Bryuer From Mass.

Bryuer From Mass.

This is a discussion on Bryuer From Mass. within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I'm new to handguns altogether. About a year ago, a friend got me started using his .22 Sturm-Ruger Mark II. I used his a few ...

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    I'm new to handguns altogether. About a year ago, a friend got me started using his .22 Sturm-Ruger Mark II. I used his a few times and finally got my CCL. I was actually a little surprised that in MA I got it. Anyway, I started out by buying a used Mark III from Sturm-Ruger. Then I added a snubby .38, and a Glock 23. All within a brief 3 months. Now, just a few months after getting those, I find myself with a 1943 - 1911A1 (needs a little work) and a Makarov 9mm MAK. I enjoy going to the range, and am looking forward to Sig Academy next month.

    I'm happy to carry, but I want to make sure I get some good training. I'm now a member of NRA and IDPA. I don't know if I'll compete, but I won't stop learning and pushing my abilities.

    Any hints on handling the snubby would be helpful. At 15 feet I'm OK. I want to be able to be accurate at 50 feet.

    My carry will be the Glock.
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    Practice, practice and more practice. For some people snubbies are just harder to shoot accurately. I'm not one of them, but I think a large part of that is when I first started shooting, I started with a snubbie. And I still practice regularly with all of mine, the .38 snubbie, the .357 snubbie, 6" .357, the 4" .44 Magnum, and my 4" Kimber.
    I usually shoot at least 200 rounds per week, more if I can. I had gotten away from firearms for about 20 years and when I got back into shooting, I was horrified at how badly I shot. Fast forward 9 months and those 6" groups have become 2" or smaller groups at longer and longer distances, and I'm seriously thinking of shooting on a league this winter.
    Start at a distance you feel comfortable shooting and gradually move to longer distances as you accuracy improves.
    For defensive shooting 50 yards is a long distance, work your way up to it.
    This site has a lot of good info and the "Dot Torture" is one of my favorite drills to practice.
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    [QUOTE=Rugergirl;1327695]Practice, practice and more practice. For some people snubbies are just harder to shoot accurately. I'm not one of them, but I think a large part of that is when I first started shooting, I started with a snubbie.
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    Thanks Rugergirl, I will continue to improve. Just the Mark III made it feel easy. I'll check those sites.
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