If today's range session was a real life battle, I'd be dead!

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    If today's range session was a real life battle, I'd be dead!

    Ever had an off day at the range? Today was my day. Oh, I grouped the rounds just fine, my trusty Gen 4 G23 never lets me down on that.

    But I mucked reloads, dropped mags, had double taps all over the place, got my shirt tangled around my pistol when doing IWB draws, and shot like crapola off handed. I'm honestly surprised I didn't drop my gun!

    But I guess a bad day shooting is better than a good day working, right?

    I have had plenty of "off days" playing golf, but this is my first really bad day at the range in two years. Does this happen to others?
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    Well, glad you made it home. It could have been worse I guess.
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    That's what happens when you get old.
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    More perfect practice needed!

    I discharged my customary weekly box of ammo today and it's amazing how quickly my friend Mr. Flinch comes back after only a few days.

    Never stop practicing!
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    My last range day was great. I shot 320 rounds of .45 ACP from three new handguns with no issues. A few weeks ago, I loaded up a couple of rifles, a few handguns, lots of ammo, my spotting scope, my rifle rests, my range bag, and my cleaning box for a long day at the range. When I got there, I had forgot to bring targets. I improvised some targets and the first rifle shoot was not going good so I just loaded up and went home.
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    Ya know, sometimes you should just hang it up and go grab a beer before you get hurt.

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    Maby a little hard stuff might help.

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    When this happens to me I just slow down and helps. Most times I can speed back up after a few slow practices runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    When this happens to me I just slow down and helps. Most times I can speed back up after a few slow practices runs.
    Slow is smooth and.....
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    Uh...thats why we practice

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    Wouldn't have mattered. It will all be over with the first magazine, win or lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Does this happen to others?
    I made a mistake once.

    Look at the bright side: you knew what was going on, you've identified many of the issues, and you're taking steps to correct them. Could be worse.
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    Better to find out at the range what you need to work more on then at a Wally World parking lot.
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    Yea, lots of food for thought that is for sure. My next session will be better. In the interim I'll be doing a lot of dry practice on some things.
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    Smolch, actually, you had the type of training day you are supposed to have. Experiencing wardrobe malfunctions and reload bobbles are the things you are supposed to experience.

    Like I tell all my students; be happy you are making mistakes and working thru them. Your opponent has made no mistakes, he is perfect.
    Until he meets you, and experiences his first mistake, because it will be his last, for he is unprepared.
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