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Old March 31, 2014, 04:18 PM   #376
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Yessir, anyone who doesn't use quality safety glasses is downright nuts.
I once caught a chunk of bullet jacket, that had bounced back off of a steel target.
It got me right in the bridge of the nose, after glancing off my glasses.
It took a pair of pliers to pull it out.
Bled like the devil, tool
Don't want to even think of what would have happened without glasses.
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Old April 6, 2014, 05:54 PM   #377
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turn off electronic ears

I shoot speed steel wearing electronic ear muffs. I sometimes have trouble hearing the ping when I hit the target. Today I tried turning off the amplification and it really helped me hear the ping. I think that the electronics were cutting out the ping along with the gun shot.

I told my buddy. He tried it but had a harder time hearing the ping.

My conclusion: experiment, standing close to another shooter and the timer, and determine what works best for your ears.
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Old April 7, 2014, 09:32 AM   #378
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With the wife happily joining me in shooting USPSA, ICORE and Steel I am burning through a big bunch of ammo.
The benifit is I don't hear all the complaining about, "you going to the range again"
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Old May 23, 2014, 04:15 PM   #379
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be careful firing insurance shots

I have made this mistake myself, although not in a long time.

Some USPSA stages have a limited round count, and some are unlimited. In the stages with an unlimited round count, you can keep shooting to make up a miss, if you realize that you've missed on a particular target.

However, if that target is partially screened by hard cover, or particularly if it is screened by a "no-shoot" target, take the time to downshift and be accurate and get your hit, or don't fire an insurance shot at all.

In each of the last two monthly matches I've seen somebody on my squad fire an extra shot to make up for a miss (or perceived miss) and rush too much and jerk the trigger and hit a no-shoot target, incurring a greater penalty than they would've had with just a miss.
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Old May 24, 2014, 05:08 PM   #380
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hit a no-shoot target
That will teach them to duck when folks are shootin. Got me a couple of no-shoots today that forgot to duck at the sound of gunfire.
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Old May 24, 2014, 06:24 PM   #381
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Last Match was 2 Hrs ago. I learned 2 things
I can't read the wind very good yet 20 mph kiddy wampass direction
Don't go to a match with a load you have never tested

Scored a 186, 191, 193. Ickyyyyyyyy
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Old May 25, 2014, 03:10 PM   #382
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well i guess...

i keep running low on magazines , so i have to stop and reload one then fire, or i reload all of them, then i go back and fire


- a slow precise trigger finger, using just the front digit and a bull pack method
-the more stable you shooting platform the better
-know your gun, so you can compensate for unforeseen issues
-keep it clean and smooth
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Old May 25, 2014, 03:42 PM   #383
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Slow down and shoot faster with regards to hit factor and clock time. Amazing what using the sites will do with regards to accuracy.
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Old June 2, 2014, 12:45 AM   #384
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In the month of May I shot an IDPA classifier with my Glock 19. I shot pretty good this time, but I still (as always) need to further practice engaging multiple targets from behind cover. I'm right handed, and often practice shooting weak hand with support (mirror image) when shooting around the left side of cover. Doing so was a requirement in the PPC course we used as a QC back when I started as a cop in 1981.

So for this match I did that when shooting in Stage III when required to shoot around the left side of cover. My hits were pretty good. I plan to continue shooting that way in that circumstance.

I also shot a USPSA special classifier match with my Glock 35. As usual, I wasn't very fast but I was quite accurate. But I did discover myself making a few errors:

(1.) I was bouncing the trigger when trying to go fast at close range, which is to say my finger was breaking contact with the trigger as I was resetting the sear. So, when I pressed again to take the shot, I bashed the trigger a little bit and a few rounds went left at 9 o'clock as a result.

(2.) I had several D zone hits. In both cases, it was the second round fired on the first target engaged in a particular string of fire. Probably caused by the aforementioned bashing of the trigger.

(3.) In one stage I found myself riding the sights while transitioning from one target to another when engaging an array that had three targets placed close together. In multiple target engagement, it works best to switch your visual focus to the target AND THEN bring the gun over. When you do look/shoot properly it prevents you from over running the center zone of the target and having poor hits or misses or hits into hard cover or a no-shoot.

Fortunately, I caught myself right away and actually didn't drop any points on that stage.
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Old July 20, 2014, 06:10 PM   #385
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Don't get frustrated when a popper won't fall after repeated hits.
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