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!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Classifier fun

Well, ran my very first classifier shoot today. It was a lot of fun, and nerve racking. I still seem to have an issue with my first courses of fire and probably being jumpy. I didn't get video of the first two courses of fire, but did get the third cof. I'll have that video up later after I'm done doing some editing of it to clean up the end.

So, if I figured out everything correctly, with penalties added, I shot the classifier in 167.27 seconds. That places me in mid to high side of Marksman class. I had a total of 87 points down which caused me 43.5 seconds of penalties and shot the 3 courses of fire in 123.77 seconds. I had a total of 6 missed targets which caused me to add 30 points or 15 seconds to my scores. Seems my working on one handed shooting may not have helped me as much as I still missed two targets at 7 yards. The other 4 misses were on the third course of fire which a lot of the shots were at 20 yards, something else I had not worked on much. Kinda surprised I didn't miss any shots on COF2. This requires two shots at each target while moving forward for one string and two shots at each target while retreating for a string. Put all 30 rounds on target in COF2. So, 2 bad COF's and 1 pretty good COF. Still, if the numbers are right, I guess I can't complain too much about being in Marksman class. I've only been seriously shooting since late March/early April when I got my S&W Military and Police 9mm. I'm shooting about 100 rounds a weekend, so there is a lot of room for improvement and MORE SHOOTING! :)

I'll edit this post later when I have the video fixed up and posted. - Update - couldn't edit the video, so just ignore the end :)

That's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!


  1. Doesn't sound bad at all. I'll try to catch the video when you post it.

  2. No, it wasn't bad. I was hoping to get into Sharpshooter, but I guess Marksman is a good place for me and gives me a shot at placing in some club and major matches. Really was a lot of fun. The SO told me that the last string on COF3 (Draw, kneel, and shoot 2 at each of the three targets that I was running it at just over 8 seconds, while most folks did it in 10 to 10.5 seconds.


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