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 24, 2011

Weekend practice at the range

Put another 150 rounds down range. Warmed up with 50 .22 rounds to the head of a B27 target. All shots wound up in the head with them all slightly left, but getting better. Used Federal Ammo last week and this week. Last week, only had 2 failure to fires with the Federal Ammo. This week was much worse with about 10 or so failing to fire. I'll clean the gun up real well and see if it makes a difference. Each round had a good strike on the rim, so I'm not sure what happened this week.

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.

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