Random Thoughts on Pistol Marksmanship

Here’s my thought process whenever I make a good shot (defined as a 9 or better on a 25 yard B-8): “Crush” grip. Like, I crunch down with everything. Death grip it. I’ve been experimenting with this in dry fire, and it seems to help. But not crushed so much that the sights wobble. It’s…

Ruger Predator Reloading Powder Choice

My previous handloads with the Ruger Predator 308 had quite the sticky bolt after firing. I reduced the charges to try and improve this, but that lost the node and didn’t do much for the bolt lift. Here’s a 200 yard group, shot on yesterday’s Glock target backer. Ignore the B8. Gross. *** I’m going…

Blog Housekeeping

Ugh. Sorry about the lack of consistency lately. I’ve still been shooting though, I have about five posts that I need to write and get scheduled. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you. Here’s a picture of the Ruger to tide you over. *** Sometimes. It just doesn’t happen. ___ If you ate pizza last year,…

American Predator 308 Initial Impressions

I purchased this gun because of the spec sheet and price tag. Three lug, 70 degree bolt Free floating hammer forged barrel Adjustable trigger Pillar bedding Side bolt release Removable rotary mag Aesthetics ~$400 (mine was $375 delivered to my dealer) Ok, my main premise is that the Ruger American isn’t any worse than a…

goals vs systems

Goals Vs. Systems

I don’t agree with everything Scott Adams (yes, the Dilbert guy) says, but I think he’s on to something with his Goals vs. Systems line of thinking (read more). I don’t have a five year goal for my pistol shooting. I don’t even have a six month plan. Instead, I have devised a daily system…

Why Shooting?

In my opinion, no discipline is as comprehensive in nature as the study of firearms. No other art, science, or pastime trains the mind and body in a more generalized way than the practice of shooting things…