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So I got off work a little early today and decided to make a quick range trip (almost talked myself out of it). Walked in, actually chose which lane I wanted, got in and set up. Now this is where the trip begins to get good already. As I'm setting up, I happen to notice I'm right next to one of our fine members, Tangle. I've had the fortune of running into him a few time's, (always a good thing for me). I actually met him after recognizing his shooting from post's on here, lol. Anyways, I set up and put my first few rounds on the target @ about 4-5 yrds. Now I haven't shot in around 2 weeks, and it gets better as I go. But these were NOT too pretty, so I put the next five on the target, a little better, not too much. ( center of target first ten rnds) Orange Recreation


Then Tangle shoots, I look REAL bad all the sudden :scruntiny:. Told him I wouldn't of set up next to him if I'd know I'd just get embarrassed, lol. So he watches me shoot, and gives some good advice.. I use his stickers and as you can see (left and right stickers on shoulders) things tighten up a good bit ( I did move up to 3 yrds also).

Well then, he goes back to shooting in his lane, he comes back over a minute later and tells me to come to his lane. He asks "shot a 1911 before?" holding up his kimber, "once" I reply. "Well this is gonna ruin your range trip" he says with a smile. I only shot one at an outdoor range at 10 -12 yrds at a target riddled with holes already (no idea really how I did). So he loads her up and tells me to try it out. The results speak for themselves, FRIGGIN SWEET TRIGGER!!! Technology Graphic design Games Electronic device Illustration




Ya, that would be 5 rnds in almost the same hole! What a fantastic pistol!


Now I've said it here before and I still feel the same, not really a 1911 guy :gah: - but I do know somewhere down the road when I'm ready to get a really nice, pretty target gun it'll be a 1911!

Now what's really sweet is I went back to my Glock and perceeded to do this (top two stickers, head). First was @ 3 yrds again, then I moved it back out another yrd or so feeling pretty darn good about my last ten rounds for the day. Thanks Tangle. Was a really good quick trip to the range!
 

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A nicely tuned, accurate 1911 is hard to beat.

he comes back over a minute later and tells me to come to his lane. He asks "shot a 1911 before?" holding up his kimber, "once" I reply. "Well this is gonna ruin your range trip" he says with a smile.
What ... Tangle's a tease? Who knew? :haha:

Actually, instead of ruining it, it sounds like it made your day.

Sounds like a great outing. (I remember those. EMP, where are ya bud ...)
 

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Good shooting. I miss shooting .45 cal. from my service days. Someday...
 

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...Then Tangle shoots, I look REAL bad all the sudden :scruntiny:.
You're willing to do what it takes to get better; and from those last ten shots, you're gettin' better in a hurry! You'll probably be outshootin' me before long!

...So he loads her up and tells me to try it out. The results speak for themselves... Ya, that would be 5 rnds in almost the same hole! What a fantastic pistol! FRIGGIN SWEET TRIGGER!!!
The trigger was only part of the 'test'. I wanted to see if you were getting good sight pics and moving the gun pulling the trigger, or not getting good sight pics. The Kimber, took most of the trigger out of the equation, which basically left you. YOU HAVE GOOD, CONSISTENT SIGHT PICS! Or, those five shots would not been in one hole.

You'll get better with the Glock - we now know from you shooting my Kimber, you just need to work the Glock trigger a little better and you'll be doing one hole shots with it.

You did good buddy! Really nice on those last 10 rounds. Just don't try to go too fast or too long too quickly; burn in the techniques and the speed and distance will take care of itself.
 

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You're willing to do what it takes to get better; and from those last ten shots, you're gettin' better in a hurry! You'll probably be outshootin' me before long!


The trigger was only part of the 'test'. I wanted to see if you were getting good sight pics and moving the gun pulling the trigger, or not getting good sight pics. The Kimber, took most of the trigger out of the equation, which basically left you. YOU HAVE GOOD, CONSISTENT SIGHT PICS! Or, those five shots would not been in one hole.

You'll get better with the Glock - we now know from you shooting my Kimber, you just need to work the Glock trigger a little better and you'll be doing one hole shots with it.

You did good buddy! Really nice on those last 10 rounds. Just don't try to go too fast or too long too quickly; burn in the techniques and the speed and distance will take care of itself.
Thanks, think I'm pretty far from shooting on your level, but one day. Ya, they say perfect practice make's perfect. I really need to try to commit to getting to the range atleast once a week to continue to build apon the improvements.
 

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Thanks, think I'm pretty far from shooting on your level, but one day. Ya, they say perfect practice make's perfect. I really need to try to commit to getting to the range atleast once a week to continue to build apon the improvements.
Dry-firing trigger time can help a lot, in this regard. Avoids the need to burn ammo anywhere near as frequently. And if you're capable of doing one-hole shooting with the 1911, you'll soon approach that with the Glock once the trigger technique gets nailed on that one.

Tangle ... watch out!
 

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Sounds like a great range trip.

With current ammo pricing and availability I have been avoiding the range. I have ammo but don't want to use it up.
 

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I can put 35-40 rounds in a quarter sized hole at 7 yards with my Kimber. They are just ridiculously accurate. My G23 is no match for the Kimber in terms on tight groups. Looks like you did just fine, that is some pretty good shooting IMO. Glocks are good enough to get the job done, and your shooting would ward off any attacker.
 

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Dry-firing trigger time can help a lot, in this regard. Avoids the need to burn ammo anywhere near as frequently. And if you're capable of doing one-hole shooting with the 1911, you'll soon approach that with the Glock once the trigger technique gets nailed on that one.

Tangle ... watch out!
Ya, I have actually been doing more dry fire practice than ever - about 30 min twice a week (go figure with ammo the way it is), which has helped my trigger squeeze ALOT, but it's still a great bit different getting the recoil with live rounds. But yes, I do find dry fire very valuable, especially after a range trip is fresh in my memory - when I know exactly what my grip, squeeze ect. should be.
 

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I can put 35-40 rounds in a quarter sized hole at 7 yards with my Kimber. They are just ridiculously accurate. My G23 is no match for the Kimber in terms on tight groups. Looks like you did just fine, that is some pretty good shooting IMO. Glocks are good enough to get the job done, and your shooting would ward off any attacker.
Yep, I'm quite impressed with the accuracy of the 1911's. I was REALLY happy with my last two groups with my G23, wouldn't be looking for a whole lot more - just to slowly get out a few more yards while keeping tight groups and then eventually, slowly working on speed. Figure if I can keep atleast finding 50 - 100 rnds each week, I can make a 50 rnd trip to the range each week. I've got a little head start with a small range stash.

Thanks for the nice words everybody, good encouragement for me. Going to watch my first IDPA next weekend, then hopefully jump in on the next month's match - would be nice to have my fundementals down pretty good before stepping into that world (which I CAN'T WAIT FOR!)
 
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