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Old 12-03-2019, 10:45 PM
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In a real-world low-light shooting situation the goal isn't really shot speed, it's about rapid target ID and acquisition. You must properly identify if it's a friend or foe before you fire. If you have the entire range to yourself you should put up targets in all lanes with random numbers on them. Have the guy with the shot timer call out one of those numbers, and see how fast you can find the target with that number on it then fire and hit said target. Simply seeing how fast you can flick on a flashlight and blast a target in front of you doesn't really correlate with anything.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.

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