Cloudy Day, So That Means…

…yup. Shooting high. It’s predictable at this point. Next overcast day, I’m going to try to hold under to compensate. One of the benefits of doing this every day is getting to shoot under many different lighting conditions, and being able to see trends emerge. I have a special post formulating in my mind about…

More “Unstructured Practice”

Typical 25 yard B-8. Knew as soon as the shot broke that the three high ones were bad. The best seven are in a 3.25″x2.75″ group, in the normal location for rear-of-target-sun and smoked out sights. No “drills” today, to speak of. After last week’s success with semi-unstructured practice, I want to see how far…

Two for One Blog Post Deal

Yesterday was much the same, (forgot B-8s again), same 3×5 card at 25 yards and then cadence drills inside of that. Today’s B-8 (pictured above) wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. But that standard is good enough to be able to put a bullet on a 3×5 card at any distance inside of 20 yards,…

Forgot to Print More B-8s…

Not much to report today, forgot to print targets. Started with a 5 round group at 25 yards, using a 3×5 card as an aiming point. I’d post a picture, but it’s just a 3×5 card with a cluster of four rounds in the upper left hand corner, and a stray off to the side.…

Daily Drills, Elevation Issues

Ignore the 5 rounds in the 10 ring, those were shot at 7 yards. Everything else is at 25. 10@25: No score The Test: 9.56, solid group 5″ above 9 ring. FASTest: 1.52/2.07/5.18/5.42/5.62/5.82. One body miss, 6.82 total. 5 rounds strong hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no time limit. Four hits. 5 rounds weak hand only:…

A System Only Works if You Follow It

Took my target boards out at the range, only to find they were still shot up from last week. I prepped everything else and preloaded the mags, but decided I would repair the targets “later”. Guess when later happened. Somebody had left some clean 8.5″ paper plates stapled up at 25 yards, so I took…

Something has to Change…

Mediocre close to the week, unfortunately. Lack of focus at 25 showed up on the target. 10@25: 83 The Test: 6.80, not scorable FASTest: 1.70/2.04/4.31/4.52/4.71/4.90. One 3×5 miss, four body misses. 5 rounds strong hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no time limit. Three hits. 5 rounds weak hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no time limit. Two…

Great B-8 Score, Thoughts on Other Drills

10@25: 90 The Test: 8.93, 80 FASTest: 1.90/2.49/5.54/5.76/5.97/6.17. Both 3×5 card shots missed, 10.17 total. 5 rounds strong hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no time limit. Four hits. 5 rounds weak hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no time limit. Three hits. Shot the rest of the box at 7 yards, on a 3×5 card. Single…

Mediocre Day of Drills

In a bit of a rush today, no real new thoughts or revelations. Guesstimated at the B-8 score, using a tape measure to extrapolate rings. 10@25: 89 The Test: 9.28 no score (it was bad, much vertical stringing) FASTest: 1.89/2.44/5.57/5.82/6.06/6.28. One head miss, 8.28 seconds total. 5 rounds strong hand only: 7 yard 3×5 card, no…

Glock Knuckle Issues

Did about 20 minutes of holster reps last night in dry fire, like a good shooter should. Unfortunately, it aggravated my Glock knuckle quite a bit. That’s what you get for not dry firing regularly, I guess. Shooting this morning was downright painful, and it showed downrange. 10@25: N/A The Test: 7.56 Seconds, 75 FASTest: 1.91/2.38/4.79/5.04/5.27/5.48. One…