Showing posts with label Training. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Training. Show all posts

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dot Torture

I thought I would try to bring some structure to my shooting. A simple principle, but if you don't measure something, you won't know if you are improving.

I ran the Dot Torture drill three times today at Coal Creek Armory. The drill involves shooting small dots at relatively close range. It was hard to judge the distance, but I think I was at about 4 yards. The instructions include slow shooting, drawing and shooting, doubles, off-hand, strong hand, reloads, etc. for a total of 50 rounds/points. The rules at CCA prohibit drawing and firing, so I just pressed out from a low ready. I ran a 18, 17, and 22 using my CZ 75 SP-01 and Federal 9mm 115 grain FMJ RN ammunition.

I learned that I am horrible with my off-hand. I was 0 for 15. I have a baseline and hope I can go back soon to repeat the exercise. I may want to move in to 3 yards until I get more proficient.

From Brick O'Lore

Shooting Classes in Knox Vegas

Les Jones is trying to help find a shooting instructor in Knoxville. It is a timely question as I have been thinking about taking a class. I'm relatively new to guns and have only been shooting for about a year. I took the basic handgun course and the carry permit class at Coal Creek Armory.

I'm considering a personal session with Rick Newstrom. He did the permit class and I liked his style.

A co-worker’s son took a tactical pistol course with instructor Eric Matson. He really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Preparation is a Journey

Preparation is a journey. I can't prepare for everything, but over time I'd like to give myself more options.

For example, I keep improving my Emergency Car Kit as I've add cell phone chargers and some ice melt to the gloves, poncho, and hat.

Here is another food-for-thought article:
Three seconds. Three minutes. Thirty minutes.

I have no go-bag. I've had CPR, but don't have good first aid kits. A buddy is talking about scheduling some first-aid training, so maybe I can fill in that gap.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Training Drills

I really wish I had a better place to shoot. The range limits you - only one target, no drawing from holster to shoot. I don't really blame them given the close quarters.

With more room and fewer restrictions, I think these drills would be a good place to start.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Press Out

I was going to write a quick post about pressing out and add a note about the Magpul reasoning for using this method, but Fred at Folgers and Pistols (or something like that) beat me to it.

P.S. I number my magazines, too.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Magpul Dynamics DVDs

I ordered the 4 series set of Magpul Dynamics DVDs (Handgun, Carbine I & II, Aerial) along with the new Magpul Shotgun videos from Brownells. They had a sale on the 4 pack and a coupon for 10% off.

I'm glad I ordered the Magpul videos now instead of waiting on the on the Daniel Defense/Larry Vickers training series. I agree with ENDO and don't think I could stomach much of "LAV."