I shot like a noob yesterday

I shot like a noob yesterday

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    I shot like a noob yesterday

    Glocks were everywhere. SA 1911 was just as bad.

    Ironically, I was like a ninja with the 637. How is it that a 1 7/8" barrel out-shoots everything else!?

    I think I'm turning into a 'trigger sissy'. Maybe I should shoot less...
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    Shooting is like golf or anything else...you have good days and bad days and you can't really tell what is different about them...everything feels the same but the outcome is different. That's just part of it. Last time I went out I was doing pretty good with all but one subcompact 9mm. And I used to shoot it dead on.
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    I hear ya. The other day I was all over the place except for the gun I usually shoot the worst. Sometimes you just shake your head, enjoy the moment, and forget the past. Later you scratch your head, try to figure it out and then post about it on the internet.
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    At first glance, I thought your thread title was "I shot a noob yesterday."
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    I think we all have these days. You should have seen my first few days with the Glock.. HORRIBLE!!! Don't beat yourself up too much.

    Yes, sometimes you do have to step back and reevaluate your shooting to make sure you haven't gotten sloppy but most of the time you have a better day later.

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    On my good days I keep them all on the target somewhere; on bad days--not so much. BGs are bigger than my targets. I hope to have the good day when I need it.
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    Just keep on shooting and the bad days will happen less and less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    You should have seen my first few days with the Glock..
    I DID see your first few days with the GLOCK. You shot fine once you quit looking for the hole in the target before the shot went off! <g> You're quick and accurate...okay, we gotta work on the reload, but the shooting? You're spot on. And you can do a defensive, combat GLOCK toss better than anyone I know...LOL
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    We all have our 'days'...and on those days, I go home early.
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    It happens. Sometimes when you start off with a bad run you try to overcompensate. The more you try the more you throw off your mojo and it spirals out of control. Just take a couple of days off and go back again.
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    A bad day at the range IS a bad day and we all have em'. Considering you are standing in a prone stance with NO adrenaline dump. I hardly ever go a static range anymore because it's not really "training" for real life situations. Moving and shooting, shooting from the hip are the best ways to train yourself with a handgun. JMO.
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    As said here already, bad days happen, oh well as I use to tell my troops Suck it up and Press LOL. On bad days I can't put a bullet close to the center, but it's always on the target frame. So I figure if this is my bad day, the BG will bleed to death and be disarmed.
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    Yes we (me) all have days when we just shouldn't get out of bed. I always try to end on a good note at those times. Life!
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    Maybe it's a sign; that you need to spend more time with your 637...
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