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Old 05-05-2012, 12:30 AM
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New shooter RIA 1911 9mm 25ft




Both targets were at 25ft. Both were at an indoor range but the yellow target was about two weeks after I first really started shooting and the zombie was about 2 months in.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:17 AM
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Both targets were at 25ft. Both were at an indoor range but the yellow target was about two weeks after I first really started shooting and the zombie was about 2 months in.
Good shootin' Glad I'm on your friendly side.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:55 PM
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Wilson Combat Spec-Ops 9 - 6 shots @ 15 feet. This gun is so sweet!!

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:09 AM
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Decided to try a "longer" shot this past weekend. At 50 ft, standing, off hand ... I managed to land all 8 rounds within a 6 inch circle.

Good, bad, other?

I've only been shooting since late Feb so I am still figuring things out.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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Good, bad, other?
I would say other - Very Respectable. I see many people at the range even at 10-15ft that would have better luck throwing the weapon at the target than shooting it.

As a new shooter all you can do is get better as long as you are getting proper instruction and developing good habits. One drill I teach new shooters is start shooting from near contact distances and keep moving the target back further and further every 5 rounds or so. Once you've found where you are not able to keep a nice tight group you've found the distance you need to really start working on.

Keep it up!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:21 AM
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This is a five shot group at 8 yards with a brand new Rock Island Compact. I took my time with each shot but it goes to show the accuracy is in the hands of the beholder most of the time
Remarkably my recently purchased RIA CS shoots identically. I haven't shot it past 10 yards yet, but inside 10 it easily shoots Silver dollar groups.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:08 PM
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I see many people at the range even at 10-15ft that would have better luck throwing the weapon at the target than shooting it.
Truer words have never been spoken!

I was at the range last night sighting in. There was a gentleman there with his 14 yr old daughter (one of the regulars). She usually shoots her Ruger 6" 22 or her Colt 380 Mustang (quite well too) and he shoots with a Kimber compact 45, always at 50'. When she first started she did shoot some at 20' with the Mustang to get her sight settings.

A fresh face (male, late 20's or so) showed up with a polymer 40 compact and a 200 round bulk pack of ammo. He sets up at 20 feet with a portable stand and a standard 50' bullseye target (roughly 9x12"). Out of 200 rounds I would estimate he hit the target 50 times (at 20' remember), the rest were all low & left. He left more lumber (from the target supports) on the floor than a lumberjack would leave from felling a tree.

After he left I wandered over to the regular & his daughter and joked with them about having her go over to him next time and show him how to shoot. She just smiled and got all red, really a cute young lady who might break 5' in heels.

Makes me happy to see guys bringing their young ones in and teaching them how to shoot and setting them down the path of marksmanship.

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:30 AM
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1st time at the range!

Took my new Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II to the range today for the 1st time. 30 years ago I as an MP on the pistol competition team. Haven't fired a weapon in over a decade.

I started shooting at 7PM after a full day at the office (yeah, I don't exactly live a hard life at 53 years old...) and shot for two hours. I was truly tired in a good way by the time I was ready to call it a night...

Indoor range, fair to somewhat dim lighting...

I used Federal American Eagle 230gr ball ammo and did NOT use the crimson laser. That sucker's for real world shooting, not practice and skill building!






The next two photos are of my first shots of the night. Nervous, not sure how my Kimber would do, and not yet in habitual breathing/stance/trigger squeeze discipline... (that's all coming slowly)



And of course, the head shots from that same initial try.



By the time I two hours was approaching, and I'd drank most of my water (thank God I remembered to bring water!), I was determined to get into the zone of breathing and squeezing that trigger, at 10 yards...



