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Well as things draw down here there is less and less to do once the guard is set for the day.

It was one of those days that you could forget where you are the weather was perfect, no outgoing or incoming so what better way to kill a couple of hours than to go to the range.

We are fortunate that we have a 25 meter short range inside the perimeter of the camp that you can go to anytime. There are an assortment of targets from bullseye to steel. Barricades of all sizes from 55 gallon drums to doorframes.

The weapons I shot today were my daily carry. First being a Glock 19 with night sights and M-3 WML. I use a Blade Tech Kydex paddle holster for daily wear and a Blackhawk Tactical Holster for other times. My rifle is a Chinese Type 56 AK-47 with a side folding stock. When I purchased this gun for company use I immediately took possession of it for my own, perks of being the boss and all

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Best I can tell the gun is all matching numbers and was made in 1966. It has a great trigger and other than opening up the rear sight notch and adding a rail system the gun is stock. Now I am the first to admit I hate adding stuff to an AK here however I had to make due with what I had. The only attachment I really use is a Surefire Taclight but instead of drilling holes into the side of the forearm to mount a piece of rail I simply adapted a rail system that I found here. I will say I do like the setup with the Magpul AFG. It gives me a solid point of reference when shooting right or left handed. I use a heavy padded sling that is long enough for a one or two point setup.

I did a few rounds of accuracy work from the bench which gets pretty boring the gun shoots POA/POI in about 1-1 1/2 inch groups at 25 yards. Next I did Rifle Ready Up drills. This entails starting from 5 yards and working your way back to 25. The rifle starts in a high ready and is shouldered and fired in 1-2 seconds depending on the distance. The way I fire an AK is from 0-25 yards I do not use the rear sight. I keep both eyes open and simply put the front sight, and in this case on the 56 it has a fully enclosed front sight post, on the target and fire.

I vary this drill by shooting from both shoulders and in some cases the opposite hand. I keep my right hand on the pistol grip, left hand on the mag/forearm and simply transition the whole gun to my left shoulder. It takes some practice but it is easy to do with most any rifle. Here are my results with 30 rounds from 5-25 yards with 1-2 seconds per single shot.

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I finished up with 9 rounds, three each standing, kneeling and prone firing as quickly as I could acquire the front sight after getting into position.

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With the pistol I have to make the most of my 9mm ammo as it is in short supply here. I opted for close contact drills from the holster firing as soon as it cleared with my elbow tucked to my side then followed that with one large quick movement off of the X and firing one head shot. I would fire between one and five rounds, move then fire to the head.

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The rounds on the upper left are not mine I was scrounging targets.

Anyways overall it was a good day at the range.
 

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Not to bad for someone in your age bracket. :wink: Nice shooting..
 
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I would like an indoor range, winter is still here and I am finished with it! nice 9 round group!
 

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Very funny HB.
 

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Stay safe, tac.
Remember,
that offer for an adult beverage of your choice still stands if you find yourself in Tampa.

dan
 

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JD hopefully will be out of here in three weeks may just take you up on that
 

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