So I was at the range this past Sunday trying out my BHP which just came home from an absurdly long stay at a pistol smith. I had put about 100 rounds through it and everything was going fine. I do not claim to be some kind of magical shot, but I practice enough that I do not usually embarrass myself.
Anyway, I was doing Mozambique drills when my head shot struck just at the edge of the target's head. Slightly frustrated I paused, took a deep breath, and tried again. This time my head shot missed entirely by a few inches. Now bordering on irritated I gave it another try and managed to spray the target worse than I did on my first day at the range. The three shots are almost off the paper! (And mind you, this was a large human shaped target.) Staring in total disbelief I clicked the safety on, put down my pistol, and wondered what on earth was going on. Did my brain forget how to focus through my dominant eye? Am I having a stroke? Maybe I just stink!
Then it dawned on me that the other range member must be asking themselves if they want to be so close while some idiot who can hardly keep his shots on the paper is blasting away like a fool.
Irritated, embarrassed, and confused I looked down at my BHP as I contemplated what my next move should be. And there it was! The front sight had worked its way loose and wiggled over to the edge of the slide! (Yes, I know the smith stinks. I figured that out once he was three years late and still didn't complete the build the way I had asked for it.)
The good thing about this was it gave me a chance to practice my point shooting (which I had some training in a while ago) without the distraction of a front sight.
Anyway, I got a good laugh out of the situation and thought that some of you might also.