, my Uncle Mike, and my mother – descended on “Saraland Shooting Center” for a morning of hunting Oompa Loompas. Here are my results.


10 Yards – 30 rounds


10 yards, 30 shots, Glock, Semi-autmatic

The shots in the head on this one were on purpose. But I missed the first one. :)


10 Yards – 30 rounds

10 yards - 30 rounds - Glock


5 Yards – 30 rounds

5 Yards - 30 rounds

I was firing faster than normal here. Also, the last magazine was double taps, thus the wild shots near the bottom.


5 Yards – 30 rounds

5 Yards - 30 rounds

This was just regular slow and careful at 5 yards. I’m pretty proud of this one. :)


Until next time,
I <3 |<


I’m getting better

Dear Reader,

Those that know me know that I have 2 hobbies – outside of computers – that I love dearly; Scuba Diving and shooting. One of the aspects that I love about these two activities is that the lovely and talented Kathy participats in both of them with me.

Today I was at the range shooting, because there is no good diving nearby and I’ve been kicked out of the house. (Story for another time). I don’t have previous targets to show you so you will have to take my word for it, but I am getting better. Here is what I shot today. All targets had 30 rounds.

15 yards


10 Yards


10 Yards – Double Tap


5 yards



I don’t approach the marksmanship of the likes of Paul Jones or Shawn Stratton, but I am getting better. :)

Until next time,
I <3 |<