Disappointing day at the range....sort of.....
I had a disappointing day shooting today. Normally, I shoot 2 or 3 times a week, on the rare occasion, I have gone a week at most. Today was my first range session in just over 2 weeks. I got out of my normal routine for a bunch of reasons that really don't matter here....Now I realize how much practice really means.
My sessions usually begin with one of my carry guns, after that I progress to whatever I'm in the mood to shoot.....well, I didn't shoot anything but my carry gun. I knew I was in trouble when I screwed up my first draw from the holster. The gun which I have put thousands of rounds thru, felt slightly unfamiliar.........from there it got worse, my first magazine had hits all over the target. It then progressed to screwing up my reloads, I missed my first grab at the magazine & almost missed the mag-well because my index finger wasn't indexed on the magazine correctly.
In frustration I stopped right there, I forced myself to relax & ran a few drills unloaded.....ssslllooowwwlllyyy I start to get back to normal
(or at least some semblance of normal).
I never realized that just a couple of weeks would have such a profound effect on my skills. I'm disappointed it the fact that I can loose so much ground in such a short time. Maybe it's getting older that has attributed to it (....I hope not, I'm still in my 40s..despite the grey hair).
In any case I ended up shooting my carry gun more than I had planned, I had to walk back to the house twice for more ammo.
Moral of the story is: practice, practice, practice. Don't put off shooting til another day, go out today & do it.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING TO YOURSELVES?
Now I have to go clean the culprit that caused all this (my carry gun).