Ruger 22/45

A New Project

I’ll be hanging up the Glock for the time being, at least as far as the daily drills go. Don’t worry, it’s still the carry gun. My marksmanship skills have dramatically increased over the last five months, due largely to shooting a 10 shot string at 25 yards on a B-8 center every day. But…

Did It

Finally. After 170+ cold attempts with 10 shots at 25 yards, I finally landed the entire string in the nine ring yesterday. Standing, with a two hand hold and no support. No time limit, focusing purely on marksmanship. Everything just lined up. Grip and trigger finger were all in the right spots. I wasn’t focused…

A Few Articles I’ve Written

I do a little freelance gunwriting on the side for 1-800gunsandammo.com. Full disclosure, I am paid to write those posts. However, the editorial staff are really great people who never censor or try to influence the outcome of an article or my opinion within. Why (And How) I Go to the Range Every Day Hornady…

Speer Lawman 9mm Luger 147 Grain review

Speer Lawman 9mm Luger 147 Grain Review

I’ve been shooting Speer Lawman 9mm Luger 147 Grain ammo a lot lately, so I thought I’d do a quick review. Speer has been producing the Lawman brand since 1968, with the collective target markets of law enforcement and civilian shooters. Intended use is for practice and training, the ballistics closely mimic the Speer Gold…

Nikon BLACK X1000 4-16x50SF Tracking

Nikon BLACK X1000 4-16x50SF Tracking Test

No pistol drills today, spent the morning checking the tracking on a new Nikon precision rifle scope: The BLACK X1000 4-16x50SF . You’ll have to wait for my full review on the 1-800GunsandAmmo.com blog, but I will say that I was very impressed with the tracking and repeatability of the turrets. It went much better…

Weekly Pistol Marksmanship Progress Update

Drills are run cold, in this order: Five day average score for 10 shots on an NRA B-8 repair center at 25 yards: 87. Five day Average time/score for The Test: 5.12 seconds, score of 86. Five day Average FASTest: 8.19 seconds. *** Pretty decent week, overall. I want to try to do these as…

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…