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At the range....Type of targets.. does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    That red dot in the center is the secret helper for many shooters. It gives you something at which to aim. That isn't really a bad thing. Try to find some silhouette targets that are simple black and white. You will see how much that dot has helped you in the past.

    It is simply a matter of focus.

    Just remember, in the dark and cold on the street, your "target" won't have a big red dot on his COM.
    He will if my Crimson Trace on my 1911's is working If the CTs aren't working--well the sights are Tritium.
    I shoot using a target much like SunTzu uses except my are black n white (cheaper).

    Now that we have had some snow & rain, our range should finally be open again (been closed almost all summer for fire danger). I plan on buying a mix of scenario targets from LE targets and setting up some mixed targets at different ranges--maybe have my wife or a shooting partner put up different scenario targets while I have my back turned, and then turn, assess and engage as appropriate.
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    Col. Grossman claims that practicing and having soldiers shoot at silhouette/life like targets increased the likely hood of actually firing in a fire fight vs freezing up.

    Practice how you fight and fight how you practiced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NMB View Post
    Col. Grossman claims that practicing and having soldiers shoot at silhouette/life like targets increased the likely hood of actually firing in a fire fight vs freezing up.

    Practice how you fight and fight how you practiced.
    I would agree with that, based on the hesitation and reluctance to fire I have seen from some folks in F-to-F exercises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post

    Just remember, in the dark and cold on the street, your "target" won't have a big red dot on his COM.
    Correct. It will be a 7.5 mil triangle.
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    It's easy to make your own shoot and see targets too guys.

    Plenty of videos on YouTube.

    Neon paper/posters/notecards
    +packing tape
    +black cheapo spray paint
    =life size shoot and see target.


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    Since the circles are roughly the same size as the silhouette head, I'd say it's psychosomatic. If you want better practice, put a t-shirt/cap on the sil target and see how you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Just remember, in the dark and cold on the street, your "target" won't have a big red dot on his COM.
    I have taken to carrying a package of red dot stickers so if confronted by bad guy(s) I will simply place the stickers on appropriate places on them......

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    Me and bunch of guys will go to the range and shoot at B27 silhouettes with our pistols. The target is set at 100 yards and we take some duct tape and tape a 1/2 pound jar of Tannerite to the back of the target right behind the x.

    Then, we'll each take a shot. Whoever hit the target and blows it up first, gets to pick out a gun, anyones gun and shoot it at the next target. It's a lot of fun and you get to shoot a lot of guns. Some of the guys are pretty good and the target never lasts for more than a few shots unless you get devious.

    I popped a target with my Colt Anaconda with the first shot, so I got to pick out he next gun that everyone shot with. Just to make it interesting, I chose the Keltech PF9 with the 2 mile long trigger. I cant say how many shots it took as everyone shot several times but we just about ran out of ammo before the target finally blew up.

    We do get some weird looks from the timid people, but who dosent like blowing stuff up? At least its easy to tell if you hit center of mass.
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    That's awesome, didn't think handgun rounds would work with tannerite.

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    I use paper plates and make an x in the middle lol. Ok I am cheap say it.
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    That's awesome, didn't think handgun rounds would work with tannerite.
    The little calibers wont but the bigger calibers will.
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    honestly, i staple up whatever paper is on the floorboards of my car. my range has a paper only rule, otherwise it would be whatever garbage was on the floorboards.
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