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Offline Joe L

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I made a short video a couple of weeks ago on shooting a pistol from a bench rest and linked to it in the 200 yard video topic in the polymer pistol forum.  I thought I would post a link here just in case others are interested in some of the details on my personal technique. 

I think I tried 100 and 200 yards for the first time maybe 5 years ago.  It isn't something I do often or take lightly.  I would guess I have between 500 and 1000 rounds worth of experience shooting P-09/07, 75B/97B"E", and, most recently, the P-10C/F and S pistols at 100/200 yards now.  To me, shooting pistols long range is a shooting discipline, just like bullseye and run/gun, a skill that can be improved on over the years as one gains experience and perfects technique. 



Let me know what you think, or if you have anything to add that I may have missed. 

Joe
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 10:34:39 AM by Joe L »
CZ-75B 9mm and Kadet, 97B"E", two P-09's, P-07, P-10C, P-10F

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Re: Shooting a pistol from a bench rest, what I've learned
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 11:44:59 PM »
Thank you! You are definitely a beacon of hope for those of us creeping up in age, too.  ;D 8) Much appreciated!

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Re: Shooting a pistol from a bench rest, what I've learned,P-10S at 100 yd
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 10:33:40 AM »
So, I should have gone back and reviewed my own "how to" video posted above before going to the range on Thursday, but I didn't.  So I set everything up at 9am under windy and partly cloudy conditions, with a storm expected before 11.  Low winter sun at around 10-11 o'clock to the shooting direction.  Winds 15-25 mph from 2 o'clock.  Had to weight the video camera tripods down, and then put a blind on the sight to keep the glare off the lens. 

I thought I could just set up and shoot a couple a 6" groups with the little subcompact and then go home before the storm.  That was my first bad assumption.  It took 40 rounds and 8 walks to/from the target for me to settle down and do everything right per my kitchen video.  Grip was too loose, dot was too bright, wind was varying, sun was going in and out of the clouds.  I decided to cut the video down to the last ten shots.  By that time, the clouds were getting heavy and dark and the wind was changing.  But the target was finally presentable. 

Next I decided to pull the P-10F out of the bag and shoot 10 rounds, same conditions, same setup.  That actually went fairly well, but indicated to me that the conditions and imminent storm were affecting my ability to shoot the 4" group at 100 yards that I was hoping to achieve!  So, I'll go back when conditions are better.  And I'll review my own "how to" video before I go, next time. 



Joe
CZ-75B 9mm and Kadet, 97B"E", two P-09's, P-07, P-10C, P-10F

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Re: Shooting a pistol from a bench rest, what I've learned, P-10S results
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 09:34:27 AM »
This is a great video. I was messing around at the range trying to figure it out. But i felt like a fool and obviously didn't know what I was doing. Just didn't know where to hold the gun with respect to the rest.
I'm also new to my CZ 75 and I'm trying to shoot whatever ammo I can. But now I have a way to determine if its the .17 c per round ammo, or me.
So helpful. Thanks!!
CZ 75 B Ω Urban Grey Suppressor-Ready (Omega)

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Re: Shooting a pistol from a bench rest, what I've learned, P-10S results
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 12:42:41 PM »
Glad you enjoyed the video and thanks for taking the time to respond.  I know shooting long distances isn't something many folks are interested in, but I have concluded it is a demanding shooting discipline just like run and gun and bullseye.  Glad I could share what I've learned with you and others. 

Joe
CZ-75B 9mm and Kadet, 97B"E", two P-09's, P-07, P-10C, P-10F