Overall it was a mixed bag, but considering I hadn't even HELD a weapon in so long, let alone fired one regularly, I'm pretty happy about the outcome!
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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Both groups were shot off hand. Top target is 15 rounds though a Glock 19, bottom is 10 rounds through a Kimber Conversion on a Sig Sauer 1911.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:37 PM
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Springfield Loaded Target at 7 or so yards, was shooting Tulammo so not the most accurate. I shot out the center of the shoot-n-c target with Federal HydraShock 165gr
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:10 AM
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Sr 1911

I shot this group last night. 25 yds SR 1911 230 gr, 5.1 gr 231
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:55 AM
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Good shooting. Where do the other holes around the edge of your target come from?
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:17 AM
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other people had been shooting different guns before i got out there and had a few flyers....so they put the black hole patches on before i shot
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:47 PM
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I don't know if this is any good, 2 flyers out of 20. Just happy to be hitting paper on what appears to be a big black blob at that distance.
Sig 1911 Nitron Rail .45
Distance: 25 yards
Ammo: PMC 230gr
Stance: Isosceles offhand (unsupported)

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:52 PM
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My first 40 rounds thru my new STI Gaurdian, at 12 yards. Gun ran perfect, 5 magazine loads of 8 rounds.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:20 PM
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new micro op

My first range trip with my new sa micro op. 120 rounds at 7feet to 30 yards. all round fired flawlessly.It does shoot a few inches low though,but expected that from the short barrel
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:37 PM
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GSG 1911 .22LR 50 to 60 rounds at 10 yards rapid fire (about one round a second)

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:10 PM
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This was with my brand new Caspian build, first time putting rounds through her. 10 yards, 82 rounds. Not doing a whole lot to check accuracy, some strings were pretty fast. Reduced sillouette.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:19 PM
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Practicing for the upcoming Bullseye regionals. I had a real good day. Hopefully things keep looking up. Keep practicing everyone!

First five shots of the day were at 25 yards, one handed, SlowFire with my S&W Model 66. Magtech factory 38spl 158gn semiwadcutter rounds. Best target I've shot with that pistol. Distinguished Revolver match practice:






Last 20 shots of the day were 45acp 160gn rounds, rapid fire, 25 yds onehanded, every five shots in 10 seconds.

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:51 PM
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Most recent range trip

Here is target for most recent range trip. Almost all shots were at 21 feet with EB KC, using 5 shot groups. I am getting better but no where near most of you.

Interestingly, the center right and left groups were with a Kimber Gold Match II the guy in the lane next to me let me use, we struck up conversation and switched guns.

I never shot a Kimber before and really liked it, trigger was a bit tight for me and rear sights a little wide for me but I thought I did pretty good with it first time out.



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Old 06-11-2012, 03:44 PM
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Here's some recent targets of mine:




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Old 06-11-2012, 05:11 PM
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Here is target for most recent range trip. Almost all shots were at 21 feet with EB KC, using 5 shot groups. I am getting better but no where near most of you.
Bluesdog
Bluesdog, don't beat yourself up, it doesn't happen over night for any of us. One thing I would suggest is use a target with a more defined aiming point and shoot close enough that you tear it up. Then gradually move it further out until you can't tear the center out. This distance is where you need to start focusing your practice using the fundamentals. There is not secret, sight alignment and trigger press/squeeze/pull, whatever you want to call it.

No shame is shooting close.

These are just my tips that I use at the range with new shooters or other officers that I'm trying to help qualify. Keep it up!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:08 PM
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All targets shot off-hand at between 15 and 25 yards. I rarely shoot less than 15-yards, unless I happen to be shooting with less seasoned shooters.

M&P40 Pro from 15 yards


M&P40 Pro from 15 yards


M&P40 Pro from 15 yards


GSG1911 from 25 yards


SA Custom 1911 7 + 7 shots between 15 & 20 yards


If you will indulge me, I'll add one more target from this past weekend.
Each group consists of 8 shots at 15-yards
Where did you find that Shot Diagnostic Target photo? I can't seem to find it anywhere...
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:52 PM
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The 5 shots in the quarter were shot at 100 yards.

The rifle is Rem 700 in 22-250 , trued action , Shilen barrel , Sierra 52 gr Matchking bullets.

The PD was shot w/ a self built Savage in 6mm/06 , Shilen barrel , 75gr Vmax @ 4200 fps , the distance was ( you're not going to believe it so I'm not telling ).

BTW, it takes A LOT more than just floating the barrel for a rifle to shoot good.

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300 yds ?
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:02 PM
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300 yds ?


It's more like 800 yards.

300 yards shot at a PD with a good rifle is a very easy shot.
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