Ron Ankeny Posted March 13, 2005 Share Posted March 13, 2005 Warning, long post ahead with questionable value. A little back ground first. Last month I spent a lot of time working on my reload with my single stack, but I haven't done much (if any) dry firing for about 3 weeks. I have been doing a lot of live fire though. So what's the problem? Well, I am between competition pistols right now so I have been doing alot of close yardage range work with carry guns. I have been shooting a snubbie wheelgun some and a baby Glock pistol a lot. I have also been shooting a 1911 some, but most of that is on 18X24 Steel Challenge rectangles as close as I dare get to them without eating the lead after the impact. I am now a point shooting maniac and I haven't seen a front sight in the past 3,000 rounds. I have mutated into a mall ninja with CQB pistolcraft skills to rival the best liars on the Web. I bet all of the experienced shooters know where I am headed with this. I went to a little get together yesterday, kind of an abbreviated club match. Just some guys with some targets scattered around shooting for giggles. I show up knowing I can smoke the reload, and I know I will own the hoser stuff. Well, I have worked myself right into spray and pray heaven and I missed evey single reload because I didn't pay attention. I don't recall seeing the magazine well until after the top round was hung up on the front of the frame. A steel plate at 12 yards did little more than drive my ammunition bill sky high. The close paper targets were hosed with reckless regard for Mike and the Delta squad. I called shots good that weren't even on the paper. The point after rambling for so long? I have engrained some really bad habits in my quest for speed. We all know as the speed goes up, our fundamentals erode. During my time off, I fell into the trap of practicing what was fun (at the moment) and I let my vision backslide. My fire control sucks. All of this brought on by hosing like a bat out of Hades for the thrill of speed. Beware the trap of high speed plinking. I guess I need to leave the 18x24 rectangles in the shed and get back to the business of shooting the A box. Maybe I should shoot at a plate rack for a little while, lol. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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