Saturday, March 22, 2008

Back to Basics

Low Ready - GO
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Pause
Low Ready - GO
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press
Front Sight-Press

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Rebuilding my "muscle memory" to shoot accurately. It's a work in progress.

2 Comments:

Blogger George said...

Aaron, it may be the sights themselves. When I tried that pistol, I had more difficulty than usual in focusing the front sight. That "figure-8" sight set-up is prone to fooling the eye.

I've found the Glock-type sights far superior. They consist of a bright "U" shaped rear and a white dot front.

On my very-standard, Essex-frame 1911A1, the ordinary GI sights are easier to use than your figure-8s.

Perhaps the very best sights I ever tried out were on a Walther 99 that Gerry the Geek owns. It had factory-optional night sights, which were the three brightest dots I've ever seen, and they are set wide enough apart to be distinctive, even when my old eye loses some focus.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Aaron Neal said...

Well, George, as I said when we were shooting, those sights DO take some getting used to... it was probably 200-300 rounds for me to get good with them.

However, those are the sights that I scored 249/250 with on my CHL class, and the sights I did pretty well as a rank novice in IDPA shoots.

My lack of hitting was a software error, not a hardware error. Yours was just unfamiliarity with an unfamiliar sight configuration.

With a proper focus on "front sight, press", and familiarity with those sights, they're VERY quick to acquire and get hits with.

I wouldn't use them for bulls-eye competition; that's not what they're meant for. They're meant for very fast minute-of-goblin, and when the shooter is used to them (as I am) and does his part (which I didn't) they're fine for that job.

I just need to do what we all need to do, which is PRACTICE!!!!

When we don't practice something, whether it's shooting, basketball free-throws, catching a ball, typing speed, or anything requiring hand-eye coordination, our proficiency declines. I've been neglecting my shooting practice, and it showed. Dramatically.

That neglect is being corrected, as of now, and I WILL score a 250/250 on my CHL renewal later this year, and I'll do it using my .45 with full-power loads, or I'll pay to take the dang test again until I DO.

9:18 PM  

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