Tough time at the range

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Longshot, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Longshot

    Longshot New Member

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    I committed to changing the way i hold my m40 for the whole time i was at the range yesterday..........I didn't hit a flippin thing......it was quite embarassing. Next time I'll go back to the way I'm used to with my off hand supporting from the bottom....I just needed to vent. -Longshot
     
  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    start close, like 3 yards or less, this way you can SEE you POI on your hits and know where your shooting and dial it in from there.

    In Rob Leatham's tutorial he gave on some outdoor show he says to lay the gun down and pick it up for 1 shot then repeat until it becomes habit to pick it up that way.

    http://www.americanshooter.com/Features/features.html
     

  3. bigtaco

    bigtaco Active Member

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    learning any new thing after hours of practicing a previous technique is hard.

    dry firing a few hundred times a few days before a range session wil definitely help. you didn't mention what your new grip was but idpasteyr's grip tutorial is right on.

    i can't even remember how i used to hold a pistol.
     
  4. RiceCakes

    RiceCakes New Member

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    +1 on the start close. I took the gf's dad out to shoot it, of course he wants to show what a man he is so he tries shooting from 20+ yards. Couldnt hit squat. Serves him right for not listening. Now he doesnt want to shoot it, so I get all the ammo :wink:
     
  5. srfl

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    I usually chuckle a bit whenever I see a younger couple going to the range I visit on Dale Mabry Avenue in Tampa. Eight times out of ten a guy while try to impress the girl by rapid firing (I think against range rules) or fires at a target beyond their ability to hit it....result: few hits on target. Usual excuses: the sights must be off or there's something wrong with the gun.

    They just need to do a little reflecting and self-assessment as to their actual skills, slow down and remember front sight-press-follow through......and not try to impress their friends with bad habits. Asking for help is also a good thing too.

    Good luck Longshot and don't get discouraged! Keep training and remember that ammo is cheap so stock up and go to the range frequently. There are lots of experienced shooters on this forum that can help if you have any questions to ask. So fire away! :D
     
  6. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Good find on Leatham FlaChef.......... :!:
     
  7. Longshot

    Longshot New Member

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    It's just a little strange ya know.....I've taken it hog hunting and hit at way beyond what i would try at a range...and i wasn't even thinking 'proper grip'. I will keep trying the grip in the tutorial, only this time I'll keep it close to start with.....my new cx4 is amazing at 20 yds and inside 2'' at 50 so i won't say all was lost at the range that day!!!! -Longshot
     
  8. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    Longshot, your grip has little to do with single shot accuracy. That is steadiness of hand and trigger control. Something if you hit those shots consistantly you obviously have better than me.

    What a proper locked out grip does is reduce muzzle movement during recoil. The less your gun moves the faster you find your sight picture again. Things like ergonomics and low bore axis make a difference in the gun; things like grip and balance (keeping your weight just slighlty forward) make a difference in the shooter.

    While at this weekends IDPA match I did not have one of my best outings (I was trying to speed up a bit) I recieved a couple compliments on how steady my muzzle was while using full house .40's (wwb). One guy even thought i was shooting 9mm. Part Steyr design, part me.