JD and I are taking the NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home certification course this weekend.
Sometimes in life we can't get to the range as often as we like and while we do what we can with some dry fire or maybe a quick range session or two, there are times we go a couple weeks without so much as a single live shot fired.
I used a borrowed .22 for most of the class this morning and at the very end of class one of the instructors taped 2 combustible reactive targets up on the range and each student took turns shooting 2 shots at the little 1 & 1/2 inch disks from about 8 yards away.
Everyone was so close and a couple of people nicked them bit still neither of them ignited.
JD brought his new HK .45 with him to class and since the .22 I was borrowing was shooting just a little high and to the left I traded that in for his HK knowing it would be accurate when it was my turn to try.
I've never shot JD's HK before and haven't done much shooting of any kind in a few weeks. I put 2 rounds right on top of one another just about an inch above the first reactive disk shooting for point of aim/point of impact the way my Wilson would aim.
Since no one had succeeded in shooting the disk we were allowed to move to the next line and try our hand at it a second time.
I got to the front of the line, JD handed me his HK and said, "6 o'clock hold."
I said, "Well, why didn't you tell me that in the first place?"
I adjusted appropriately, took one shot that nicked the outside of the disk and the second shot sent it up in flames.
Not a minute later JD followed my example by lighting up the first disk by also adjusting for a 6 o'clock hold with the HK.
I don't mean to brag but it sure felt nice to be the only girl in class and the first one to make the explosive shot!
Should have gotten a picture of that!