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, April 22, 2012

Sunday at the range

Decided to do a little shooting today with my youngest son. He was a little let down today as he expected to pickup a new video game today, but alas, it releases on Tuesday, so to pick him up, I decided to break out the CMMG M4 with conversion and let him shoot that while I worked on head shots with my M&P 9mm.

We set the target out to 10 yards and I let him blast away with the rifle. I put 59 out of 60 rounds into the head area of a standard IDPA target with one just low and outside of scoring. After that, we moved the target out to 15 yards and continued our shooting. I fired off another 50 rounds at the head and well, the results weren't nearly as good. I only had 34 out of 50 in the head box. Out of the 16 that missed though, 7 were just outside of scoring but on target, seven would have been total misses of the target, and two were dropped well low, but on target. Of those total miss 7, 5 were high, but within 2-3 inches of scoring, 1 was left within 2 inches of scoring and 1 was a Scott Norwood "Wide Right" Superbowl miss by about 4 inches.

Overall, while not happy with the 15 yards shooting, I wasn't un-pleased. I could feel the tension coming up as I took longer and longer to try to line up the shots and my sights would get more fuzzy. I'm hoping that by focusing on a smaller target at a longer distance, it will help me focus on the center mass at shorter distances and make the target seem larger. Well, psychologically speaking, that's the hope :)

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

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