December 13th, 2008 10:30 PM
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?
December 13th, 2008 11:00 PM
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)
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December 13th, 2008 11:07 PM
At about 15 to 20 ft, often missing the Silhouette (say 20%). Hit the paper 95% of the time. Shot 150 to 200 rounds.
Originally Posted by GWRedDragon
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.
December 13th, 2008 11:08 PM
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.
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December 13th, 2008 11:19 PM
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.
December 13th, 2008 11:21 PM
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.
December 13th, 2008 11:37 PM
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!
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December 14th, 2008 09:16 PM
A bad day at the range is better than a good day at work. You'll find something soon. Hang in there.
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December 14th, 2008 09:22 PM
Good news, dry firing can cure the problem and it doesnt cost a dime.
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