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Offline M.Ray

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2019, 05:46:53 AM »
Great idea on the timer.  Any competition with a timer gets at least some adrenaline going and if in a real situation fighting that adrenaline is paramount to winning the fight.

Agree. A timer can give us a sense of urgency and help us make progress more quickly in the training.
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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2019, 02:59:12 AM »
Yep, now I need to go find one. Did some more 25 yard work yesterday...and it needs work. In this situation, you CAN'T miss...

Offline GoBlueCO1

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2019, 12:29:23 PM »
I’ll be trying this tomorrow. Great post!

Offline AndyC

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2019, 02:38:48 PM »
12x18 plate at 70 yards as part of the Active Shooter/Safe Schools course in Texas:

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2019, 02:17:55 AM »
Nice, how did you do?

Offline AndyC

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2019, 05:16:39 PM »
I hit it every time.
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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2019, 09:43:27 PM »
I hit it every time.
Well done, sir, well done. 8)

Offline MadDuner

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2019, 09:50:50 PM »
I hit it every time.

Very nicely done!

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2019, 10:15:51 PM »
Thanks, guys - I've been doing this a long time, so I'm just grateful I can still see well enough as I age ;)
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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2019, 02:26:03 AM »
I did it again yesterday, rifle and pistol at 50 yards...not really encouraging. The only really good one was the "hostage" where I had about 1/2 inch to hit the "bad guy", and nailed the bad guy three times with the AR and irons. And of course, I failed to get a pic... ::)
My son did see some pictures on the phone and wanted to know why one target was down low - I said "that's the guy with the RPG - you have to hit him first." I got some of the photos on the drive at home, post tomorrow.

Offline Oldbear

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2019, 05:59:05 PM »
Great comment about what happened to the 3rd round.  Side note, did you practice with a timer?  I've found given all kinds of time, 3 shots to 50 yds onto a C-zone steel with any pistols isn't a big deal, but add the timer factor, yep, 50/50 at best for me.
Time factor not to mention the quart of adrenaline dumped in your system when someone’s shooting at you😏.   I agree though that practice at longer range can only help.   The more familiar you are with your piece of choice the better you will shoot it.    Find A gun you want to (and will) carry, and then do your best to wear it out through firing Lots of rounds.

Offline pooty

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2019, 05:33:06 AM »
Great shooting, what kind of ammo were you shooting that day?

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 11:28:18 AM »
I love the challenge of shooting long range with pistols. I commonly put clays on the 50 yd berm, but I don't get to draw at that public range. Then afterward I break out the mkII to finish off the fragments.
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Offline Yoni

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Re: A sad thing, but maybe necessary.
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2020, 08:03:09 AM »
Due to my past life, I have been in a few scraps both on duty and off duty.

I believe in being able to make long shots with a pistol, I mean 50 to 100 yards. I used to train with my duty pistol out to 100. Being a long time ago the pistol was just a stock Hi Power or later a Glock.

My longest for real shot was right at about 100 meters so a little over 100 yards, this was made with a Hi Power.

I also owned a micro Uzi, that was a track driver and allowed easy 100 meter shots. Being in Israel, when I would go to social events I would carry this gun as my "long" gun over my Colt Commando.

Now years later, with a red dot on my CZ P07, the shots have actually become easier. I carry the setting on the red dot with it being bigger so it will be faster to pick up in the majority of self defense situations. If faced with a real life long shot I would from a position of cover dial down the red dot to the smallest I could see under the lighting at that time.

It really is simple, just know and remember the bullet drop for your carry loads. Added to dry fire work at least 4 times a week. You will be surprised at how easy hits at 100 become with a lot of hard work.