The 4 rules of gun safety
*The 1st Law of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!
*The 2nd Law of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!
*The 3rd Law of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!
*The 4th Law of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Remember. Shoot safe, shoot straight.
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Remember. Shoot safe, shoot straight.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I then put another 60 rounds down the range doing the same 1 second per shot. I'm still left and got worse the more I shot. I'm having difficulty finding a good grip that is high, but not riding the slide release. I'm having issues with the slide not locking back after the last round, so I worked multiple grips trying to find one that doesn't ride the release. Nothing good came from those types of grips. May wind up talking to some of the folks at CCSC to see if they can help out. Worst comes to worst, I can always pay to have someone help me with the grip and the left shooting issues.
All in all, not terribly happy with the session today, but did end up relatively happy with the weak/strong hand shooting.
Well, that's it for this week. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
As to shooting the M&P 9mm, I put 100 rounds of the PMC bronze down the range this week. Again, like all the previous weeks, the PMC bronze has shot perfectly. I did notice that my first 10 rounds were left at around the 9 o'clock area. Five out of the first 10 rounds were in the wide 8 and 7 rings. Gun felt a little different in my hand. Was about that time I remembered I had taken off my large back strap and put on a smaller one to try it out. Put the large back strap on and it started bringing everything back towards center. Next 90 rounds were pretty much in the X, 10, and 9 rings. Still left, but getting better. Keeping my follow-up shots at around 1 second and focusing on the front sight acquisition over the target.
All in all (other than it being extremely hot inside at the range), it was a good day. Shoulder is a little sore and tender, so I'm doing the heat and ice for 20 minutes each to get it straightened out. My co-worker seems to think I might have a bursa sack issue. She's going to give me a set of instructions on how to work out my shoulder to get the flexibility back and hopefully reduce the soreness. Also been doing fewer shoulder exercises for the front and back of the shoulder.
Anyway, that's it for now. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I next put 50 rounds of the USA Ammo that I bought through my S&W Military and Police 9mm. Forty-five of the rounds were in the 9 ring or better with only 5 in the 8 ring. Again, all shots were taken with a goal of less than 1 second per round and I felt like I was right there.
The last 50 rounds were again USA Ammo which I shot through my Taurus PT-92. For these, I put up a small orange target between the 7 and 8 on the B27 target and used that to focus on. Seems my groupings were better again with the PT-92 than the M&P 9mm. I'm guessing it's because the PT-92 is slightly heavier. The only problem with the 92 is that the grip seems short and my off hand pinkie finger hangs off the bottom, so that doesn't feel real comfortable.
As you can see, I'm still predominantly left in my groupings, so still have a lot of work to do there. Anyway, the USA Ammo 9mm shot flawlessly. No failures to fire, eject, or feed. Not smokey at all, but I did wind up with a lot of burnt powder on my arms and it was a bit dirtier than the PMC Bronze 9mm I shot. Still, for getting it less than $10 a box, I'll take the extra time to clean my guns. Now that I'm a customer with USA Ammo, I've received two coupons for half off shipping. Next time, I'll probably order 1000 rounds and including half off shipping, get them for less than $9 a box.
Shoulder doesn't hurt near as much after this 150 rounds, so that's definitely a plus. I do think I need to stop doing shoulder exercises for a while though to see if it will help reduce the aching further. Seems like my posterior deltoid really aches for about two days after doing those exercises. Maybe if I stop completely doing them for another month or so, I'll be back to normal.
That's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Just ordered my first ammunition from USA Ammo. It takes a while to get it from the west coast to North Carolina (almost two weeks), but the ammo looks good and was pretty in-expensive. I purchased 250 rounds of the 9mm 115gr once fired, reloaded ammo for $42.25 and shipping was around $13 dollars. Hard to find 9mm ammo here for less than $11 a box, so all in all, it was a good deal. I'll shoot some of that ammo this weekend to see how it goes.
Well, that's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight.