Completed my NRA expert classification in pistol

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Joew, May 26, 2014.

  1. Joew

    Joew New Member

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    Had some free time today so, I went to my local range and shot for my NRA expert qualification in pistol, which I completed. I used my blued 6" Ruger 357mag gp100 that I put the hi viz front sight. I didn't shoot 357, I shot 38 SPL cowboy loads through the gun which for me made it a lot easier and the hi viz sight made sight alignment a piece of cake. Now I need to order all my rockers. I don't think I will ever qualify for distinguished expert, but I may try for it in a few months. :D
     
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  2. paulkalman

    paulkalman Member

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    congrats on your accomplishment
     

  3. lefty60

    lefty60 New Member

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    Congrats! That's a great accomplishment :D
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats Joe,

    thats a good thing.

    I know I would be proud to have that under my belt.



    Jim
     
  5. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Congrats....way to go.....
     
  6. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Congrats, nice work
     
  7. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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  8. Joew

    Joew New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words.
    I think I will start on the NRA Defensive 1 pistol Qualification in the next couple of weeks before my old eyes can't see anymore. Things get harder when you're an old fart. ;(
     
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  9. Nogoat

    Nogoat New Member

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    Congrats.....
     
  10. jbardellini

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  11. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    From what I have read you must be a dang good shot to get that certification. No I don't wanna go play paint ball gun with you. Shooting 38 special out of 357 is fun shooting.
    I wouldn't be surprised to hear you get the distinguished expert title.
     
  12. EasyCZ

    EasyCZ Member

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    Awesome! Congratulations!
     
  13. Joew

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    Last Saturday and this past Friday ( yes I know the 13th) I started defensive pistol 1. Last Saturday I shot pro-marksman and marksman. This last Friday I shot marksman 1st class and sharpshooter. The highest time was 15 seconds and my fastest time was 10 seconds. Again I used my Ruger gp100 6" barrel. I used speed loaders for all my loading parts. For marksman 1st class and sharpshooter you start the times with an unloaded gun. As soon as I can find a range that will allow me to setup with cover on right side and left side, I will shoot expert. Then distinguished expert which requires a kneeling position and standing.

    I am also going to see if my wife would be interested in trying these different qualifications, since she is a better shot then me.
    She enjoys target shooting with her 1911 9mm and her Ruger 22/45. I shoot with her almost every weekend. ;)