Place: The Range at NRA Headquarters
Gear: TSS 5″ Limited Gun, 200-odd rounds of the new load.
Goals: Yet more shot-calling practice, plus some long-range work.
Hit the range at 1:00pm or so, on my much-needed day off. Drills for this session as follows:
- 50 rds. freestyle group shooting at 15, 25, and 40 yards
- 50 rds. calling single shots from the holster at 15 yards
- 50 rds. calling 2x from the holster at 15 yards
- 50 rds. 2-shot doubles, from the holster, at 7, 15, and 25 yards
Shot calling is slowly getting better. I noticed that I’ve developed a tendency to grip too hard with my strong hand, and that when I do this I get uncalled shots off to 9:00. More dry-practice with the grip seems to be the solution.
Slowfire groups at 15y were in the 1-2″ range, at 25y were in the 5-6″ range, and at 40y, well, they were all in the C zone. I’m wondering if my Limited gun is ready for a new barrel – it has almost 15000 rounds down the existing tube. All the groups/patterns were centered nicely, though.
2 As from the holster at 7y is running just about 1.1 seconds. At this distance, I don’t use the sights on open targets (I absolutely do if there’s hard cover or a no-shoot about.) At 15y, my time climbs up to about 1.5-1.6 seconds. I can push it to 1.4, but I get some Cs. At 25 yards, my split time really starts to climb, about 1.4 for the draw and 0.5 for the second shot split.
Results: More dryfire. I’ve been slacking a little lately, and it shows up in the concsistency of my grip. Watch the sights!