Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:36 AM
6.7.18 Live Fire
Finally got a new range membership locked down, allowing the possibility to make it out for some practice. It’s been approximately 7 months since Stoeger hurt my feeling and I’ve done no live fire to fix it.
Partials @ 20 yards – Pretty much a shit show. I knew I had trigger control issues going in and this was a pretty difficult drill to kick off. Short version, I was pulling the trigger with the entire hand and my grip was no bueno. Focused in on the grip, pulling the trigger straight back, and a true sight focus made the drill good but not a true success.
- Take away:
o Figure out the grips on the gun, pick one and stick with it. Probably going back to Henning full checker on both guns.
o Use proper sight focus in dryfire now that I know what is required on a 20yrd partial
Doubles @ 20, 15, and 7 yards – Hit the par times pretty regularly (1.8, 1.5, 1.2 respectively).
20 yards was actually easier, I was able to get the gun up, align the sights & properly pull the DA trigger well within 1.5s. 80/20 Alpha Charlie with the occasional Delta.
15 yards was surprisingly difficult. It wasn’t making the time but getting the gun up and comfortable with the sight picture on the DA first shot. Follow up was not an issue, it was on the draw where I felt rushed. 75/25 Alpha Charlie, lower rate was pushing low/left on the DA shot.
7 yards was fast! Running 1.1s with reckless abandon. Had to find the right pace on the draw, ~.95 for me, to get the gun up/out of the holster leveled at the target to begin pulling the first shot. Also imperative to build the grip IMMEDIATELY upon clearing holster. Figured out the timing / sight requirements to land on 1.2 or faster with regularity. 85/15 Alpha Charlie, rushed need to up the points.
- Take away:
o Really started to “feel” more. Felt the gun track thru the entire cycle. Felt the gun being pushed on shots. Felt the “hitch” in DA as the disco slipped off the trigger bar. It was really interesting to just know what happened, when to fire a make-up, where (generally) the shot landed.
Four Aces – This was fun! Consistently hit 2.65 with 3a/1c at 7 yards. Personal best of 2.48 with 4a. Draw on average was .92 and reload 1.25. I’d really like to reduce both of those but the reloads are mainly the juicy bits. I’ve been having an issue with grabbing the entire Ghost mag pouch, really fucking annoying. Time to ramp it up in dryfire again.
- Take away:
o Just let it happen if you are going for consistency. Don’t push or rush or try.
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