Practicing shows evidence of progress!
I had a full day of shooting on Friday. It was warm enough to head out to the back part of the family farm and get busy with a variety of guns.
I took my three favorite handguns, the Sig P229 SAS, the new Kimber Ultra and my favorite 1911. Additionally, I took both AR rifles, the .223 bench shooter and the .308.
You know how some days just go your way? Man, I was ON. I've never had a day like this.
To start, I decided to practice with the Kimber. It is a tiny guy for such a big round, but I am amazed at how well this thing shoots. I practiced from 7 yards, 15 and 25 and was rewarded with some very nice groups (incidentally, my Galco holster is great...not a custom job, but it is a very nice piece of leather).
Next, I went for the full-frame 1911, practicing at the same distance. I've never been a bad shot, but it is really nice to see that my draws are getting much more relaxed, metered and the groups were the best I've ever managed. I should have taken pics, but suffice it to say that I put more than a few rounds through the same hole and also a clover leaf. I love that gun every time I return to shooting it!
Finally, I shot the Sig (.40). This is where my practice is really showing. I have finally learned proper trigger technique for this sometimes complicated action. My dry firing and drawing practice has made it much simpler to use this Sig, and I'm thrilled with where this is taking my confidence in carrying a concealed gun.
Sometimes, when you're practicing every other day, you don't step back to assess where you skills have improved or where you need to work harder. It makes it easier for me to do this when I'm shooting on the farm instead of at the range. I guess I just relax a little more and take my time with everything.
I'll never be Cirillo, but it is very rewarding to see that I'm progressing. I'm studying lots of new practice drills that I'll be eager to share with you all after I try 'em out. I'm sure most won't be new to anyone, but who knows?!
Happy New Year to everyone, and GO BUCKEYES!!!