Off day at the range.

Off day at the range.

This is a discussion on Off day at the range. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Any of you experts have a bad day at the range? Well...I guess a bad day would be loosing a thumb or something worse. But ...

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Off day at the range.

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array Thanis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,362

    Off day at the range.

    Any of you experts have a bad day at the range?

    Well...I guess a bad day would be loosing a thumb or something worse. But you get what I mean.

    I know I'm no pro, but I had a very off day at the range. I was very low and to the left. I could get it back on target only to loose it again.

    Lost my job (and yes, I'm bummed) a week ago, and think my confidence was off, or something like that. No sob story, I'm doing OK as long as wife does not lose her job.

    Thought it would be an easy $10 diversion (already have plenty of ammo). I think what bothers me most is that I place a great deal of personal security / feeling safe on the fact that I have a firearm and tend to be good with it.

    So any thought on what I was doing wrong at the range?

    Anyone else feel less SD confident after a bad day at the range?


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array GWRedDragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    1,413
    Dunno, I guess it depends on what you mean by 'off'. Are you missing the target completely at 7yds or are we talking about an inch off of the bullseye?

    (About being an expert...see below)
    "Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
    ---Carry options: G26/MTAC, PF9/MiniTuck, PPK/Pocket, USP40/OWB---
    ---NOTE: I am not an expert. If I ever start acting like a know-it-all, please call me on it immediately. ---

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array Thanis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    2,362
    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    Dunno, I guess it depends on what you mean by 'off'. Are you missing the target completely at 7yds or are we talking about an inch off of the bullseye?

    (About being an expert...see below)
    At about 15 to 20 ft, often missing the Silhouette (say 20%). Hit the paper 95% of the time. Shot 150 to 200 rounds.

    My norm is 3 inches off center, with maybe 1 missing silhouette a few hitting the silhouette but not center when I am doing some type of quick shot drill.

  4. #4
    Lead Moderator
    Array rocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    16,081
    Unless you are really missing simple shots it isn't all that bad. We all like to see really small groups but sometimes stress, shakes or other physical effects can cause our groups to open up.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


    Nemo Me Impune Lacesset

  5. #5
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    I've had "off days" at the range. Few and far between, but they've raised their ugly head every now and then. Try to blame it on ammo, the temperature, or the pistol. Most of it depends on us. Our demeanor, our confidence, etc...... it all amounts to Ki. If you're mind aint in it, things just won't go as planned. Plain and simple. Learn to live with it, or not accept it. As the world turns.

  6. #6
    Ex Member Array Yoda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    2,782
    I've found that when some time passes between shooting I lose my accuracy. After firing a few volleys it usually comes back. Guess its like a bicycle, you never forget how but your technique wanes.

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,084
    Keep practicing...a bad day at the range is not a problem...a bad day in a WalMart parking lot can be critical.

    Stay armed...practice and muscle memory...stay safe!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array Fast Cloud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Gulfstream
    Posts
    603
    A bad day at the range is better than a good day at work. You'll find something soon. Hang in there.
    "Any rationally thinking person is armed" ---Hinds Co. constable John Lewis

    NRA member

  9. #9
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    20,007
    Good news, dry firing can cure the problem and it doesnt cost a dime.
    "Just blame Sixto"

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Coulda died at the range today (Niagara Gun Range)
    By tommyp in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: December 31st, 2013, 02:37 PM
  2. Range Bag Recommendations: For the range and IDPA
    By Ridge Runner in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: February 8th, 2013, 07:46 PM
  3. Range Etiquette Question - Conceal all the way to range?
    By Blakestr in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: December 2nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
  4. Perfect Range Day -- Range Reports
    By cvhoss in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 17th, 2007, 09:47 PM
  5. range report and why I go to the range....
    By Bags in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: February 20th, 2006, 03:43 PM