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  1. Kevin, I hope you are doing well. I want to share a couple of stories about amputee shooters. I first met Sgt. James Gill at the 2012 FNH 3 gun match. He shot the stage I was working pretty well, but it was obvious most of his teammates were faster movers because of his prosthetic leg. The following year I was working a different stage where the shooter had to move downhill. Sgt. Gill shot that stage so well, I forgot he was an amputee until he came back up the hill. The other story was about another shooter who was a double amputee who shot the same match. On a different stage the free fire zone was shaped like a baseball diamond. From first base you shot with a shotgun, second base was rifle at about 200 yards at small targets and third base was pistol. You had to have your foot on the base while shooting. This fellow got to second base, sat down, took off his prosthetic leg, put it on the base and used it as a monopod. Nailed the targets quicker then hell. Put it back on and continued the course of fire. Here's a link to a youtube story on James Gill https://youtu.be/VHA1smnyVws Just wanted to share these stories and wish you well.
  2. In your case I recommend putting the dry fire targets on the ceiling and using the chair in full reclined position.
  3. If I only knew. Sometimes I can hold them still, but then sometimes they move when I release the trigger.
  4. Welcome to the forum. I also have nothing to add about blue bullets in 38 special. But would be interested if you shared the results on using them. I was thinking of loading up some wheelgun ammo myself. I know they sell sample packs of various bullets for reasonable prices. You can also get 5% off by using discount codes found easily on the Internet. Also wear gloves when reloading with blue bullets or you get "smurf fingers." Other then that, they work just fine in my .40 call semiautos, I use less powder then with jacketed to get the same speed. Probably the same accuracy, not enough difference for me to tell.
  5. I like that Brian's forum is so long standing that it has a sub forum for Macintosh computers instead of Apple or Mac.
  6. My side is clearly winning. 7 to 6 I broke the tie. (Wow, this is as close to politics as I want to get.)
  7. The last scam caller I got claimed to be from the electric company. They even gave me an 800 number to call back with my payment. I called back and yanked their chain for 15 minutes. Afterwards I thought it would be funny to call again, but next time call while at a match with gun fire in the background.
  8. The 3 gun show, steve anderson, triangle tactical, Canadian practical shooting and firearm radio network.
  9. I think you are going a little overboard in this. I've seen several dropped guns and generally they sweep the person who dropped the gun and then about half the crowd. So I don't think that you can or should dq the fellow who dropped it. You as the RO should attempt to avoid sweeping any other person while you recover the dropped gun but accidentally grabbing the muzzle because it was bagged shouldn't cause you much concern. I don't think you even could be dq under these circumstances unless you did something crazy like purposely sweeping the crowd. My advise is to let it go.
  10. It's still coming down here in central N.J. About 18 inches so far. But I have a 5 foot drift on my roof and we shoveled about 3 feet off the deck.
  11. Hopefully the OP has worked out his problem by now. It would be great to know what worked for him. 15 years ago I was in the same boat. In practice I had a hard time just getting all my shots to stay on an 8.5x11 inch paper from prone at 100 yards. I let someone shoot my rifle and he put 3 shots in the bottom left corner, half inch group with iron sights. It took me awhile to realize that he chose a spot to aim at (bottom left corner) while I was aiming at the whole paper. After I learned that trick I could then shoot a six inch group. Then my next learning moment was at a match at West Point. Getting ready for that match, I heard we would have to shoot out farther than the 100 yards we had at my home range. 200+ yards. I read up and asked fellow shooters about 200 yard zeros and how if you were hitting dead on at 50 yards you would be very close to dead on at 200 yard. At the same time I also learned that if you rest your rifle on the magazine it would be way steadier. So, in practice I was shooting at 4 in. targets, prone, and hitting it most of the time if I put the top of the front sight right at the bottom of the circle. Because with a 200 yard zero you hit about 1.75 inches high at 100 yards. At the West Point match I did the same as I did in practice, I aimed at the bottom of the target even though the target was at 230 yards. I could see the dirt splashing under the target and still I didn't make the connection that I was aiming at the wrong spot. I'd like to think I'm smarter now, as I haven't done that lately. Now a days, when practicing at 100 yards I put an aiming dot on the paper and then draw a circle 1.75 inches above that and judge my hits on how they land compared to the drawn circle. BTW, a .223 case is about 1.75 inches long. One of my greatest learning points has been to give each target the respect it deserves. For me that means if it takes me a bit longer to set up my position that's ok because its faster than throwing 3 or 5 hoper shots and still not be able to hit it. It means knowing where I have to aim to hit and waiting till the sights are there before I pull the trigger. Whether that means center of target, one third up from bottom or top of target and even up one foot and over 18 inches. I can set up and aim faster them I can recover and aim correctly after a poor miss. In summation, 1) pick somewhere to aim, not the whole target. 2) know your zero and how to apply it for the distance you are shooting at. 3) the lower your rifle to the ground, the steadier it will be. 4) give the target the respect it deserves.
  12. Rancher5, I can't understand what you were trying to say. I was thinking of shooting high power at our local range, but we are limited to 100 yd. I thought it would help my 3 gun game. But you seem to be saying shooting at 100 is worthless?
  13. Wow, what a great day on the range. A very good match. Thank you to Dean and the whole crew at Topton.
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